Essential Tips for Repairing Commercial Chain-Link Fencing

A damaged chain-link fence is akin to welcoming trespassers in your property. Although they might look innocent, trespassers present a significant problem for commercial property owners. Not only do trespassers prevent a business from conducting minor projects such as re-fit works, but they also drive up property maintenance costs. Moreover, commercial property owners should know that they are liable should a trespasser sustain injuries while occupying their property. Therefore, commercial property owners must ensure that damaged chain-link fencing is repaired in good time. That said, chain-link repairs should be done the right way or else the fixed sections will not offer the necessary security. This article highlights critical tips for repairing chain-link fencing.

Measure the Fence Distance 

Imagine going to the store to buy chain-link fencing only to find that you are short by a couple of metres. In such situations, the only option is to go back to the store and get the right size or work with what you have. Since neither choice is ideal, you must first measure the distance of a fence using a tape measure. It will ensure you buy the right length of chain link. Buying the right size of chain-link fencing for a damaged section will give the entire fence a brand-new look without any noticeable flaws.

Inspect the Fence Posts 

Chain-link fencing and the constituent posts are one thing. Therefore, damage to a chain-link fence would mean that some posts are also affected. Unfortunately, most property owners simply inspect chain link for damages and ignore the posts. For instance, a new fence will not last long if you fix it to a rotting post. Therefore, it is crucial to note all the damages to a fence, including the posts. As you walk around your property, give the posts a push to ascertain the condition. If some posts feel weak or show signs of rotting or splintering, include them in your supplies list.

Test the Tightness 

Just because chain-link fencing appears straight after repairs does not mean that it is tight enough. Regrettably, many people don't take time to test a fence for tightness. While you can do this during repairs, the final test is meant to ascertain that the repaired section's chain link is neither too tight nor too loose. A fence that is too tight is more likely to pop out of the posts. On the other hand, if the fencing is too loose, the repaired section will look out of place.