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How To Repair Wood Fence
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September 28, 2021

How To Repair Wood Fence

Perhaps your wood fence is sagging due to exposure to the elements or it has been damaged by a storm, burglars, or insects. If your wood fence is damaged, you need to get it repaired quickly to protect your home from intruders, maintain its functionality and structural integrity. In this guide, we will take you through how to repair a wood fence.    
Here are the tools you’ll need to repair your wood fence:

  • Hammer
  • Coping saw
  • Primers
  • Saber saw
  • Electric drill
  • Shovel
  • Drill bits 
  • Pliers 
  • Clip bender 
  • Wire tensioning tool 
  • Safety goggles 

How To Fix A Leaning Fence

  • Step 1: Find out why the fence is leaning -- Your wood fence may be leaning due to shrinking caused by cracked or warped panels, rotten wood at the base, or impact. An assessment will help you determine whether it requires repairs or replacement.
  • Step 2: Remove retaining clips to free the post from the fence panel -- This will relieve pressure from the post. 
  • Step 3: Excavate around the base of the posts -- Excavate about one foot around the post and two feet down to remove the loose material causing the posts to wobble. This will help you fix the posts in a vertical position. 
  • Step 4: Backfill the hole -- Fill the hole with a mixture of dry soil and small gravel. But if you want the wood fence to stay in place for longer, you can use fast-setting concrete instead of a mixture of dry soil and small gravel. Let the mixture harden for a few days, and then reattach your fence panel.

How To Repair Wooden Fence Screens

  • Step 1: Get the right measurements of the wooden fence screens that need repair.  
  • Step 2: Remove the damaged screens from the rails.
  • Step 3: Align the new screens alongside the rails and nail them into place using hot-dipped galvanized nails. 
  • Step 4: Paint the new screens and other repaired paints for aesthetic purposes. 

Repairing wooden fence screens is much easier than fixing a leaning fence. But if you need help, call Beall Contracting. 

How To Repair A Rotten Wooden Fence Post

  • Step 1: Excavate around the base of the fence post and remove the rotten post. You can either replace the post or remove the rotten part with a coping saw.  
  • Step 2: Return the post in the hole, ensuring it's perfectly vertical, and place fast-setting concrete in the hole. Screw the post to wooden props.
  • Step 3: Make holes in the concrete spur using an electric drill and insert coach bolts.
  • Step 4: Wait for the concrete to harden and remove the props. 

Need Help With Wood Fence Repair? Call Beall Contracting 

Repairing a damaged or leaning fence doesn’t have to be complicated if you follow the right steps. But if you run into problems, call a reliable handyman to assist you. At Beall Contracting, we offer a wide range of handyman services, including fence installation and repair. If you need help with wood fence repair or replacement, give us a call.