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Averting Fencing Cost Losses

The cost of fencing is directly proportional to the quality of materials chosen. Wooden poles are often used for fencing locally. Use of untreated poles or barely treated poles is a major reason as to the losses incurred by property owners.  Once an untreated pole falls from decay, termite infestation or from other desiccants, the wires used the first time are often unusable.

To avert this installation loss, I advocate for well treated poles and preferably from CCA. Technically, CCA means Chromate Copper Arsenate or Tanalith C. It’s a chemical that is very effective against all wood desiccants such as termites, wood rot, fungi etc. When impregnated into a raw wooden pole under pressure, the useful life of such a pole is prolonged to over 20 years. Normally, the chemical impregnation process should achieve a penetration of one to one and a half inch, with a retention of between sixteen to twenty kilograms per meter cubic.

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CCA treated poles

Fencing poles form the basic tenets of a good fence. Once the poles are compromised, everything else goes to waste. Old wires are difficult to install and when used, they are a construction hazard due to breakages occurring when tension is applied to the wires. A well installed fence should last up to 25 years before major repairs can be done.

Fencing costs are determined by the land perimeter, pole spacing, wire to be used (barbed wire and or Chain link). Concrete can be used to make the poles firmer in the ground. A gate crowns the newly enclosed section, its the only opening that allows one entry into the property.

To reduce on losses incurred from fencing, a combination of treated poles, good quality wires, and professional workmanship should result in a long lasting fence.


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