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How To Put A Rigid Fence On Sloping Ground?

Among the various exterior landscaping works that each of us may be required to carry out, the installation of rigid metal fence panels remains in itself a relatively simple and quick operation, provided, however, that we do not leave adventure without having planned your project well beforehand and of course… that the terrain lends itself to it!

On the flat and regular ground, no problem! With a little common sense and method, it is now perfectly possible to erect several tens of meters of the fence in a single day.

On the other hand, when the future fence has no choice but to follow the relief or the natural slope of the terrain, the installation inevitably becomes a little more technical.

A slightly chaotic ground, a slight slope, or a significant and uneven drop are all parameters that must be taken into account. From a not only technical but also an aesthetic point of view, the topology of the land on which the fence will be placed plays a major role in the choices of implementation that we will have to make.

Simple and effective, the “staircase” laying technique

This laying technique also called “stepped” laying, is undoubtedly the easiest to implement when there is a slight drop. Indeed, once the first post has been correctly positioned, all the work then consists of simply shifting each panel vertically, following the natural slope of the ground. Please note… as a precautionary measure, and in order to be able to adjust the various elements as well as possible, each post will only be sealed definitively as the panels are put in place.

Simple to implement, it should, however, be known that this technique of installation quickly finds its limits when the difference in height becomes too important. Indeed, the steeper the slope, the more the space between the ground and the “downstream” end of the panel increases. It is, therefore, quite easy to imagine that beyond a certain threshold, the final result is very likely not to be completely optimal, neither from an aesthetic point of view nor from a functional point of view.

Although there is no precise rule as to the maximum height that can be left between the panel and the ground, around ten centimeters nevertheless seems to be the “norm” most frequently adopted in most cases.

A fairly widespread and easy-to-implement trick makes it possible to limit this space on the ground without having to embark on major and costly earthworks. All you have to do is divide each panel into two equal parts and add an intermediate post so that this spacing is, in turn, reduced by half.

If the main drawback of this technique, apart from the time devoted to cutting, obviously remains the multiplication of the number of posts and, therefore the increase in the overall cost of the project, the result obtained often proves to be very satisfactory.

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The Top Types of Fencing for Ranch Properties.

Fences are an important part of any ranch property. They provide a boundary between the property and the neighboring farmlands and protect against theft and vandalism. There are many types of fences available, but here are some of the most common:

Chain link fence: This type of fence is made from links of metal chain links that are linked together. It’s easy to repair and is often used on larger properties.

Q-bar fence: This type of fence is made from a series of barbed wire posts spaced evenly around the perimeter of the fence. It’s effective at stopping animals from crossing the property, but it can be expensive to set up and maintain.

Barricade fence: A barricade fence is created by attaching posts with pieces of chain or cable. The posts are then covered in tape or mesh to create a barrier between the property and the neighbour’s farmlands.

Gate/barrier wall: Gate/barrier walls are typically designed to enclose an entire tract of land, preventing passage through it for unauthorized people or animals.

The Benefits of Fences

There are many benefits to fences for ranch properties. They can protect the property from theft, vandalism, and other damage and help keep the property in order.

  1. A fence can help protect your land from unauthorized entry.
  2. A fence can help keep graffiti or other damage to a minimum.
  3. A fence can help keep the property clean and organized.

How to Choose the Right Fence for Your Property

When you’re looking to install a fence, it’s important to understand the type of fence you want. There are three main types of fences: chain link, Q-bar, and barricade. Chain link fences are typically the most expensive to build and are usually used on larger properties. Q-bar fences are less expensive but are more effective because they can stop animals from crossing the property. Barricade fences are the simplest type of fence and can protect just one side of the property.

Maintenance Tips for Fences.

  1. Keep your fence clean: Fences should be kept free of debris and dirt to help prevent pests from entering the property.
  2. Change the Straps on Your Fence: Straps can be used to secure the fence to the ground or a post. Change them often enough, and you’ll prevent damage from happening over time.
  3. Keep Your Fence in good condition: Regularly check your fence for damage, and use a sealant or paint if necessary.
  4. Clean Up After Yourself: Leave your fences clean and tidy when you’re finished with them so that you don’t leave any debris behind that could attract pests or vandalism.

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