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Buried Fences: Why and How to Make Them

Hello everyone, we are from Fenceshop, the e-commerce of Rete Plastic. In this video tutorial, we will explain everything you need to know about buried fences. This type of fence is highly requested by our customers, so let's see together why it is useful and how to make it step by step.

Reasons for Burying a Fence

Buried fences are mainly used to prevent animal intrusions or escapes, such as wild boars or dogs. These animals can easily lift an unburied mesh and gain access to the property or exit from it. Buried fences are particularly useful in wooded areas, where the presence of animals is more common.

How to Make a Buried Fence in Five Steps

Now let's see how to make a buried fence in five simple steps.

1. Perimeter Tracing

First, we need to trace the perimeter of the land. We use a rope and chalk to mark the path of the fence, including the points where the posts will be placed. This gives us a clear view of the project.

2. Excavation

The second step is the excavation, which can be done with an excavator or manually with a shovel and arms. The excavation should be about 30 centimeters wide and 25-30 centimeters deep. Every two meters, where the posts will be placed, we dig holes within the excavation. We keep the removed soil aside, as we will need it later.

3. Casting

The third step is casting the posts, brace arms, and any gates. We can use a concrete mixer or do it manually with sand, cement, and water. The concrete should fill the hole up to the level of the excavation, leaving the space above free.

4. Laying the Mesh

The fourth step is laying the mesh. The mesh is laid and stretched like in a normal fence, but it will be 25-30 centimeters lower within the excavation. It's important to draw a tension wire or steel cable below the finished level to prevent animals from lifting the mesh.

5. Reburial or Buried Mesh Casting

The fifth and final step is the reburial or casting of the buried mesh. We can choose to fill the excavation with the previously removed soil, ensuring that the soil passes through the mesh links. For greater strength, we can also cast concrete along the line of the fence, embedding the mesh between concrete and soil.

Final Considerations

When choosing the material for a buried fence, we must consider that the posts need to be longer than for an above-ground fence. For example, if we want a mesh 175 cm high above ground and decide to bury it 25 cm, the post will need to be 2.50 meters long.

Burying a fence is not a simple job, especially in wooded terrains where there are slopes and roots. It is a physical job that requires effort and dedication.

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