Can You Move a Fence? Interesting facts you should know

Can You Move a Fence? 5 Things you should know

Can You Move a Fence? Interesting facts you should know

Author Bio: Thomas D

Author Bio: Thomas D

Enthusiastic about Fishing & Gardening. Backyard decor , Avid Golf Lover & Blogger

Whether you’ve come to this article because you want to relocate a fence or simply remove it, I have some solutions for you. Because there are so many different types of fences, the standard methods for removing them differ.

 

Fences can be relocated. It is best to hire a professional for the job, but it is also possible to complete the task on your own. Because many fences are held together with concrete, they can be difficult to remove. 

 

It is recommended  that, before you start moving your fence, there are a few things you should do. Make sure to mark the location of the new fence, prepare the ground for it (e.g., by digging holes), and have all of the necessary safety equipment on hand (including safety goggles and gloves). With that out of the way, let’s look at the moving processes for some different types of fences.

Vinyl Fencing

The likelihood of moving your vinyl fence without damage is determined by how it is constructed. If all of the vertical rails in each frame are stuck together with no gaps in between, as many tall fences in America are now to provide privacy for neighbours, it will be easier for a professional to come and take care of its removal to avoid damage.

 

If your vinyl fence has gaps between the vertical rails, it will be much easier to disassemble. This type of fence is built in the following manner:

 

Begin by removing the caps from the posts. This can be accomplished with a dull knife, spatula, or any other tool that can simply break off the glue and pop off the cap.
Remove the glue from the horizontal bottom and top rails. After this is completed, the rails should be able to shift slightly.


Remove any screws discovered within the fence posts. This will allow you to remove at least the top rail and vertical rails.


The bottom rail will be more difficult to instal because most fences have concrete in the base to keep the fence stable. Pull and use flat tools to get the bottom rails out as much as you can. If the bottom rails aren’t coming out of the posts, you may need to simply saw them out. Source

 

Wooden Fencing

Wooden fences are probably one of the simplest to remove. One simple option they provide is to simply saw off the posts and leave the concrete in place if that is what was used to secure the posts.

 

 If concrete is used, the other option is to have a lever of some kind and use it to get it out of the ground. If no concrete is used to hold the fence in place, the simplest solution is to try wriggling the posts out of the ground.

Barbed wire fence

Barbed wire fences are more dangerous and more difficult to disassemble. They require a great deal of attention to detail and are best completed by two or more people. 

 

To complete this task, you will need bolt cutters and pliers, as well as thick clothing to protect yourself from injury.

To begin, take the staples out of the posts. When preparing to cut any of the wire, keep a safe distance from it because barbed wire moves unpredictably when cut. Then, carefully roll or coil your barbed wire to make it transportable.

 

After that, all that remains is to locate your posts. After that, you can fill in the ground where they were and proceed to build your fence in its new location.

 

 

Iron Fencing

Iron fences, particularly wrought iron fences, are among the most difficult to relocate, depending on what they are attached to. They will most likely be secured with concrete and may even be attached to brick, marble, or other stone walls on the side. Moving iron fences, on the other hand, is nearly impossible unless you’re willing to do a lot of cutting, digging, and possibly welding.

 

Here are your options if you are determined to do so. 

 

If the fence is attached to a wall or column on the side, you can cut it apart, into sections if necessary, and then work on welding them back together once they’ve been moved. 

 

If the fence is not too long and is secured in concrete, you can dig up the concrete and then get a large group of people to help you lift it up and out of the ground.

Chain Link fence

The fence fabric is the easiest part of a chain link fence to remove. Once you’ve determined that the posts can be removed from the ground, start removing the bolts, wires, and stakes that hold the fabric to the posts. It’s probably a good idea to roll up the chain link as you go so it can be easily moved to its next location. 

After you’ve removed the material, you can work on removing the top rails and any remaining caps or dividers.

 

 

Now for the actual posts. To get the posts out of the ground, dig around the concrete (soaking the ground beforehand with water is suggested to help make digging easier). At this point, you can either try to push and pull the steel posts out of the concrete, or simply cut them out if they won’t budge.

 

 

You are now ready to replace the posts in the ground. Make sure they’re straight and where you want them, then start pouring concrete to ensure they’ll stay stable and upright for years to come.

 

That’s all there is to it. 

 

There are numerous methods for removing fences- Some are much harder than others. So consider the type of fence you’re moving, where you’re moving it, and any materials you’ll need to disassemble it. Remember to use the proper tools and to stay safe while working on your project!

 

Final Thought

 

You are now ready to replace the posts in the ground. Make sure they’re straight and where you want them, then start pouring concrete to ensure they’ll stay stable and upright for years to come.

 

That’s all there is to it. There are numerous methods for removing fences- Some are much harder than others. So consider the type of fence you’re moving, where you’re moving it, and any materials you’ll need to disassemble it. Remember to use the proper tools and to stay safe while working on your project!

 

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