Building a Privacy Fence
Building 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. Different kinds of fencing materials available in the market, you can choose the one that
meet your needs.
Building a fence around your backyard is a simple, yet time demanding process. Depending on
the material you can either install handy or hire a professional to help you out.
Simple Tips on Building a Privacy Fence
How to install a privacy fence and things to consider:
Set the posts: 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 and then dig holes
Dig holes on the ground and height should be 1/3 or ¼ of the fence.Fill the holes with
gravels to ensure water retention and your fence does not rot. 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
Set the rails: Attach the rails to the posts. Rails can be carved from any
material like wood, string or plants etc. Rails should be attached vertical and horizontal and ensure its level
with the post. You can suspens used watter bottles or ornamental plants between the rails. It will cover the extra
gaps and act as a perfect wind screen.