Austin Fence Company 512-662-7415
How it Works
The first thing that we will do is set up a time to come out to measure your project. Next, we will discuss what your goals are and what you want out of your fence. Then we will give you an accurate quote that is good for 30 days.
When we agree on a price and you choose us as your fence contractors we will call in to have your underground lines marked. We will then sign a contract and take a 50% deposit and set up a start time for your project. We will then come out to the project site and walk the site with you and the crew leader to make sure we are all on the same page. We then will get started on your fence installation.
After your old fence has been removed, we begin by setting the new posts. The first to go in are the corner posts, from which we run a string line for proper alignment of the rest of the run. For a straight fence, this is required. All posts are set 18" to 24" below grade depending on the density of the ground and, set in a wet mixed concrete, We try to keep the post spacing at 8'.
When the concrete has set, another string is run from each corner post to indicate where the posts need to be cut in order for the finished fence to be straight, but still following the terrain. We adjust the string until it's where it should be, mark the posts, and then cut them. From this point on, all measurements are taken from the top of the posts.
The rails, 2x4 Treated Pine, are installed using 3 1/2" Hot-Dipped Galvanized nails. We space them evenly from the top, based on the height and style you've chosen. We are careful to ensure that the top rail is the straightest, as the eye will follow it. We also keep the nicest side away from the pickets so that the back of the fence is as nice as possible.
The pickets are the best available - West Red Cedar - and graded standard #2 on both faces. These are attached with four Stainless Steel Ring Shank nails. We use stainless steel to prevent any dark rust stains that commonly bleed from nails on cedar fences. Oils in the wood react with galvanized nails, and the Cedar Lumber Association recommends only stainless steel fasteners.
Your cedar fence comes with one coat of Behr brand clear sealant with U.V. inhibitors which will prevent most of the sun-streaking that comes with Texas Sun. Another coat the following year is recommended, but just one has been found to help dramatically. The sealant may be tinted to give the fence the slight apperance of age
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