Fencing/barrier options

Discussion in 'D.I.Y.' started by katlynn, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. katlynn

    katlynn 6 pointer

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    We are planning to purchase a piece of property that has been used commercially in the past. It has a large gravel/old pavement lot that joins the road. Since there really hasn't been an owner nearby, it has been used by anyone and everyone to park vehicles and such...and do who knows what. We'd like to put something up to deter this practice. It looks like it would be about 120-150 foot long...I haven't actually measured it yet.

    I've looked at the prefab concrete curbs, free standing metal "crowd barriers," etc, which seem to be cost prohibitive. I don't think driving fence posts would be practical in the pavement/rock. Do any of you have a good idea for some sort of barrier or fence that would be relatively inexpensive?
     
  2. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    20 lbs of cap nails thrown out like grass seed. Roofing nails would probably work as well
     
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  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    A five strand barb wire fence would be cheapest if you could get a few post in the ground.
     
  4. katlynn

    katlynn 6 pointer

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    If I thought it were one or two people, I might just try it.
     
  5. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 10 pointer

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  6. bigbonner

    bigbonner 10 pointer

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    Barrels filled with rock or concrete and run some Cable through the barrels
     
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  7. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 10 pointer

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    Try a couple T-Post, if you cant punch the pavement try opening a hole with a spud bar then driving the T-Post. Then you can put up barbed wire or Cattle panels.
     
  8. bigbonner

    bigbonner 10 pointer

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    For hard to drive T post , take a metal pipe and place it over the T post to keep the post from bending while driving it in.
     
  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Is it concrete, or blacktop? Posts will go through blacktop without too much trouble.
     
  10. timer

    timer 8 pointer

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    Old utility poles and/or railroad ties have they've worked well for some folks I know. Anchor them in place with rebar or t-posts.

    For a real cheap interim solution, just take a round bale string (electric fencing wire works too) and run it between two poles at each end. Hang two or three "No Trespassing" signs on the string.
     
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  11. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

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    Hire a dozier for a day or two. Have him scrap up the parking area and make your barrier.
    Leave a opening to have a gate and post put up .On the back side where he scraped up,
    sew Ky 31 fescue seed and your good to go.
     
  12. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

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    Can you drag some big logs?
     
  13. Stevens

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    Drywall screws will go into blacktop if you can put a base to your posts..no predrill required
     

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