How do I add a privacy fence?


How do I build a privacy fence that stretches from the house to the edge of my yard where it would meet up with my neighbor’s fence. Also want to expand off that and “hide” my A/C unit and all the meters while still allowing for easy access. I’d also like to put something down to prevent weeds and negate the need for mowing or maintenance.

q how do i add a privacy fence
  7 answers
  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 10, 2018

    You would put a post as close as you could get but still on your property then add fence from there

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Aug 10, 2018

    The first thing you need is the fence sections so you know how far apart you need to set your posts. Once you have these measure from one side of the fence to the other. Make sure your holes are in a straight line. You can do this by setting a piece of wood between both ends of where your fence will be. Now comes the hard part..digging holes for the posts. For this part you will need to know how deep your frost line is. I actually set my posts deeper than the frost line at 24” deep. Once you have all of your holes dug you need to put at least 6” of gravel in the bottom of each hole. To set the posts there are a few different methods. One method is to put the posts in the ground and pour in concrete, then make sure they are level and plumb. Another method is to pour dry cement mix into the holes. In both of these methods the concrete will keep the posts upright. You can also fill in around the posts with sand. Again, the weight of the sand will hold things up. Lastly, put the dirt that you dug out of the holes back in. Make sure to tamp it down really well. Use a tampering tool, don’t trust the weight of your foot. Now you can put up your fence sections, and cut off the tops of your posts.

  • Sandra Sandra on Aug 11, 2018

    You could make a living fence. Using different heights of plants staggering making the entrance to the side undetected. If you use an occasional pine with seasonal flowering shrub, these would as so hide the ac and meters, use them to decorate the holidays

  • Camilledrinan Camilledrinan on Aug 11, 2018

    You can also find a quality fence builder. Red Rooster Fence is a trustworthy Fencing company in the Fort Worth and surrounding areas. They build quality fences one slat at a time, fit to your specifications.

  • Reo33875684 Reo33875684 on Aug 11, 2018

    From the picture, your neighbor has their fence reversed. I would put one up on the property line and have the "Good" side facing you like they did. That way you don't have to look at theirs. Make sure you both are in compliance with zoning laws!

  • Russ Russ on Aug 12, 2018

    Go to Type in, "How to build a fence for the backyard."