How to Mount a Vinyl Fence to Concrete
A vinyl fence is something that a lot of people prefer over other types of fences. You will not have to worry about the vinyl rotting or decaying. You will also not have to deal with having to replace it very often as a vinyl fence is sure to last you for a long time. The amount of time that it will last you will have a lot to do with how well you install and mount it and then how well you take care of it once you have mounted it into the concrete.
Step 1 – Approval
The first thing that you are going to have to do is go ahead and check with your local government and other types of organizations to make sure that you can be approved to build a fence. You will need to give to them the information regarding the size and height of the fence and what location you will be building it around. Once you have been properly approved, you can begin work on it.
Step 2 – Assemble
You are now ready to get your fence assembled. You will need to make sure that your fence post at the end is going to be flush against the wall of concrete that you are mounting it to. It is a good idea for you to go ahead and get treated 2 x 4 boards fit and cut to go along the inside bottom of your vinyl fence post. Make sure that you measure carefully and then cut the boards with your table saw.
Step 3 – Attach
Once you have the 2 x 4s in place, you will now need to get your post attached to the concrete wall that is adjacent to it. You will attach it by inserting a little metal flat bracket. You will insert it into the slots that are precut that are on your fence rails along the end of the post. Screw through your brackets. You will screw in through the vinyl and make it flush with your concrete wall. Your post is going to have to be as shim and as level as possible.
Step 4 – Concrete Footing
If attaching your vinyl fence posts to concrete footing, then begin by digging a post hole. You will dig this hole to where it is about 1/3 of the length of your post and about 10 inches in diameter. Get the bottom 6 inches of your hole filled with gravel and put in rebar posts. Concrete will then need to be poured into this hole. Your fence post should be slid in over your rebar and then pushed down until it meets the gravel base. A level will be necessary to make sure it is plumb. A hand trowel can be used to finish your top edges off. Make the concrete slope away from your post.