First, I'm not totally sure on how to do it the RIGHT way -- I've read
vigorous debates on using concrete vs. sand and gravel only. Holmes did a
fence job, used concrete.
Then the Q of the diameter of the hole, the depth, visavis expected wind
load, etc. The typical stockade fencing has no gaps for wind diffusion!
way -- but debatably better, esp. from an aethetics pov -- is to
put a minimal footing down -- mebbe a piece of rebar struck a foot down --
and then tether the TOP of the fence to some firm structure: house, tree,
This eliminates virtually all bending-type forces, assuming the top tether
is strong/rigid enough.
Or, just put that angle ditty from midway on the fence, to the ground a foot
out from the fence? And the Q is, what footing is used for this method?
Here's another scenario:
Putting tall fences on the inside of a wall, in the traditional way, will
allow a wind to exert large crowbar-like forces on the wall , increasing
odds of cracking, crumbling, or toppling.
Tethering at the top would eliminate this crowbar effect.
Any thoughts, opinions, experiences?