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The Most Common Reasons Why Your Fence Is Leaning

Why Wood Fences Lean


Posts are the backbone of any fencing system. Your fence posts support the fence and panels itself, and because of that, they need to be made of durable materials and installed properly to do their job.

Rotting or shifting fence posts

The number one cause of a leaning fence is rotting or shifting fence posts. If your fence is leaning the first thing you will want to do is check the base of your fence. Make sure your posts are made of durable pressure treated wood. Posts that are made from the wrong kind of wood or are not pressure treated will be prone to rot in only a few years.

Improperly Set Posts

The posts underneath the fence are every bit as important as the fence you see above ground. If a post is not set deep enough, it will be unstable and likely fall over. Fence posts are the anchors for a strong, structurally sound fence that will stand against high windstorms, and excess ground moisture. A privacy fence that is 6-feet tall, needs posts about two feet deep.

If your fence posts have been installed improperly, they will need to be replaced.

Aging Wood

Even the best lumber wears out, because it is a natural material, even if its pressure-treated it will eventually warp over time. As a wood fence absorbs moisture from rain or sprinklers it swells then dries out, this can cause the fence to shrink over time.

Titan Fence Co. has the experience and expertise to help you with your fence repair or replacement. Give us a call at 250-808-6991 or contact us for a free quote.

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