I need to build a fence on top of a paved surface and I've gotton some conflicting advice as to how to proceed. I'm hoping someone out there can offer some solid advice for me.
Here's the full story. I live beside an ashphalt parking lot for a music store. I own 9 feet of this parking lot and I need to put up a fence to claim my 9 feet. A few of the music stores patrons have actually hit my house and my car and I'll be putting up this fence in the next month or two. Two options have been given to me as to how to build it. Option 1 is to take a hammer drill to the pavement and make small holes (roughly 1 ft diameter) into which I can dig holes for my 4x4 fence posts. The problem with this option is that the ground in my area is littered with slate. If I cut out these holes and then try to dig my holes, I could easily come across a 100pound chunk of rock just below the surface.
Option 2 which has been proposed is to not set the fence in with posts, but to secure it with brackets and have spikes hammered into the pavement. The problem with this option is that of course the fence wouldn't be as stable, and being on the atlantic coast, we can get hurricane force winds, and I'm not convinced that this would be strong enough to hold the fence.
Please offer me any advice you have. Thanks for your time.