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  • Writer's pictureDavid Grier Jr

How to Fix a Leaning Fence in Charlotte

Time, wear and tear, and extreme weather can all take a toll on your fence. If you want to know how to fix a leaning fence Premier Fence, a Charlotte fence company, can help you navigate the procedure.


The first thing a good Charlotte fence builder will do is inspect the fence to determine where the fence is leaning in order to understand better how to fix a leaning fence. If a fence is leaning, the issue is usually caused by a post that has been compromised.


Tools required:

If you want to learn how to fix a leaning fence and do it properly, you need to be prepared with the following list of tools:


  • Post hole digger and shovels

  • Quick set concrete

  • Level to make sure the post is straight.

  • Metal fence menders

  • Chain link requires a wire stretcher.

  • Wire cutters

  • New posts, if necessary, made of

  • Crowbar

  • Pressure treated wood.


The second thing a Charlotte fence company will do is inspect the post causing the sagging fence and determine how to repair the post.


Repairs are different depending on the type of fence you have installed, so repairing a leaning fence depends on the type of fence you have.


The Benefits of Using a professional fence company


  • The repair work will be done by professionals who understand fencing structure and how to fix your issue properly.

  • Quality workmanship and materials that will match your existing fence.

  • We offer outstanding customer service to ensure you are completely satisfied with your repair.

  • Quick, easy, and affordable pricing.

  • Save time and money on materials and tools.

  • Eliminate the risk of damaging your existing fence.


If you decide you have the know-how, the time, and the tools to tackle the job yourself, our handy guide will help you navigate the process.


DIY by Fence Type


A Wooden Fence Leaning: Clear the area around the post, and if your fence is on a property line, consult with your neighbors before starting to work on the fence.


You will need a helper once you start because you will be doing some heavy lifting and digging.


The work can be cumbersome and difficult without a helper because you must free the post from the rest of the fence structure.


Determine damage:

  • Is the post damaged above ground from splitting or rotting?

  • Is the damage in the footer deep in the post hole? (The footer is the concrete it sits in below ground)

  • If so, you must dig a hole around the post to reach the concrete base.


If the damage is above ground, a quick fence post-leaning fix would be to use a fence mender.


A fence mender is a metal bracket of steel or aluminum designed to fit around the post and the concrete footing. It has two legs that extend into the ground for support. It isn’t very aesthetically pleasing, but it will do the job.


Below-ground damage requires digging to get to the concrete footer. If the post has rotted, you will need to replace the post.


If there is no concrete footer or the footer is too shallow, you will need to dig a new hole, straighten the post and pour new quick-set concrete.


You can also use a fence mender. Once the concrete has been set, replace the dirt and tamp it down to get a tight fit.


A Vinyl Fence Leaning: If your vinyl fence is sagging, it must be fixed immediately, or your entire fence could become compromised or detached from other sections.


You must dig up the post and determine if it can be straightened and fixed with a fence mender or replaced. If the post needs to be replaced, you would be better served to have a fence company fix it because you will need quality materials to replace it with.


A metal/chain link fence: Fixing a chain link fence will require a wire stretcher and wire cutters. You will need to cut the loose wires and use a stretcher to tighten the remaining wires at the post so the fence tightens until straight. Operating it can be tricky and cumbersome if you have never used a wire stretcher.


Aluminum Fence: Fixing an aluminum fence takes several steps, depending on the extent of the problem. If it’s a small bend, gently hammering it back into place should correct the problem. Aluminum is easily dented, so if you go this route, proceed cautiously, or you will create a bigger problem. A large bend may require a straightener to bend the post back into shape, but it is important to know how to do this without causing further damage to your fence.


DIY is great, but why not eliminate the stress of repairing your fence by letting the top Charlotte fence company, Premier Fence Fort do the job for you? Easy, affordable, and hassle-free.



We would love to take care of all your repair needs.



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