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When to Add Barbed Wire to Your Commercial Fencing

barbed wire chain link fencing surrounding the perimeter of a large commercial landscape

Barbed wire has many practical applications in agricultural, commercial, and industrial settings. Here’s how to know if barbed wire fencing is an appropriate choice for your property.

For Agricultural Applications

Barbed wire fences strung along wooden posts are a common site in much of rural Alberta. This is because barbed wire is one of the simplest, most cost-effective options for fencing in a large area.

In agricultural settings, barbed wire can be used to mark property lines, secure your equipment against trespassers and protect your livestock and fields from unwanted predators and pests. Barbed wire can also be used to keep livestock contained within a given area. If containment is the goal, you can opt for high-tensile wire with high-elasticity that can withstand the pressure of animals pushing on the fence.

In the Oil And Gas Industry

Barbed wire fencing is also commonly used within the oil and gas industry. It can be employed to increase security at drill sites and processing plants or to enhance safety along the pipeline’s right of way.

If security is the goal, a few rows of barbed wire can be added to the top of an existing chain link fence to deter would-be trespassers. Barbed wire can also be used to create barrier fencing that’s effective at keeping livestock and wild animals that may wander too close to the pipeline at bay.

In either situation, installing barbed wire fencing is a cost-effective way to increase safety and reduce your liability during your drilling operation.

For Commercial Spaces

In commercial and industrial settings, barbed wire can be added to the top of chain link fencing to enhance security. It will keep your assets safe and trespassers out. Additionally, adding barbed wire to existing chain link is a great way to improve perimeter security, but it can also be used to create restricted access zones within an already fenced area.

Putting Safety First

Whether you’re trying to protect a commercial lot, a wellsite or your farm, barbed wire can boost safety and security, protecting your assets, your crew, and your neighbours. A well-installed barbed-wire fence is durable, cost-effective, easy to maintain and weather-resistant.

For all your residential, commercial, and industrial fencing needs, visit Duraguard Fence. We’d be happy to discuss your needs and find the perfect fencing solution for your commercial enterprise. Contact us today to get a free estimate.


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