Every single gate is a success at America’s Fence Store. All cantilever gates longer than 65’ with a mechanical splice are fully tested in their shop, which is not an easy task. Each gate is supported with a series of block and lifts to simulate what would happen once the gate is installed, as shown in the video below. At the start of testing, a lift is placed at the nose of the gate and then the lift slowly lowers the nose until it is fully supported. At this point, the gate is cantilevered. The gate in the video is almost 100’ long and 8’ tall.
This is where the rubber meets the road—or where the truck meets the track. Once the gate is fully cantilevered, it is checked for level throughout its length. The unique splice detail is evaluated for any lips or separation that could have occurred. Our engineering and fabrication personnel recognize that even the slightest defect will cause a considerable disruption in the gate’s operation.
America’s Fence Store constructs over a thousand gates each year, every one engineered with a combination of proven design materials and concepts.