Hello and welcome, I’m Carl the landscape
guy. Today we will install a wooden basket weave
fence as a privacy screen. To start off, we have to install a foundation
with a H-anchor post base and a fence post. On the other side, the wood fence is fixed
to the wall. I use oil chalk and mark the foundation’s
position from the wall. The length for this fence element is 1.80
meters. I add 1 cm on each side for mounting. Now I mark the approximate location for the
foundation with chalk on the pavers. The post base will be set into the concrete
foundation. With the help of two screwdrivers, I take
out the first paver. This can be a bit difficult. But then the other pavers come out relatively
easily. I open an area of about ​​50 x 50 cm in
the pavement. I start digging the hole for the foundation
with a flat shovel. The hole will be 25 x 25 cm and I plan on
making it about 70 cm deep. It makes sense to deepen the hole with a spade. I smoothen the sides and make sure no loose
material remains in the hole. Once the hole has been excavated, the foundation
concrete can be mixed. I use this ready mixed concrete where only
water must be added. For this foundation we need one and a half
bags, so that’s about 60 kilos. If you put both heaps next to each other you
can estimate your amount visually. I first add a couple liters of water and wait
a few minutes for the concrete to suck up the water. Then I use the shovel to save myself a lot
of mixing work. I only add enough water so that the concrete
is not liquid. Now I’m putting the concrete into the hole. If you have a few chunks of old building rubble
you can use this and save a few shovelfuls. I now use a hand compactor. Compacting is very important because only
then does the foundation receive the necessary strength. Compacting in layers is highly recommended. I put the H-anchor post base in the filled
hole and use a spirit level to check the height compared to the surrounding pavers. We still need a little more concrete because
the H-anchor sits too deep. The post is supposed to be above the pavement
level. So I add a little bit and then put the H-anchor
back in. Here it is important not to pour too much
concrete. I keep the concrete level lower than the paving
stones. I set the post anchor supports so that they
don’t interfere with the fence later. Now it’s important to put the anchor at its
exact location. I align the anchor and make sure it is vertically
straight with the small spirit level. Be careful when measuring with the small spirit
level because the anchor supports are usually not completely straight, until you attach
the post to them. Therefore always keep the spirit level at
the edge. Around the anchor, I fill the rest of the
concrete and compact it to ensure that that post base stays stable. Make sure to check the alignment and distances
again. If the foundation gets a little dry, it makes
sense to add some water. Don’t put too much because you don’t want
to flush away the concrete. The water also makes the concrete stick to
the achor properly. So our foundation is all set and now has to
harden. The concrete is fully cured after 28 days,
but we can put our fence up after 24 hours. If you do not want to wait, you can also use
the more expensive quick-setting concrete. That stuff hardens in a couple hours and you
can mount your fence on the same day. I pass the time by painting the fence. In this case, I want the fence to match the
anthracite roof color of the house. I use a wood preservation glaze in the color
“ebony”. The post is also treated with the same color. This stuff makes the wood last much longer. Re-moistening the concrete the next day helps
the curing process to proceed. However, it’s hard enough so that we can
put the pavers back in place. With a trowel, I clean off excess joint material
and fill up the hole with some of the sand. Then I use this tamper tool to compact the
sand. With a small spirit level and a trowel, I
smooth out the area around the h-anchor and remove the excess sand. Now we can lay the pavers back in. I make sure that no joint material remains
on the pavers. If you leave them dirty you might not get
them back in properly. Two pavers have to be cut. I mark the spots and use a disc grinder. A rubber hammer can be used to get rid of small
height differences. I use clean sand to fill the joints. With a broom and some water, filling the joints
is done quickly and properly. You can also use very dry joint sand to push
the sand into the joints, but then you have to repeat that process a few times. Now I put the fence post in the H anchor and
hold it in place with a clamp. That makes it easy to align it. There are already holes in the post for the
fence mounts, so I install the mounts at the same height on the wall side. Here I use stainless steel mounts. I drill a 10 mm hole and insert dowels. Using stainless steel ensures that no rust
marks will appear on the white wall, not even after an extended period of time. All materials and tools I used will be linked
in the video description. The angle bracket can also be screwed in well
with a cordless screwdriver. Let’s install the mounts on the post now. I had these laying around and painted them
black to fit the fence. Okay, now I can get the basket weave fence. It’s easier if you put wood blocks underneath
it to get the right height. To mount the fence, I use a wood screw on
the top bracket. I make sure the fence and the post is straight. Also check that the gaps at the top and the
bottom are even. In this case, the fence looks better when
it’s even with the post. Then the fence can be secured with screws. Now the post is held by the fence and I can
easily put on the anchor bolts. Make sure the screws are not too long for
the width of the post; they shouldn’t meet in the middle. If you prefer, you can also use threaded bolts
with lock nuts. That’s it! We have successfully installed our wood fence. It is very stable with the H-anchor and I
hope this video helps you. I wish you good luck on your projects. Thank you for watching and see you next time
on Carl the landscape guy.

Comments (1)

  1. Very well done, Carl! It's allways a good idea to visite your chanel! Thanks for your inspiration and tips!

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