If you are interested in installing a fence around your property, one of the goals you might have is how to make sure that it lasts long. The types of fasteners you choose for the job will have a huge role in determining this. For instance, you could use nitronic 50 socket head cap screws to fasten sheet metal across the fence posts.
Using high quality products would ensure that this installation lasts longer, and that you would not have to spend a lot of time and money on maintenance. It would also be wise to use other associated accessories such as aluminum flat washers to make sure the fasteners are as tight as possible.
One of the challenges you might have is how to make sure that you install the poles into the ground with ease. Most people don’t know this, but fasteners can also be used for this application as well. The key to using them is by making sure that you select the right ground screws for the job, and that you learn how to use them properly before you put them in place.
A brief introduction to ground screws
In a nutshell, ground screws are designed to fasten fence poles into the ground. They are usually placed on the bottom of the pole, though there are some variations to this. In order to use them, it is usually necessary to create a hole and then fill it with concrete. The screw can then be put in place in the concrete, to ensure that it has a firm base. There are a few types of ground screws that are designed to be used without the placement of concrete, which makes them easier to use.
If you are interested in using ground screws for installation of fencing, you first need to make sure that the ground is suitably prepared. This will depend on the type of screws you get. Most of them can be stacked in the form of a kit, which includes everything you would need to put them in place. As has been said above, most ground screws need a concrete base. This means that part of the preparation would involve putting the concrete in place. If not, you may need to make the ground firm to ensure that once the poles are set up, the risk of them falling over will be minimal.
Tips on selection
If you are going to use ground screws, you should take enough time to select the right ones. This will help you avoid wasting money on screws that may not work. To choose the best ground screws, you need to primarily take into consideration the type of fence you are putting in place. If the poles and fence are going to be heavy, it would be necessary to get screws that are long and strong in order to support all this weight. You also need to get ones that are made out of a material that will not corrode easily, as there will definitely be water in the ground you are installing in.
Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.