Head for the Hills!

Installing a fence is tricky work on its own, but building on a sloped or hilly surface presents additional challenges to contractors and workers. A yard may appear flat, but most people’s property has some degree of hills and valleys – and even if they are very slight, they still affect the way your fence is installed.

Below are things that need to be considered when building a fence on hilly or sloping land.

Gradation and slope percentage: Fencing contractors must measure the land in order to cut the posts. As the ground itself is uneven, this means the posts must be cut at different lengths in order to match on top. The same must be done for a sloping yard; workers will determine the degree in which the slope rises or falls, which can be done a number of ways. In either situation, it can be quite tedious work and takes patience.

Equipment and tools: As strange as it sounds, fencing specialists have to use their tools and equipment for a sloped yard differently than they would for a flatter yard. Stakes and posts must be placed in a way that they fit the slope angle, yet look straight and consistent with surrounding stakes and posts.

Drainage: The drainage of land needs to be assessed by professionals before they begin setup and installation. They will want to ensure concrete foundations remain firm before construction of the fence, so it stands sturdy once completed.

Have a hilly yard and want to install a fence? We can help!


Courtesy of Blue Bonnet Fences