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Question:
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.

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Wood Fence.

Reply:
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

Updated 06/01/06