February 21, 2012

What about ground that has been backfilled?

 by Denise

If your ground has been backlled with chunks of concrete, eld stone or any other materials that can create air pockets under the ground, the WamBam system is not the way to go. Our system is ideally designed for virgin soil like clay. Underground pockets of air created by incongruous materials will not provide enough

January 16, 2012

Working around a tree in your fence run

 by Denise

Sometimes it’s unavoidable to have an obstacle such as a tree in your fence line. Here is a tip showing what one customer did. However, we must caution that trees do grow. Please be really careful when attempting something like this, and leave room for the tree to grow. You would not want a growing

November 22, 2011

Can I make my post more solid when it’s against a wall?

 by Denise

Although not totally necessary, if you would like to create a solid connection between your post, wall, and fasteners, you can fill your post with expanding foam.

November 18, 2011

Important Information About Fence Conforming to Pool Code

 by Denise

We have designed certain styles of our fence to be compliant with BOCA pool code, which is an industry standard that meets the safety requirements for most counties. For swimming and other child safety gates, most safety standards specify: a)  Your fence height needs to be between 4’ and 6’ high minimum b)  Your gate

November 1, 2011

How do I deal with angles in my vinyl fence line?

 by Denise

For angles greater or less than 90 degrees, we highly recommend you purchase our vinyl angle helper kits here. The following shows you how to angle your fence line without needing to purchase the angle helper kits. However, be forewarned that cutting the vinyl as per below isn’t easy. A. Mark angle and post channel corner

How do I deal with low hanging roof lines?

 by Denise

During your vinyl fence install, you may find that you are unable to sleeve your vinyl post over your anchor due to a low hanging roof line. You can work around this scenario in one of three ways. Option One If possible, continue to pound the anchor lower into the ground just enough to accommodate

How do I extend my vinyl fence panel if necessary?

 by Denise

A. If your anchors inadvertently were spaced too far apart, you can extend your horizontal rails using wood blocking cut to fill the void in the extruded cavity. B-D. Sleeve over your wood blocking by using the same size extruded vinyl. If you do not have any left over waste, please call us at 1.877.778.5733

How do I trim down my vinyl fence panel for a custom fit if necessary?

 by Denise

This article addresses how to trim down your vinyl fence panels. We recommend prior to doing this that you first read this article on equalizing your fence sections. A. Measure distance between vinyl posts and cut to the measured length. B. Measure both top and bottom rail to ensure both are the same length before

How do I equalize my fence sections to fit my overall fence run?

 by Denise

Very rarely will your fence sections all fit perfectly into your fence line. You have three options. You must consider these three options before installing your first anchor. Please  note that the illustrations below are of vinyl fence panels, but the same principles apply for ornamental aluminum fence panels. BEST Solution A: Trim all fence

October 30, 2011

How do I compensate for anchors that have been pounded in severely crooked?

 by Denise

If your leveling donut will not allow for compensation of a severely crooked anchor, then you have at least three options. Option One: Drive the Anchor Deeper than Recommended B. Continue to pound the anchor deeper into the ground than what we typically recommend. This corrective ability of your leveling donut is amplified the closer