Fencing that is installed in a low-lying area may be subjected to drainage issues. A fencing contractor will inspect your yard and will designate an area for a new fence to be installed. They may also suggest that specific fencing and drainage materials are installed, which will protect fencing components.

An Assessment

An assessment of your land will be conducted first. Fencing materials are typically driven into posts or will have some type of base material installed that will stabilize the fencing panels that comprise the top part of your fence. If your property contains uneven land, a fencing contractor may advise that the land is leveled, prior to having a fence installed.

If your property contains relatively flat sections that are surrounded by some hilly ones, a contractor may advise that a fence is contained within the area that is mostly level. The assessment may require that the fencing contractor takes measurements and marks the property where a fence will ultimately be installed.

Fencing Types And Protectants

Fencing that contains slats will allow rainwater to pass through. Fencing panels that do not contain slats could cause water to pool along the ground. This could damage fencing components that have not been properly weatherized. Chain link fencing, vinyl panels, and metal fencing are often resilient to moisture. Your fencing contractor can draw up fencing plans that contain diagrams of fencing panels that are adequately spaced out.

If you choose to have gaps placed in between fencing materials, you will not necessarily need to be concerned about your privacy level. A small gap can remain in between or under fencing materials. The upper parts of a fence can contain solid fencing sections that will provide adequate privacy. A protectant, such as a wood sealer, can be used to protect fencing materials from moisture.

Drainage Materials And Plants

Before the installation is conducted, a fencing installation contractor may advise you to have drainage pipes installed under the ground. Drainage pipes can be installed along either side of a fence. If the pipes are running in the same direction as the direction that the fencing panels will be installed, there will be no difficulties in adequately anchoring the fencing materials.

Some water lovng plants can be installed along each side of the fence. Water loving plants will absorb excess rainwater. The plants will beautify the new fence, plus will prevent rainwater from pooling on the ground and potentially compromising the strength of the fencing materials.