Two Common Fence Issues Experts Can Help You Resolve

Most California homeowner at some point in their lives has dealt with fence issues. Whether it’s a matter of fixing or installing the fence gate, one thing is for certain: fences can be difficult! That’s why we’re going to cover common fencing problems and share expert tips on how to overcome them.

We’ll discuss what you need to do if your posts are sagging or too high-up; when boards start cracking and splitting apart; how to resolve uneven sections of your fence; and more! Don’t worry, So-Cal Gates & Doors has got you covered.

  • Leaning fences, poles, and panels

The three most affected fences with this problem are wooden, chain-link, and vinyl fencing. And each of these three has a specialty team that can help you. For instance, a team trained with vinyl fencing in Riverside is the best in this case.

Winds and Mother Nature can take a toll on your fence, making the panels become loose or causing it to lean. If you notice that one side of your fence is leaning more than the other, odds are good high winds might be what did it in. Sometimes all you need to do for this problem is find an appropriate place with soil conditions favorable for fencing posts  and then install them back where they belong. You have two major problems if any of these scenarios happen: fences becoming unlevel and being unable to control pooling water near bases due to uneven ground surface.

  • Installations set-backs

The wood, vinyl, and chain-link fences are also the most affected by this issue. But if you are in Corona, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Chino, and Riverside, So-Cal Gates & Doors can come to your rescue.

The most common problems with fence installation are not setting post holes deep enough, not accounting for sloped ground in the design, and damaging utilities during excavation. Setting postholes correctly is essential to creating a solid foundation for your fences and gates. This issue should be kept in mind by do-it-yourselfers who install fences without heavy-duty equipment like excavating machinery or professional digging services.

Postholes need to be three feet wide at their base and six inches deeper than any other part of the hole (2x4s work great) which ensures that you can anchor them into stable soil below where water does its best damage as it seeps up from below – all around providing better stability against forces such as winds and earthquakes.


Do you need help with a fence issue? If so, we invite you to contact So-Cal Gates & Doors. We can handle any fencing needs including gate installation and materials selection as well as dealing with restrictions or setbacks from property lines. Plus, our team of experts will work fast and efficiently to get the job done right the first time around!