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DIY Solutions: Chain Link Fence & Dog Run Packages

Are you ready to tackle your next fencing project?  Duraguard Fence Ltd. carries easy-to-assemble DIY chain link fence and dog run kits. We also offer curbside pickup at our locations in Edmonton and Grande Prairie to make getting the materials you need easier than ever. Contact us today to find out more about our DIY solutions.

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DIY Chain Link Fences

Chain link fences are affordable, durable and require little to no maintenance. Our DIY chain link fence kits come with all the materials you need and can be installed in just a day or two.

 

How to Install a Chain Link Fence

Before starting your fencing project, it’s important to find out if you need a building permit. You should also make sure there aren’t any underground utility lines that could be damaged by digging. Once you’ve taken these steps, you can get started on the installation. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Delineate the fence layout. Mark the layout of your fence using string and batter boards or stakes. The fence posts should be spaced between one and three metres apart.

  2. Dig the post holes. The post holes should be three times wider than the diameter of the posts and about two feet deep (or below the frost line in your area). We recommend using a post hole digger or a power auger for this job.
  3. Install the posts. Add gravel to the bottom of the post hole for drainage. Then, set the post in place and fill around it with concrete. Double-check that the pole is level, and then keep it in place with braces. Once the concrete has cured, you can remove the braces and fill in the rest of the hole with dirt.
  4. Install the fence hardware. Start by adding the tension bands. Make sure they’re positioned with the flat side facing outward. Next, install the top rail bands, cups and bolts. For corner posts, alternate the end cups (bottom one up, top one down). Finally, add the post caps to the top of each post.
  5. Hang the fence fabric.  Unroll the fabric on the ground and slide a tension bar through the first row of diamonds. Next, secure the tension bar to the terminal post. Then, stretch the chain link fabric along the fence. You’ll know the fabric is tight enough when you can squeeze the diamonds just a little bit.

 

The team at Duraguard Fence Ltd. is happy to provide you with expert advice on how to install your chain link fence kit.

DIY Dog Run Kits

A dog run can provide your dog with a safe place to play and exercise. At Duraguard Fence Ltd., we carry easy-to-assemble DIY dog run kits that can be assembled by two people in under 30 minutes. However, there are three things you should consider before installing one:

  1.  Location. The spot you choose should be at least partially shade to allow your dog to get out of the sun. Alternatively, you can add shade to the area with a doghouse, patio umbrella or tarp roof.

  2. Size. It’s important to make sure your dog has plenty of room to run, play and explore without feeling cramped. Keep in mind that large breeds require more space than small ones. At a minimum, your dog run should be twice as wide and five times as long as your pooch.

  3. Base. Grass and gravel are both popular options as a base for dog runs. Grass is the cheapest solution, but it’s easily destroyed. Pea gravel and limestone chips are gentle on your dog’s paws and provide good drainage. However, these materials can become hot in direct sunlight. Alternatively, if cost isn’t a factor, you could use concrete, rubber matting or synthetic grass.

A dog run can be a great investment. It’ll help protect your gardens and lawn, and when the weather is bad or you’re too busy to take your furry friend for a walk, it can ensure your pet gets the exercise they need to stay healthy.

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Contact Us for All Your DIY Fencing & Product Needs

If you need an affordable and durable fencing solution for your property, Duraguard Fence Ltd. has you covered. Our DIY chain link fence and dog run kits are easy to install and come with everything you require to get the job done. For a free quote on your fencing project or to learn more, contact us today.

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