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How to Build a Fence On a Slope

Can A Fence Be Built On a Slope? 

Do you have a slope on your property? Do you need a fence to be built upon that slope? If so, you’re likely looking for solutions for what can be a trying landscape. Each customer deserves to have a beautiful fence that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional. With the proper planning, execution, and materials, fences can be built in even the trickiest of areas. If you are building a fence on a slope, then you will want to think about whether or not you want the fence straight, stair-stepped, or angled to follow the slope of the yard. Furthermore, does the bottom of the fence need to match the top of the fence? To learn more about this particular issue, please review the following information. 

Fence Installation On A Slight Slope 

If you have a slight slope on your property that requires a fence, you will be pleased to know that the steps involved would be similar to a standard fence installation. This means that you can plan the rest of your landscaping accordingly. Because there is very little differentiation between the two kinds of fence installation, this kind of fence will look very similar to a regular fence. The bottom of the fence will follow the gradual slope of the ground but because the slope is not too significant, there shouldn’t be too much of a visual impact. 

Fence Installation With Large Slopes 

As you may imagine, building a fence on a larger slope can be a challenge. Of course, there are hurdles such as rocks, grasses, and treacherous terrain on top of other significant problems. However, a professional fencing company will be able to make sure that your fence is properly installed. The security of the fence is paramount, as is the stability. The boards need to be installed in such a way that they don’t twist and warp. 

Building a Fence With Individual Pickets

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Picket fences work well with sloped yards as they are able to be staggered or racked. This allows them to follow the natural shape of the land without giving an off or twisted appearance.

Picket fences are built using individual pickets instead of full panels, so they can be evenly spaced apart. This also prevents gaps underneath the fence and allows the fencing installer to size them properly to make sure that the fence looks generally the same size all throughout the installation. 

Picket fences are a classic staple in North America, and they can come in all kinds of colors. If you would like to speak with a specialist about your picket fence needs, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! 

Privacy Fence With Staircase Top 

Stepped fences can give your backyard added flair. Staircase tops give the eye a visual detail that can look quite fetching against the landscape. These fences are installed in a specific way; they are created by raising and lowering sections of the fence to follow the natural incline of the ground. Just like with picket fences, each panel is individually cut to the appropriate length according to the slope and the desired height of the fence, giving a unified appearance to every single panel. Keep in mind that with a staircase top, there may be gaps underneath fences that can be filled in with dirt or raised planters.

Is Your Yard Sloped But You Want A Fence? 

Building a fence on a slope may seem like a daunting task, but our professionals at A&O Texas Solutions will prioritize your fencing needs and create the best possible outcome. You deserve a fence that is built strong and tough no matter the terrain. A&O Texas Solutions, located in Arlington,specializes in residential and commercial fencing. All of our fences are custom built to meethome and business owners’ needs. A&O Texas Solutions is your team forall of your residential and commercial wood fencing needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!