Chain Link Fence Installation in Irvine, CA
Orange County Fence Pros offers a full line of Commercial, Industrial and Residential chain link fence installation to our neighbors in Irvine, CA.
Chain link fences (also known as wire-mesh fences, chain-wire fences, cyclone fences, hurricane fences, or diamond-mesh fences) are woven fences typically made from galvanized or plastic-coated steel wire.
Rolls of 50 feet of fencing are commonly available. Some of the most common heights include 3 feet, 3 feet 6 inches, 4 feet, 5 feet, 6 feet, 7 feet, 8 feet, 10 feet, and 12 feet. The most common mesh gauges are 9, 11, and 11.5. In addition to mesh length, height can vary depending on need, with the standard height being 10 feet, and the mesh length for tennis courts being 1.75 inches.
Due to their relatively low cost throughout the Irvine area, chain link fences have gained popularity over wood or wrought iron. Moreover, because chain-link fences have an open weave, they are transparent and do not obstruct the sun’s rays from either side. Inserting slats into the mesh can make chain-link fences semi-opaque.
Installing Chain Link at your Home
In order to install chain-link fences, you need to set post holes in the ground and attach the fence to the posts. It is possible for the posts to be made of steel tubing, timber, or concrete, and they may be buried or set in concrete. End posts, gate posts, and corner posts, commonly known as “terminal posts”, must be set in concrete footings or otherwise anchored to prevent leaning under the tension of a stretched fence. A line post is a post set between two terminal posts set at intervals of no more than 10 feet between each other. Using an unscrewing device, the installer stretches the fence at one end, attaches at the other, and removes excess by simply unscrewing the wire. A fence is tied to a line post with aluminum wire by the installer. Installers often stretch a bottom tension wire, sometimes referred to as coil wire, between terminal posts to help minimize the inward and outward movement of the chain-link mesh between the posts. Chain-link fences typically have vertical top rails, although they are not necessary. In the case of taller fences, usually over 10 feet high, bottom rails can be used instead of bottom tension wires.
After stretching, a bottom wire should be attached to the posts and a two-foot center hog ring should be formed between the mesh and the tension wire. Wires are generally installed before chain-link mesh.
Barbed wires and razor wires can also be installed for added security.
Standard four, five, or six-foot openings with standard hardware are available for this swing walk gate.
Residential Chain Link Fencing with Security Access
Most typical low-security access control needs can be handled with single Drive gates between 12 feet and 18 feet, and double Drive gates between 24 feet and 36 feet. Gates range in height from 6’8″ to 8’9″. You can enhance your gate’s privacy and keep prying eyes from viewing your equipment and property by adding privacy slats.
Wheel carriers rest on the ground and allow the gate to roll. As the gate opens, it is the size of the opening. However, a Cantilever slide gate is 50% longer than the opening so it is held above ground (about 6″). With the extra length (counter balance) held between the cantilever rollers and the posts, the unused space is affixed to the sides of the openings and can be down to four feet, five feet, six feet, seven feet, eight feet and ten feet long.
Various heights and sizes are available for cantilever gates. Plain tops are available or those that have barbed wire arm attachments welded on.
To calculate the gate size for your Irvine residential chain link fence, multiply the opening size by 50% to counterbalance. As an example, a 20-foot gate opening would become a 30-foot gate.
A cantilever gate is typically constructed using 3″ or 4″ ID (outside diameter) pipe.
Across each gate post are three cantilever gates with four rollers, one on either top or bottom. Latching and locking can be accomplished through the use of the 3rd post mounted with a cantilever latch assembly.
Orange County Fencing Services On Your Side
If you would like more information on a special or custom-style chain link fence in Irvine, California, call the Pros at 949-523-1855 or simply drop us an email. Either way, on of our team members will walk you through the process of installing, repairing, or replacing your chain link fence.