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Common Problems Found in Wood Fences

Common Problems Found in Wood Fences hercules gsa

While we often recommend wood fences for their durability, it’s important to know that they don’t last forever.

While we often recommend wood fences for their durability, it’s important to know that they don’t last forever. Eventually, wood fences begin to show their age and it’s at that point that you need to decide whether it’s time to do some repairs or replace the fence outright. The good news is that we have a list of some common problems you see in wood fences so you can arm yourself with knowledge and properly diagnose any fence issues you may stumble upon. Let’s take a look.

Your Fence Posts Sunk

There are several causes of this common wood fence woe. If the problem has gone on for too long, it becomes difficult to fix, so make sure you bring in a reputable fence contractor to take a look. If you don’t need a professional to help, there are other ways to deal with sunken fence posts.

This includes pouring concrete around the base of the post which is an effective fix in the right conditions (sandy, rocky soil that’s dry enough—avoid clay soil). Alternatively, you can add some gravel or sand around the base of your posts and then refill them with dirt and cement. That should prevent future moving.

Cracking Fence Posts

Wood fences suffer from cracked fence posts so often that you should consider yourself lucky if you’ve never dealt with it before. Nonetheless, it’s a frustrating issue for many and the first question to ask yourself is whether or not it needs to be fixed. If it isn’t compromising the integrity of your fence and is only an aesthetics problem, it may be best to paint over the cracks instead of trying to repair them.

Broken or Loose Fence Boards

If you have any loose or broken fence boards, repair them immediately. If you avoid doing so, it may cause further damage and even become a safety hazard. To repair, use a wood filler with a color that matches your wood boards. After you’ve applied two coats of filler, sand down rough patches and make everything smooth again. After that, you can apply paint or stains to protect your fence from further damage.

Fence Posts Warping

Wood fences are outside 24/7/365; as you might imagine, all of that exposure to the elements can result in serious damage. Most commonly, this means warped wood. It becomes even more common if your fence isn’t set in concrete or buried deep enough in the ground. This issue is best prevented during the installation phase.

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