Asked by: Dzmitry Seredov
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th April, 2020

How is the height of a fence measured?

For picket fences, the fence line height is measured from the top of the fence pickets to existing grade. Fence line height is measured from the top of the horizontal fence line of the exterior face to the existing grade. The horizontal fence line is defined as the horizontal line from top of fence post to fence post.

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Regarding this, how is fence measured?

Measure your yard's perimeter in feet and divide by the measurement of your fence panels. Most pre-cut fence panels are either 6 or 8 feet in length. Mark your corner posts by staking each corner of your yard. A corner is any spot where fence panels will meet at a 90° angle.

Likewise, how do you measure the height of a retaining wall? A general rule of thumb- the back terraced wall must be set back from the front wall twice the front walls height i.e., for a 3 foot front wall, back wall must be back 6 feet. If the back wall is inside of that zone, then the wall is considered as one wall, and the 4 foot building permit and engineering is required.

Also asked, what is the height of a standard fence?

There is no set standard for residential fence height. However, each city has its own fence height regulations that you must adhere to. Common heights for front yard fences are around 3 feet, while common heights for backyard fences are between 6 and 8 feet.

How do you increase the height of a privacy fence?

Place one 2- to 3-foot-tall wood post vertically on top of one of your fence's existing wood posts, extending the post's height by 2 to 3 feet. Screw one metal tie plate to the outside of the fence's existing post and the new post you set on top of it.

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