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What is temporary fence?

Temporary fence is used for any short- or long-term construction projects. They may surround the entire area, or the project, or are moveable for partial security. Temporary construction fence is available in temporary panels, driven temporary fence, and permanent temporary fence. Temporary fence is used on job sites that need to maintain some level of security during construction. Often times, construction sites are in highly populated or high foot traffic areas that require additional safety and security measures.

What types of Temporary Fence are available?

  • Panels
    • Temporary fence panels are most commonly used for going across pavement or concrete. These moveable panels allow no demolition to the pavement. This type of fence is most commonly found in 10’ and 12’ panels and sit on galvanized metal stands. Figure eight clamps keep the panels bound tightly together to provide the best security for the construction project. Temporary panels are easy to put up and take down. They are usually are on short term project.
  • Driven In
    • Temporary fence where post is driven into the ground provides more sturdy security option than simple temporary panels. Some jobs for, aesthetics, choose to add a windscreen with logos of their company on it. This requires a thicker post and deeper depth to withstand the stresses and strains of the additional weight and wind load. Fence windscreen is typically added for privacy and can be attached with galvanized ties to the framework of the fence. This usually marks the extent of work for the project and keeps all construction materials and equipment secured for the duration of the project.
  • Permanent
    • A temporary fencing system that requires a concrete footing and specified pipe dimensions is usually used on military installations or government property. When security cannot be breached during a replacement or modification, this type of fencing is typically used. Barbed wire is common on this type of fence.

How do you increase security with Temporary Fence?

  • Wind screening is commonly added to the construction fence to reduce the spread of dust and debris. These screens also add a level of privacy to the job site. Privacy slats can be used instead of wind screening depending on the needs of the project. Barb wire can be added in high security areas along with a heavier gauge fabric or stronger fence ties. Also, as mentioned above the posts can be set in concrete footings.
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