Do you have a rolling landscape, small hills here and there impeding a flat lawn for your home? You might think only wood fencing will work for the type of yard you have, but chain link is actually a great option for uneven ground. You have a few options for how to install chain link fencing on an uneven landscape to get it looking perfect and ready to protect your home.
- You can install a retaining wall to fill in the uneven areas. This can be a great option for some landscapes, and the mixture of stone or brick and metal can lend a rustic aesthetic appeal to your property. Pick the material for your retaining wall based on your tastes, and consider adding design elements you like or that match your home to make the installation your own.
- Consider filling in a slope with cement to make your installation even. Stair-step cement installation can allow chain link to be installed on even a long slope with a steep grade. This installation will allow you to take advantage of the benefits of chain link fencing in an area where you thought it wouldn’t work.
- You can trim the bottom of the chain link fabric to ensure an even top line. This option works well around a property with ditches and other irregular dips around the edges. You may have seen similar installations with wooden fencing, but using chain link fencing will provide the low-maintenance fence you want and need. A skilled installer will be able to use posts of varying heights and trim the bottom without sharp edges, so the fence will blend into the landscape and provide the protection your property needs.
Depending on the needs of your property, you may want to employ all of these techniques in different areas of the fence to ensure the sturdiest and most attractive fencing installation.
Will it hold up?
With the guidance of a professional installer, your chain link fence will last for years with little maintenance and work on your part. Here are a few tips for installing this type of fence on rolling land.
- Dig deep holes. Because uneven ground can put extra stress on a fence installation, ensure deep holes are being dug and cement is used to keep the posts in place.
- Measure and level frequently. Uneven ground makes it harder to judge whether the top line of the fence is level, so take a little extra time to check with a level or a string to make sure things are going smoothly.
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