How to Fix a Wobbly Fence with a Concrete Repair Spur

How to Fix a Wobbly Fence with a Concrete Repair Spur

The Concrete Repair Spur – Challenge Fencing are proud to announce the saviour of fences. Why replace when you can make an easy and long-lasting repair in less than half a day?

Your garden 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 over the last few years, there’s still a high chance that it may have lost a lot of its stability. This doesn’t mean however that you need to replace your whole fence!

Setting up your concrete repair 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 with 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 preservatives to help prevent any future decay.

Dig a hole for the Concrete Repair Spur - illustrated

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2. Make adjustments

Once you’ve placed the spur into the new hole and you’ve checked 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.

Make adjustments to Spur fit - illustrated

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.

Measure twice, drill once fitting Concrete Repair Spur to wooden Fence Post - illustrated

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!

Secure your Repair Spur using bolts - illustrated

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

The completed installation of Repair Spur

So, let’s recap: rather than spend £100’s on two new posts, gravel board and a fence panel, you now have a solid fence that’s as good as new for less than £15 plus 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 back weather top, your steel reinforced spur won’t lose any durability from rainy 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

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