Hello readers. This week we would like to talk about high winds and preparations you can make to keep your fences up.
As the majority of you will be aware hurricane Irma caused devastation in the Caribbean and the U.S.A. ultimately costing many people their lives or livelihoods.
Fortunately in the UK we do not experience such ferocious weather although we still have high winds and even the occasional tornado.
The high winds we do experience here in the UK can cause a lot of damage. Powerlines and trees are usually the first to go. Although people often overlook the items close to home including their fences. Poor quality fencing or inadequate fence post erection are the main issues causing fences to fall.
Here at SecureFix Direct we have a huge range of fencing equipment for just about every application. With autumn now here and the weather sure to take a turn for the worse in the coming weeks. Now is the time to check your fence posts and make sure that they are well supported in the ground.
At SecureFix Direct we have a variety of fence post supports with the ever popular wedge grip system to suit every application.
Below are some examples from our range.
- Spike supports are designed to be driven into the ground and the 4 fin steel spike will provide gale beating strength and durability.
- Concrete in fence supports are designed to allow the erection of fencing posts into a concrete base. These are designed to be used where the ground conditions won’t allow a drive in spike or in a hard standing area.
- Bolt down supports are designed to allow the erection of fencing posts within minutes as they don’t require holes to be dug or concrete to be mixed, saving time and money. These bolt down post supports are designed to be fixed down onto an existing concrete base or where they must be mounted onto a wall.
All of our fence post supports hold the fence posts above the ground level to help protect against rot and decay. Our fence post supports are painted brown to help blend in with your fence posts but can still be re-painted to match your chosen colour scheme. They are also all available in either 3” or 4” versions.
Our fence post supports help give a strong and stable base to give great strength and durability to help stabilise your fence in high winds.
We are adding more and more fence post support styles every week with our bolt grip versions due to become available in the near future.
Until next time we hope you stay safe this autumn and remember the wind is more powerful than you may think.