Many home and business owners jump headfirst into fence installation without considering the hurdles they’ll face due to their property’s layout. At Hercules Fence, we know that each property is different: topography, landscaping, and local regulations can throw a wrench into any fence installation plan. One common obstacle that fence installation professionals face is the presence of hills and steep slopes. Creating a sturdy fence on uneven terrain isn’t always easy, but there are a few different solutions that contractors and property owners can utilize during fence installation. In this blog, we discuss two common approaches to installing fences on hilly properties.
The Importance of Expert Fence Installation on Hills and Slopes
Adding a fence to hilly terrain is a challenge, and shoddy work can result in slanted, unstable fencing. Not only is a lopsided wall an eyesore, but it can also be a safety hazard, a security vulnerability, and a poor investment. Fences must have stable vertical posts and few (if any) gaps to be effective and safe. Home and business owners must work with experienced fence installation professionals to ensure a long-lasting, secure, and stable fence, especially on properties with hills and slopes.
Method 1: Stepped/Hillside Fencing
Hillside fencing or stepped fencing is a common style for fence installation on sloped properties. With this style of fence installation, the finished product looks like a series of steps. Each post is perfectly vertical, the horizontal rails are perfectly horizontal, and fencing is installed in multiple paneled sections. Small gaps are present beneath the bottom rails of each section. These gaps may be filled with dirt, wood, or other materials.
Method 2: Contoured Fencing
Another popular approach is contoured fencing. With contoured fences, the top and bottom rails run parallel to the slope itself. This is in contrast to stepped fencing, where the rails run horizontally. The result is a barrier with a smoother, more organic appearance. Contoured fencing creates a continuous line instead of the stepped silhouette of hillside fencing. No matter what style you choose for your new fence, work with the team at Hercules Fence to create a strong, durable barrier!
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.