Learn tips for installing a woven or barbed wire fence.
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Before beginning any excavation, check for underground utilities. Call the North America One Call Referral Service at 1-888-258-0808 (or just dial 811) for a national directory of utility companies.
Wear heavy gloves, eye protection, boots and protective clothing when handling and installing woven wire and barbed wire fencing.
Unroll fence or barbed wire and position it alongside the fence line. Roll past end post to ensure enough wire to wrap the product.
Staples in line posts should be installed loosely to allow the line wire to move back and forth when loads are applied to the fence.
Decide if you will stretch the barbed wire to the end post or center stretch.