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How to Install Privacy Fence

how to install privacy fenceInstalling a privacy fence around your house will provide you the much needed privacy, and shelter from stray animals. You have wide variety of options to install your fence depending of  the budget and aesthetic value. First, check with your local building department to see if a permit is required for your fence. Most likely, it won't be, but the department will also provide you with important information like height specifications and set-back distance. 

There are many material options when it comes to fencing, from wood to metal to plastic. Many manufacturers rate their pressure-treated wood to last up to 40 years. The pine pickets featured here are attractive on both sides; this will likely help score points with the people next door — a good neighbor fence. Don't worry too much about figuring out how much material you'll need. Just take the exact (and accurate) dimensions of your property to the experts at the lumberyard — they'll figure out the right amount for you.

Steps to Install Privacy Fence 

installing privacy fenceFind post locations: Observe the perimeter of the area where fence has to be erected. Level the ground and mark post corners. The spacing between each hole should be 8 feet.

Drill holes: Dig holes on the ground and height should be 1/3 or ΒΌ of the fence.  

Fill with gravel: Fill the holes with gravels to ensure water retention and your fence does not rot.

Installation of posts: Install 4*4 posts on the holes dug on the ground. Tie a string on the corner of post locations. This ensures your posts are  aligned on the line.

Set the concrete: Ensure you have the optimum height and thickness before you set the concrete. Mix the concrete with water as per manufacturer's instructions. Prod the mixture with stick to avoid air bubbles and seal the hole with concrete. Wait till 24 to 48 hours for the concrete to settle.

Building and Installing Privacy Fence

Consider the following steps to build the fence:

  • Cut the rails from the boards, it has to be aligned perpendicular to the board, and remaining board should be attached to the corner of the fence
  • Create  a rail frame to fit the rails. Mark the places on the frame where you require the rails to fit. Rail frame and rails should resemble the letter T
  • Fit the frame in between the posts using screws
  • Attach the outside pickets or slats using nails into the rails and then attach the board on the inside of the fence to cover the gaps