Fence Installation Guide
- We use a mini-track machine to dig holes, move soil, haul materials, and more. See picture to left.
- Many of our posts are set in concrete. For this reason, excess dirt is accumulated during the installation of the fence. A location on your property is preferred for excess dirt disposal.
- Please clean up after your pet prior to installation.
YARD LEVELING & GRADING:
- NO YARD IS PERFECTLY LEVEL.
- ALL Fence types will follow the grade as best as possible.
- PVC/Vinyl and Aluminum Fences are kept off the ground +/- 2". Because no yard is level, the gap under the fence will vary. There may be areas of the fence that are touching the ground and
areas that may have a 4" space under the fence.
- Chain Link Fence is attempted to be placed directly on the ground. Because of unevenness in the ground, the chain link mesh may occasionally have a gap under the fence. Where these gaps
occur, it is easier for a pet to push the fence outward; enabling them to escape under the fence. Adding a bottom rail to the chain link fence will eliminate a pet from pushing under the
fence; however it will not prevent a pet from digging under the fence.
- Unlike the fence that follows the grade, fence gates are built square. Gates look best when they are located on a level area.
- Gates installed on a grade or uneven area create a much larger gap under one side of the gate, making it easy for a small pet to escape under the gate or the gate looking out of place.
- Gates will get out of alignment and will need to be adjusted.
- PVC/Vinyl and aluminum gates will expand and contract with temperature changes. There is nothing that can be done to prevent this. For this reason, there must be a 1"-1 1/2" space between the gate posts and gate to allow for these changes.
-See examples below: