We're getting a contractor to install a 6' wood privacy fence in our backyard. There is a section (maybe 1/3 of the yard) that we'd like to re-grade and add topsoil and sod as we get a lot of standing water after rain. Part of this area is along the future fence line. Should the re-grading be done first before installing the fence, or does it matter?
Personally I don't think there's anything wrong with burying the fence in another 7" of topsoil, only that it would effectively make the fence "shorter" (by raising the ground level). Any advice?