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Installing Concrete Post Towers

Monday, August 21, 2017 4:14 pm

How to Install Concrete Post Towers

install concrete post towersIt’s important to install a vinyl fence on a firm foundation with trustworthy support.

Concrete Post Towers are used for vinyl fences that are installed on concrete foundations. They help keep the vinyl posts standing and stay strong and firm, especially in harsh weather conditions. If you’re planning on installing a vinyl fence, it’s best you know how to install the concrete post towers to ensure a strong and sturdy fence.

Here’s how:

  1. Mark the hole locations where you want your fence to go.
  2. Drill ⅜” holes and insert the ⅜” anchors.
  3. Insert the screws and washers.

***If foundation is uneven, slide washers under tower until it levels out.***

  1. Tighten nuts to keep tower level.
  2. Slide post over the tower and secure post to the metal with screws.

It’s that easy!

If you have any questions or are having difficulty installing the towers, check out the video below or give Buy Direct Vinyl Fence a call and we’d be more than happy to walk you through it.

How to Install a Vinyl Fence – Infographic

Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:20 pm

Step by Step Instructions on How to Install a Vinyl Fence


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Installing a fence can be a strenuous task, but thankfully it doesn’t have to be. With this step by step infographic, you can install your fence correctly the first time around.

This graphic will take you through every step of the process, including the parts list you’ll need for each panel.

How to Layout a Fence Line

  • Privacy panels come in 2 sizes, be sure that you space your holes to match either the 6’ (71.5” between post centers) or 8’ (95.5” between post centers) panel length.

How to Set in Concrete

  • Different soil conditions and climates require different footing specifications. You’ll need to get professional guidance on your specific area, but in most cases, the post holes need to be 10” wide and 18-24” deep.
  • In frosty regions, longer posts are required to keep your fence firm in the ground.

How to Keep your  Fence Straight and Level

  • Once the holes are dug, the easiest way to set posts in a straight line is by using a stretched string line, from 1 end to the other.
  • Use a level to ensure that the posts are perfectly verticle.

How to Install Bottom Rails

  • Stiffeners provide fence panels added strength and will arrive pre-cut already inside the bottom rail.

How to Install U-Channels

  • Screw U-channel to the posts in between the routed top and bottom holes

How to Insert Pickets

  • Insert the Tongue & Groove pickets into the bottom rail and U-channel starting at one side and working towards the other side.

How to Install Top Rail

  • Insert top rail into one side, then onto the pickets.
  • Pust top rail down until pickets are in place, inside the channel and slide the top rail into the 2nd post hole.
  • Secure rail with screws, inside the posts.

How to Install Post Caps

  • Glue caps onto the top of each post with PVC glue, making sure not to spill or drip glue onto the fence.


Enjoy your new fence, and if you need more information, we’re here for you!

With this vinyl fence blog we want to supply our customers, and all those who visit, with a wealth of information expanding far beyond just fences.  When it comes to Home Improvement and Do-it-yourself projects we try and do our best at sharing all the great info we find with all our readers.   Below is an amazing presentation of a great DIY project we found online – “12 Steps to Installing your Own Laminate Flooring.”  Click on the image and it will take you to the source where you can zoom in and check it out.  Let us know what you think here in the comments section. Easy to follow?  Something you’d like to see more of?