Fence Repair Made Simple: How To Fix Common Fence Issues

Apr 17, 2024

Fence Repair Made Simple: How To Fix Common Fence Issues | Betafence SA

Even though Betafence’s EasyView fence solution is rock solid, sometimes damage can occur and a bit of fence troubleshooting is required. Thankfully, fence repair on this product is minimal and easy to do, owing to the modular nature of the system. 

Here are some common problems that you might encounter and ways you can fix your fence:

Broken or Cracked Fixators

One of the defining features of the EasyView fencing system that sets it apart from competitors are the fixators. These sturdy little clamps attach the panels to the posts without the need to drill holes into the posts. This is important because drill holes and bolts become hotbeds where rust and corrosion can take hold, thereby compromising the fence’s integrity.

We recommend using our steel fixators, as these are guaranteed to last as long as the fence itself. If you opt for the cheaper but equally strong nylon fixators, they might develop cracks or break over time or due to a sudden and severe impact.

Luckily, the fix for this is quick and easy. All you need to do is unscrew the bolt holding the nylon fixator in place, replace it with a new one, and screw the bolt back in until it’s tight.

Rust and Corrosion

Betafence’s products are made from galvanised steel, which is then coated with PVC paint to provide double protection against rust and corrosion. However, this problem can still sometimes arise at certain weak points or if the installation wasn’t carried out correctly.

A common problem that we’ve seen is rust forming around bolted points where the wrong kinds of bolts or nuts were used. This usually occurs because the correct anti-corrosion nuts and bolts were lost or misplaced during installation, and so the installer supplemented them with inferior alternatives. 

Another way that rust and corrosion can cause a problem is when installers fail to put the plastic post caps on top of the posts. This oversight leaves the post open at the top, allowing rainwater to fill the post from the inside. Since the interior of the post is not coated with PVC, corrosion is more likely to take place.

Scratches and Dents

While EasyView fence panels are tough, they will still suffer a dent if you drive a car into it or drop a tree on it, for example. While the structure might still be stable, a dented fence looks ugly. To fix such an issue, you’ll have to replace the entire affected panels and posts. The same thing goes if someone tries to cut through the fence and severs some of the wire.

However, if you simply have a few scratches where the paint has chipped off, apply a bit of PVC touch up to make your fence look like new and protect it from the elements.

At Betafence, we have everything you need to carry out an EasyView fence repair job. Contact us today for help with your fence troubleshooting or visit our online store to get what you need to fix that fence.