Measure the perimeter of your yard, but first:

  • Confirm your property line.
    In order to get accurate measurements, you need to know
    exactly where your property line is.

  • Locate underground utilities.
    Underground utility lines will affect where your fence posts can be placed.

  • Research local zoning codes and restrictions.
    Some cities and neighborhoods have restrictions on fencing.

  • Check for obstructions.

  • Check where frost line is.

  • Mark and measure your yard. 
    Note: Where there are sections of yard less than 8 feet in length, panels can be cut down.

  • Place a stake in each corner of your yard and every 6 or 8 feet, as that is where posts will go.

  • Add up all your measurements and divide by 6 or 8, depending on the fence series/fence width you chose.

  • Think about where you would place your gates if you are going to have any.

  • Count the number of corners and ends of your yard and that is the number of corner and end posts you will need. (If your fence stops at your house, a tree or a gate that is an end post.)

  • Count the number of stakes you put in the ground every 6 or 8 feet and that is the number of line posts you will need.
    Note: modify your calculations if your fence panels will not be 8ft. sections

  • Count the number of gates and note the size.

  • Count the number of sections (are sections 6 or 8 feet wide?)

  • Don’t forget post tops and gate latches/hardware.


  • Torpedo Level

  • Circular Saw

  • Ready Mix Concrete (1½ Bags per Post)

  • Post Hole Digger

  • Digging/Tamping Bar

  • Stakes and String

  • Tape Measure

  • Certain styles require additional tools (please consult with one of our experts).

How To Install




Be sure to take a complete inventory of all parts using the kit contents. Do not attempt to assemble the fence if parts are missing or damaged.

  • Mark the fence location using string and line stakes.

  • Starting with a corner or an end post; dig holes 6” to 12” in diameter and 24” to 36” deep (depending on style). Use the Center-to-Center measurements of the fence style being installed for post distance. Dig next hole. (Suggestion: do not dig more than 1 hole ahead until you are confident in your spacing)

  • Set post to plumb level, tamp and secure, then insert or assemble section. Repeat. (If you need to shorten a section; cut rails at desired length. You may need to modify rails to insert into the post.)

  • Upon completion of a “line”, step back and observe. You may want to lower posts (block of wood on top and hammer down with caution) or raise posts to match the “grade” (pry, and re-tamp).

  • Follow up specific instructions for gates.

  • Clean, wipe down, spread some grass seed and enjoy!

Design Center:

65 Route 23 South

Pequannock, NJ 07440

Design Center Hours

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