A couple of days ago our next door neighbors had a new section of fence installed in their back yard. My wife gave them the “ok” for them to “tie into” part of our fence along one section in order for them to save some money. Was this a good idea or not? Time (as they say) will tell.

Since both of our yards have a downward slope to them, I was curious as to how the fence would be constructed, whether or not they would paint or stain it, and this is what I discovered. There are basically two methods used with a slope and that is to use what is called the “step method” or the “parallel method”. Without drawing some pictures here, it might be a little difficult to visualize.

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