I cut down some trees to clear a path in my yard for a new privacy fence but the existing chainlink fence I share with my neighbor is now tipping over. How do I reinforce the chainlink fence without ripping it out?

My goal is to leave the current chainlink fence in tact and build my privacy fence close to it on my side.

Notes: the existing 6' metal chainlink posts are tipping as if they are either broken at the ground or just not seated well anymore.

My thoughts were to dig around the posts and add some quick cement

  • You could do that to the posts, but it's not a permanent nor reliable solution. Better to replace the posts, possibly with T-Posts. – Trevor_G Mar 1 '17 at 16:55
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    "[The posts] are either broken at the ground or just not seated well anymore." Well, which is it? – isherwood Mar 1 '17 at 17:24
  • @Isherwood I assumed he meant some are broken, some are not seated – Trevor_G Mar 1 '17 at 18:26
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    Is the chainlink on your property or theirs? If theirs, push it the other way and build your new fence. It's their responsibility to maintain it and not damage your property. If it's on your property and you're putting in a new fence, then rip out the chainlink entirely. – Carl Witthoft Mar 1 '17 at 18:37
  • If the posts are broken, you can't just re-cement them. You'll need to replace them because they'll be broken too high up for any real anchoring to occur. – The Evil Greebo Mar 1 '17 at 22:51

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