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My neighbor recently installed a wood fence around his property, unfortunately, he failed to properly install the fence, i.e., in attaching the wood slats on MY side he only used two screws on the same side of each board, one on top, one below. There are about 60 boards that are starting to warp and curl.

If I use some good quality galvanized nails, would that work, even though each slat is attached to the frame by only two screws?

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Is it your fence or his? If it's his fence, isn't it his problem? – iLikeDirt May 9 '14 at 0:36
It's HIS fence, but I get benefit from it. If it warps and buckles, I'm certain he WON'T fix it and MY property value will go down. – Patrick May 9 '14 at 0:52
This sounds much more like an interpersonal issue than a home improvement issue. Just talk to him about it. If he's such a dick that you can't, then you REALLY don't want to mess with his fence. That's a Judge Judy case waiting to happen. Worst-case scenario: just build your own fence on your side of the property line. If you're not willing to do that, then suck it up and live with the one he built, warts and all. – iLikeDirt May 9 '14 at 3:03
Nails pull out, galvanized screws are available. Installation is quieter for stealth mode application. Agree that you should be careful on the legal angles though. – Fiasco Labs May 21 '14 at 5:55
Hey, at least he put the "display side" of the fence toward you. That indicates some attempt at courtesy... Agree with @iLikeDirt -- talk to him. Those screws might be weatherproof; I used hardware of that sort when building my rain-barrel platform. – keshlam Oct 5 '14 at 13:54

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