5 Easy Steps to Install Chain Link Fence Slats

Want more privacy in your yard, but don’t want to install a new fence? Then chain link fence slats might be one of the best options for you. If you install chain link fence slats to the existing fence, they will provide you privacy with the same fence.

Chain Link Fence Slats

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But before you go ahead with the chain link fence slats installation, you should do research about the process. Each and every step should be carefully observed.

Here are 5 easy steps to install chain link fence slats :

  1. Dig Several Holes for Posts

    Dig holes 26 inches deep and 6 inches wide using the post hole digger. Gravel foundation in each hole should be atleast 4 inches deep. Several holes should be dug at once.

  2. Install Posts and End Caps

    Pour ready mix concrete into the holes. Try to install the post in the wet concrete and pour some more concrete into the hole to keep the post straight. Slide tension bands onto the posts and use a rubber mallet to install the end caps onto the posts.

  3. Stretch Your Chain Link Mesh

    Put tension bars into the fence and fasten the tension bars to the tension bands of the first post. A fence puller could be used to stretch the chain mesh till you get it tight. Continue to fasten it to the bands.

  4. Install the Chain Link Fence Slats

    Simply drive the fence slats down through the fence until they reach the ground.

  5. Connect All the Fence Slats

    Use a locking strip on the top of the fence to connect all the fence slats together. Once you have installed the first fence slat and connected it to the locking strip, continue down the fence installing other fence slats at the length determined by the locking strip. Attach the slat to the strip as you slide it down. Continue this process until it is finished.

After this process is over, you will have more privacy and you will still be able to see through the fence.

Need help installing chain link fence slats? Call us at (562) 697- 4216!

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading provider and installer of chain link fencing in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence Company offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.


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