Not all yards are created equal. This means that some yards are sloping all over the place, while other yards are entirely flat. What this means is that choosing a new fence can be tricky. Even so, you can find the right fence panels for the terrain around your home. Let’s find out how to do this.
Building Fences on Slopes
One way to build a fence on a slope is through the technique known as stepping. Putting fence anchors into the ground and making them completely vertical is the key to making this work. Once the anchor posts are in place, you can add the fence panels. You can go high, or you can go low, it just depends on how steep the slopes are in your yard. Stepping a fence makes it look uneven and isn’t always the easiest on the eyes, but it works. However, because of how unpredictable the slopes are, it’s possible for there to be gaps in the fence in unexpected places.
Another idea is to rack the fence. This involves measuring the slope and determining where to make the proper cuts to the rails. Then you cut the rails and put them in place. Finally, attach all the necessary pickets. This prevents the jaggedness that a stepped fence exhibits.
Racking the Fence is a Problem
However, racking the fence is a tall task; that’s because if you make a mistake, then you need to start the entire process over with brand new components such as fence panels and fence rails. It will also take a long time, so if you can’t dedicate yourself to the project, then it might be worth it to hire a fence contractor to do it for you. It all depends on the materials you want to use for your new fence.
Adding Rackable Steel Panels
Using rackable fence panels could be a solution to your dilemma. Since pivots are installed, this means that the pickets and rails can move. Installing the axles is much simpler than you might think. The problem with the pivot method is that it can weaken the fence in question, and the pivots themselves are not as durable as welded joints are.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
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