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Question DetailsAsked on 2/22/2014

About how much should a fence repair cost on a chain link fence? It has a 2-3 foot hole that needs to be fixed.

The chain link webbing popped due to heavy snow piled against it. The webbing has a hole approximately 2-3 wide. The posts are fine, just the webbing needs to be replaced. I need an idea on the cost of such a repair.

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There are two ways to attack this - reweaving, and replacement. You can get a scrap of the same grid spacing fence, unravel it, and weave it using a spiral twisting motion to weave it into the existing fence across the hole, overlapping at least 4 openings on each side, and wire or wire tie the loose ends to the existing fence.

The easier way is to get a piece of fencing that reaches from post to post, tie off the existing fencing at each post, and cut in the new piece from post to post. Fairly easy to do yourself if you look at how-to videos. Probably about $50-100 in materials.

Commercially, probably about $200-300 to get repaired by a fencing company, closer to $150-200 probably by a handyman. It will take a visit for an estimate and for them to measure the amount of material needed and which size opening and wire gauge fencing you have to get a match.

Since heavy snow caused this and might again (presumably from snowplowing), the right way to fix it is to put in stretcher or tension bars and post clamps like in this article - items I and J in picture -

The cheaper way, but less strong, is to just use aluminum wire ties to tie the fencing patch to the post.

Unless you had an avalanche, snow alone should not have done this. I presume it occurred because a snow plow pushed snow up against the fence, rupturing it. I wouldconsider doing something to keep the snowplows further from the fence.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


$200 - $300 would be my guess for labor and materials.

Answered 5 years ago by Davidhughes

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