Concrete fence posts and gravel boards are often used in combination to build the perfect fence.
If every yard were perfectly square, leveling your fencing would be easy and simple. Since this is not the case, you are going to have to find other solutions.
Many yards are not flat. In fact, very few yards are even close. Depending upon the slope of the hills in your yard, you are going to have to look at what is often called stepping. Each panel of fencing will be slightly lower than the one next to it. Unfortunately, this will create gaps under the fence in some places and in other places, the fence panels will be sitting right on the ground.
If you are trying to make certain that your pet stays in the yard, one of your biggest areas of concern is going to be the space between the fence and the ground.
You do not want there to be any gaps where your pet could potentially squeeze out and escape. To prevent these gaps, gravel boards are ideal and they prevent your wooden fence from coming into contact with the ground thereby preventing damp and rot of your wooden fence and increasing it’s longevity.
Concrete products are designed to last even when placed directly onto the soil. They will not rot or decay and will last for many years. Moreover, they can be dug right into the ground and gradually emerge as the ground slopes. This will handle any gaps under the panel.
A concrete fence is often used when a person is trying to retain the soil in the area. A normal fence will not prevent soil erosion. However, concrete fencing is not as easy to build as a wood fence. An ideal compromise is to use gravel boards at the bottom and then to have the rest of the fence made of wood. This kind of fence can be built very quickly, and is one of the easiest fences for a person to do themselves.
A timber fence is one of the most common fences. They are easy to build and the material is relatively inexpensive. To help protect a timber fence, many people choose to install gravel boards. The most vulnerable part of the fence is the bottom edge.
This is the part that will over time suffer the most damage. This is especially true if any part of the fence panel is touching the ground. To help increase the life of the wood, you can install gravel boards.
Garden fencing does not have to be expensive. Concrete fence posts and gravel boards combined with wood panels can provide a fence that will not only last for many years, but be appealing as well.