unless you live in the midwest, its rare to have a yard that doesnt have some sort of slope to it. sometimes they are slight enough to where you can barely see an incline or decline on your property. however, you will surely find out the consequences of not accounting for the grade on your property when you go to install a fence
racked fences: installing a fence on a slope. racking also called raking is the most popular way to adjust to slopes in a yard. racked fences follow the contours of the ground, leaving no gaps between the bottom of the rail and the ground. this method of adjusting to slopes gives your fence a more uniform, smooth appearance.
install the first picket at one side of the gate and work around the fence to the other side. use a level to keep each picket vertical, and keep the tops of the pickets a uniform distance from the
iron fence and aluminum fence are installed a little differently when you are dealing with a hill, slope or grade. the first thing you want to determine is the rise-over-run measurement for your hill, slope or grade.
most fence contractors and installers call this a bias cut. this is fairly easy and straight forward. make sure your posts are installed straight up and down vertical . this picture below shows a fence installed on a slope. this fence has privacy slats and is six feet high. the sections of fence on both sides of the bias are on even ground.
related articles. install the pickets by screwing them to the top and bottom rails with 1 1/2-inch exterior wood screws. install the first picket at one side of the gate and work around the fence to the other side. use a level to keep each picket vertical, and keep the tops of the pickets a uniform distance from the top rail.
how to build a privacy fence on a slope step 1: set the corner posts. step 2: fit the rails. step 3: paint or polyurethane.
how to install a fence on a slope. vinyl fence gives you the traditional look of picket or privacy fence without the maintenance of wood with the ability to follow your slope or stair step. wrought iron fence our wrought iron fencing is not able to follow a slope due to its all welded construction.
the top of the fence should be level. start at the highest point and work down. adjust the height by cutting the bottom to the desired length. if you need to, stagger the top of the fence like steps, depending on the slope and height of the fence. you don't want an six foot fence becoming three feet.
steep slopes or slight slopes over long distances will make it nearly impossible to choose this option. there may not be any fence by the time you reach the high side. a drop of 6' over any distance would result in no fence at the high side on a 6' high fence.