Horizontal Full Privacy Fence
built in tandem with a Block Retaining Wall
Located in Cornelius
This beautiful fence was built at the same time as the retaining wall on which it sits. The fence continues around the perimeter of this large Cornelius back yard. The fence is 385 feet long and a portion of it runs through a 70 foot long x 2 foot high retaining wall, which had to be built at the same time as the fence.
This fence is built with pressure treated pine deck lumber. While not particularly well-suited to fencing, having seen this design elsewhere in town, our clients really wanted this material.
Most horizontal fences are made from cedar and can withstand a maximum 6' spacing between the posts. With the special design of this fence, posts are able to be spaced at 8' intervals while that 2x4 still ensures that the horizontal planks have a vertical support piece to anchor to every 4 feet.
With great care and attention to detail, we made it work!
The client wanted us to build this retaining wall and privacy fence within a width of about one foot. That's all the space there was between the side of the driveway and the property line! Building this required building them both at the same time.
Engineering this to stand for many, many years required setting 12' posts. The wall itself has a 1' deep foundation, and the posts extend an additional 3' beneath that in concrete. With a total 4' underground, and 2 more feet going through gravel behind and independent of the wall, the final 6 feet are in the fence panels themselves.
The wall itself was built to exceed proper ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute) standards and includes more than 30,000 pounds of material.
"I would rather turn down a project than accept one that compromises quality or safety. We stand behind what we build." -- Todd, Owner