What is the Most Common Type of Damaged Fences?
The most common fence repair work is to storm-damaged Hardie fence, the next most common would be rotting wooden picket fencing. Hardie fence, unfortunately, does have a long life span, after 7 to 10 years, it becomes brittle and weak and can easily develop cracks, then when the wind catches one broken section, it pulls the rest of the Hardie fence down like a domino effect. Hardie fence will last better if no trees grow and crack the fence. It has been correctly retained, and you do not put any extensions such as lattice, which creates more weight on top of the fence. Insurance companies often take care of storm-damaged Hardie fence claims, and we can provide a damage assessment as part of our quote to help with your claim.
You will also find overgrown trees, and out-of-control creeper vines can cause lots of damage to all kinds of fencing and retaining walls. People don’t realize cute little plants often grow into full-size trees, and before they know it, there is a major problem with your garden beds, fences, paving, and plumbing work. The trees will grow roots that will stop at nothing to find water and will crack brick walls, push over fencing posts, and crack retaining wall panels. At Fosters Fencing, we are capable of digging down and cutting out these roots, cutting back a lot of these trees and installing fences in some difficult situations.
The next most common type of damage would be incorrectly installed Colorbond fencing where the bottom rail has been set too low, and the bottom rail is either backfilled over with sand and the sheeting is embedded in the ground or the bottom rail has been paved above, and there is no way for water to escape which eventually will cause the bottom rail and the Colorbond fencing posts to rust out, this can be easily fixed with the installation of aluminium plinths elevating the bottom of the Colorbond fence off the ground.
Quite often, repair work is not the best option because, slowly but surely, the rest of the fence will go at different intervals,. Renewing a timber fence or upgrading Hardie fence to Colorbond fencing is the best way to go.