Temporary fencing is a rental item. Unlike permanent fencing, it is the responsibility of the entity that rented the fence to maintain it. Below are some helpful tips for maintaining your temporary fence.
• This time of year, where weeds are growing up around and through the chain link fence fabric. Pulling weeds out of the chain link mesh is tiresome and almost impossible. In some cases, we are better off to simply dispose of the fence materials and charge the customer for damaged materials. Contractors should be sure to mow and spray around the fence while it is installed. Maintaining the fence line will improve visibility and discourage would be thieves from hiding in the weeds.
• Fence materials removed for access must be accounted for and stored onsite. Contractors are always removing and relocating temporary fencing. Be mindful to not let the materials walk off the site. It may be convenient to move a couple panels to another site but very costly. Rental firms track the quantities installed and will bill you full retail price for any missing materials.
• Temporary fence panel stands are typically weighted down with sand bags. Check each day to ensure the sand bags and blocks are still firmly placed to hold down the stand. Sand bags can break open and will slide or shift off the stands. Under even moderate winds, a weighted temporary fence panel installation will blow over like dominos. Not only will this expose your site but it may cause considerable damage to parked cars and passing pedestrians.
• Don’t bury materials. Grading contractors will grade right up to and over temporary fencing. It is not easy to pull these materials out when buried. The fabric will almost certainly be damaged and need to be replaced as it does not stretch or spring back into place.
While our temporary fencing is installed on your site, you are responsible for caring for it.