Repairing Your Fence After Recent Floods
Tropical storm Imelda shocked Texas as it dropped over 40 inches of rain across the southeast. When flood waters receded, debris cluttered the roadsides as families sorted through their homes and threw away anything soaked by Imelda’s wrath. Like furniture and other items found within the home, your fence might also be damaged. By following the steps below, you can determine if you need fence repairs.
Look for the Debris Line
Debris can be spotted on most fences affected by flooding. Livestock fences will often have grass, sediment and trash caught on the barbed wire, left from rushing water flowing to lower ground. Other fences will most likely show the line where the water stopped rising. By looking for a sign of how high the water rose, you can begin determining if you might need fence repairs.
Inspect Visual Damage
Next, you should look for visual damage. Is your fence leaning or are pieces missing? These are telling signs the structure of your fence was compromised during the storm. Any damage you see should be quickly fixed for structure, privacy and aesthetic purposes.
Think About Hidden Damage
Even if your fence is still standing, there still might be damage. This is largely based on the type of fence on your property. Wooden privacy fences are susceptible to rot. Metal fences can also rust from extended periods of time underwater.
Schedule Your Fence Repairs
Making fence repairs can be labor-intensive. When you hire Texas Fence and Iron, we can install your new fence quickly. For more information about our fence repair and installation services after tropical storm Imelda’s recent floods, contact us.