|Best Type of Fence
||What is the best type of
chainlink fence for my backyard?
||We recommend a minimum of
a 4' high, 2" by 9 gauge (2x9x48) vinyl chainlink mesh with
galvanized posts. You can also opt for a 1 1/2" x 11 or 9 gauge mesh
size. This will provide a secure fence at a reasonable
cost. You can also use a 2" x 11 gauge galvanized chainlink mesh.
There are lighter gauges and larger mesh sizes available,
(2" x 11 gauge vinyl or 2 1/8" mesh sizes) but we do not
More information on residential fencing
||I have a swimming pool in my backyard. What type of fence do I need?
Local codes for swimming pool fences may vary between
municipalities. You should check with your local building permit
office for details. However, in most cases, the code calls for a
minimum of a 4' high fence with 1 1/2" x 11 gauge chainlink
mesh. In some
cases you may need a higher fence and/or all posts in cement. You
will also probably be required to install a self-closing gate. Check
with your local bylaw office.
Toronto Municipal Code for Residential Fences
want to install my own fence. What should I do about underground
||You will need to contact
the various utility companies for an underground locate. They will indicate by
stakes, paint and/or drawings where the various cables, gas lines,
etc. are located.
In Ontario, there is a central phone
number for Ontario1Call that acts as a utility notification service
for all the utility companies that are members. This is a free service.
Call : 1-800-400-2255
type of tools do I need to install a chainlink fence?
- Post hole digger - either a power
auger or hand digger
- Fence stretchers
- Line post driver
- 1/2" wrench or socket for
- An adjustable wrench or offset
pliers for gate hardware
- Shovel and wheelbarrow for mixing
- Nylon cord and stakes to mark the
You will also need to purchase sand,
gravel and cement for the end, corner and gate posts. You can
purchase premixed concrete in 80lb bags to make the task easier.
We can supply you with installation
need to cement all my fence posts?
||No. You can drive the
line posts in the ground. You should cement your end, corner and
gate posts for proper anchoring. In some cases, you may desire to
cement the line posts, especially where the ground is sandy, making
it difficult for the posts to anchor solid in the ground, or
where the ground is very hard, making to difficult to drive the posts. You may also be
required by local code to cement all posts.
Note that if you are installing an
industrial style of fence, all posts must be in concrete.