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Does it matter if a cedar fence is touching the ground? A friend told me it will rot the fence because it does not get a chance to dry. And if so How far off ground should it be installed. Thank you in advance.
Yes, it does matter if a cedar fence is touching the ground. It will rot prematurely if it is installed this way. A 2" ground clearance is recommended between the fence and the ground. Additional information may be found here on cedar fence construction by reading about the various styles: http://www.hooverfence.com/wood/index.htm