How Much Does It Cost To Install Chainlink Fence?

$14.20

per foot (360 feet x 60” tall)
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Cost To Install Chainlink Fence

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Installing a fence around your property helps keep out strays and prying eyes, and keep in your own loved ones and other valuables. Good fences make good neighbors!

The chain link fence is a most utilitarian style that offers greatest boundary closure security.

You will find that the cost to install an average galvanized steel chainlink fence depends on the length of fence, number of corners and gates, the accessibility of the terrain to be fenced, and the labor rate.

In the following tables the Labor Cost figures are what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the complete installation.

?Perimeter fence: to enclose a 60’ x 120’ city lot with 360 feet of 60” tall chainlink fence with one drive-through gate.

Cost To Install Chainlink Fence

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
1. Chainlink Fence: galvanized steel 2" mesh; 2-3/8" corner poles, 1-1/2" line poles and top rail; concrete post holes; including waste. $6.04 per foot 380 $2,294
2. Gates2: 1 driveway gate, made up of 2 units 4' wide x 60" tall and with closing latches. $218 each 2 $437
3. Equipment rental3: power post-hole digger; and power cement mixer. $25 per day 4 $100
Material Cost $7.86 per foot 360 $2,831
4. + Labor Cost $38 per hour 60 $2,280
Total Cost $14.20 per foot 360 $5,111

Perimeter fence: to enclose a 60’ x 120’ city lot with 360 feet of 72” tall chainlink fence and one drive-through gate.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
1. Chainlink Fence: galvanized steel 2" mesh; 2-3/8" corner poles, 1-1/2" line poles and top rail; concrete post holes; incl. waste. $6.98 per foot 380 $2,653
2. Gates: 2 gates each 4' wide x 72" tall with closing latches; installed for drive-through. $227 each 2 $454
3. Equipment rental: power posthole digger; and power cement mixer. $25 per day 4 $100
Material Cost $8.91 per foot 360 $3,207
4. + Labor Cost $38 per hour 60 $2,280
Total Cost $15.24 per foot 360 $5,487

Other considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Adding vinyl privacy weave into the chainlink will add about $8 per linear foot of fence including labor, or about $2,880 extra in the 72” chainlink example above.
  • Be certain of property line location and local regulations regarding fence installation setback and regarding concrete post-footing requirements.

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DIY considerations

  • This installation may be suitable for able DIY persons.
  • It requires at least two physically able and prepared persons with special link-fencing tools and alignment skills in addition to concrete mixing and hole-digging.

References

  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

per foot (360 feet x 60” tall)
  • New York, NY$22.81
  • Bronx, NY$18.74
  • Brooklyn, NY$15.62
  • Philadelphia, PA$19.49
  • Washington, DC$16.91
  • Atlanta, GA$15.30
  • Miami, FL$13.92
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$14.58
  • Minneapolis, MN$17.10
  • Chicago, IL$19.92
  • Houston, TX$20.55
  • San Antonio, TX$13.80
  • Austin, TX$15.62
  • Denver, CO$13.20
  • Phoenix, AZ$13.92
  • Las Vegas, NV$15.28
  • Los Angeles, CA$17.22
  • San Diego, CA$15.63
  • San Jose, CA$18.87
  • Seattle, WA$13.82

Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours:

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