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Can You Build a Fence Without Digging Holes?

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Can you build a fence without digging holes?

Fences serve an essential purpose. From marking your boundary, giving you the privacy, you want to protect your property, getting a fence gate around your house is always a good idea.

However, no matter how great this idea sounds, you might not want to get into all the hassle of digging up holes for your post.

We completely understand that. So, if you are looking for an easy alternative and planning to install a fence without working on digging up holes, we have two ideas for you.

Let us begin!

Drivable Post Support Anchors

Not happy with all the digging and the mud and dirt? You can always go for drivable post support anchors.

These are galvanized metal spikes that you can drill into the ground using a sledgehammer, and then you can use them to support your posts.

Once the spikes are fixated on the ground, you can slide in your posts into the spikes and secure them with screws or glue, and you will be good to go.

There are several benefits of using post support anchors instead of going the traditional way of digging-

They Protect the Wood- Now that your wooden posts are no longer directly in contact with the soil and securely positioned inside a metal holder, it will live a longer life. Most support anchors (also known as post support spikes) are built to drain the water through them, protecting the wood from rotting.

They Can Cut Through the Tree Roots– Now, a lot of times, when you are doing the digging for your post, roots of trees that have spread across a larger area underneath the soil may come into your way. While traditional digging may take a lot more effort to make their way through that, these support anchors can drill right through these roots and save your time.

They Save a Lot of Time- This one is obvious. The whole point of using these support anchors is to install your fence without all the effort and times that digging up the holes for posts take. Just drive them through the soil, and you are ready to fix your post.

Free-Standing Fence

This one is even easier. If driving the posts support spikes into the soil seems like a lot of work, then free-standing fences are your savior.  They are easy to install, but the best part is you can move them and use them somewhere else literally anytime you want.

They are pre-built fences that can stand on their own without the need for digging or support anchors. The panels are held together by couplers that interlock the panels and make them stand independently.

They, too, have quite a few benefits-

They are Portable– We feel this is one of the most significant benefits of free-standing fences. Fences are useful and having a fence that you can use any time you want without spending days preparing for installing is a considerable advantage.

Also, do not take them lightly just because they are not fixated on the ground. They are quite strong and sturdy and can serve all the functions of a regular fence.

Cost-effective- Since they do not require digging, equipment’s, gardening tools, and labor charges, you can also guess that they are also quite affordable.

Also, since they can be used in different places (they are portable, as we mentioned above), the cost-effectiveness is long-term, and you have a win-win deal.

Simple to Use and Saves Time- This ultimately serves your purpose. If you do not want to dig holes for your post, it is probably because you want to save time and want a hassle-free way, and that is the entire purpose of these free-standing fences. They are easy to use, affordable, and saves a lot of time.

So, these were the two ways you can get your fence installed without having to go through the trouble of digging up holes; and we hope you find this article helpful, and for any queries, let us know in the comment section below.

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen is the founder of OrganizeWithSandy and Works with Champalimaud Design where she curates and creates fresh ideas for designing and styling your life.

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