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Steps: How Do I Install A Temporary Fence

May. 20, 2022

Temporary fencing is one of the most important site rentals for construction sites, outdoor special events, and large public events such as carnivals and fairs. Temporary fencing is useful because it can be moved and shifted as needed, and it can serve as an effective barrier that can keep people safe and the perimeter secure.

So, how do you install temporary fencing?

Assess the space

Temporary fences require level, solid ground. It is best to install the fence in good weather, as mud, rain and wind can make installing a temporary fence more challenging. Avoid installing fencing on slippery, muddy surfaces or in areas with dramatic drops or changes in elevation. A rainstorm could knock down your fence. Take the time to survey your space to find the most level, clear and solid base.

BRC Roll Top Fence

BRC Roll Top Fence

Establish boundaries

Draw out where you plan to put down your fence. We have a temporary fence tool to help you do this. Once you have a general idea of where the fence will be located, define the boundary on the ground with spray paint lines or set up cones and warning tape to mark the location of the fence. Side note: Setting up warning tape will help you visualize the fence and help keep the public away while you install the fence and provide a temporary barrier while you work. 

Peach Post Fence

Peach Post Fence

Setting up the base

You will need to lay out the base blocks to protect your temporary fence. Base blocks are usually supplied with your fence rental and are easy to use. They are heavy enough to hold the fence panels firmly in place along your perimeter. Lay the first base block for your temporary fence, then place a fence panel in the block. You will place a second block under the panel on the other side. You will use the same technique to insert one leg of each fence panel into the foundation block around you.  

Install safety posts

Safety posts are the anchors that keep the fence upright. They are an important part of the fence's security and stability. After the entire fence has been assembled, you will install the posts. Attach the struts to the back of the fence panels using brackets near the middle and at the ends of the temporary fence. Use a heavy object such as a sandbag to press down on the spreader bar. 

temporary fence

Check regularly

Temporary fences can change over time, especially when in public areas. Fences can also be moved or knocked over during storms or inclement weather. Check your temporary fence regularly to make sure it is in good condition, meets your expectations, and is not causing problems for the public.

Properly installed temporary fencing will ensure your site is safe and prevent the fence from collapsing. zerun can help you choose the correct fencing and installation options for your location. We have been helping construction and outdoor event coordinators rent and install temporary fencing.

Contact us for assistance.

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