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How to Install a Fence on a Slope

How do you install a fence on a slope? Let's find out together today! Hello everyone, we are from Fenceshop, and in this tutorial, we will show you how to install a fence on a slope. This video applies to fences on both ground and wall. For staggered walls and fence panels, we will make other specific videos.

Fundamental Rule: Posts Must Always Be Straight

The first fundamental rule to know for a fence on a slope is that the posts must always be placed straight, with a level and plumb. Despite the inclined terrain, the post must remain upright. Imagine terrain forming a very close hill: if the posts followed the ground's inclination, we would have posts slanting in different directions, creating a disorderly fence. Thus, the posts must always be straight, while the mesh follows the terrain.

The Diagonal of the Mesh

The second important rule concerns the diagonal of the mesh. If the slope is light and the post is positioned at the top, the mesh will incline, creating a diagonal. This means that as the mesh inclines, the post will need to be longer. In an extreme situation, with a slope of about 45 degrees, the post could turn out to be too short to support the mesh. In these cases, you will need taller posts to cover the diagonal distance.

Solutions for Extreme Situations

In extreme situations, there are two main solutions:

  • Find taller posts, even though they are not always easily available on the market.
  • Install a mesh that extends past the post, although esthetically, this is not the best solution since the tension wire will run, and the mesh will be overhanging.
How to Start and End the Fence

When starting or ending a fence on a slope, it is important to consider the type of mesh used. Chain link mesh, on light slopes, allows for flexible pulling to adapt to the terrain. However, with rigid welded meshes, it is necessary to trim the mesh diagonally when reaching the last post or the first starting post.

In extreme slopes, both for welded meshes and chain link mesh, it will be necessary to trim the mesh diagonally to adapt to the terrain. This involves cutting the mesh diagonally and tying it above for a neat result.

Final Considerations

One last tip concerns fences on terrains with many slopes. In a forest, for example, with continuous ups and downs, keep in mind that every change in slope requires extra meters of mesh. When purchasing your mesh, consider this factor to avoid running out of material. Every extra half meter can add up and leave you short several meters of mesh at the end of the job.

Well, this first video on installing a fence on a slope ends here. If you have any doubts or didn't understand something, leave a comment, and we will gladly respond. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel and visit our websites and to purchase our products. For personalized information, contact us privately. See you soon and in the next video. Bye!

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