How to Fix a Wobbly Fence with a Concrete Repair Spur

Your fence has been through a lot over the past year – very strong winds, endless torrential rain and other such terrible British weather. Even if it’s survived through to 2018, there’s still a high chance that it may have lost a lot of its stability. This doesn’t mean that you need to replace your whole fence!

Challenge Fencing are proud to announce the saviour of fences: The Concrete Repair Spur. What’s even better is that our spurs are now only £9.99 for a limited time! Why replace when you can make a quick, easy and long-lasting repair in less than half a day?

Setting up your spur is incredibly easy, made even easier with our handy guide:

1. Dig a hole for the spur

First you need to make some space for your new spur. We recommend digging a hole around half the depth of your selected repair spur next to the fence post that needs the support.  You may have to chip away some of the existing concrete around the wooden fence post so your concrete repair spur sits flush to the wooden post. While you’re there – it’s a pretty good idea to give your fence & the newly exposed post a coat or two of wood preservative to help prevent any future decay.

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2. Make adjustments

Once you’ve placed the spur into the new hole and you’ve check that it fits well, you can work out the height and distance between the points where you will be drilling. The screws will be what keeps the spur in place, so it’s very important to get this as accurate as you can.

We recommend holding the fence post straight with some wooden braces whilst you mark out the holes for the repair spur.

3. Measure twice, drill once

Once you’ve double and triple checked to make sure that your measurements are all correct, it’s time to drill! Make a pilot hole using your drill for the coach screws. These will go through both the spur and into the fence post to ensure maximum stability.

4. Secure your spur!

Ensure your screws are tight and now comes the fun part! It’s time to secure the spur and the post with concrete. If you’re not sure what aggregate will be best for your fence, you’ve come to the right place. Say goodbye to a long boring job, our post mix is pre-mixed for ease of use – no more mixing ratios and mind-numbing mathematics! You just need one bag of post mix per fence post under normal soil conditions. An extra couple of bags is always handy to have just in case!

Once you’ve got your spur firmly in place, fill the hole with your post mix and allow it to settle. After some time, the spur will be in place and as steady as a rock.

5. Marvel in your solid fence

So, let’s recap: rather than spend around £135 on two new posts, gravel board and a fence panel, you now have a solid fence that’s as good as new from a £9.99 spur, a bit of concrete and some fixings!

Normally a damaged fence has to be replaced in its entirety, but not anymore. The Challenge Fencing Concrete Repair Spurs can fix the problem for years to come and with an ergonomically designed backweather top, your steel reinforced spur won’t lose any durability from rain weather.

Pick up your spurs today and get to fixing that fallen fence in your back garden this weekend!

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Posted on February 9th, 2018 Posted In: Fencing, How To Do

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