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Old 08-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Fence installed on the ground??


I am concerned, I contracted with a small fence contractor to install 200 feet of fence on my property. The fence consists of posts and rails with boards set on either side of the rails.

My concern is that even though he used pressure treated lumber throughout setting the post in concrete, the 80% of the vertical boards are in contact with the ground. I feel that I don't care what the boards are treated with, they should not be in contact with the ground. The water will wick up into the wood. I am right?

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Yes, the boards are not going to be below ground rated, only the post are.

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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i like to see the pickets set about 3-4" above grade. It makes weed trimming much easier. The posts should not be set in concrete also. Although many would beg to differ im sure, a properly tamped soil around the post will be sufficient.
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