Iâ€™d like some advice on adding gravel boards whilst repairing an arris rail fence.
The existing fence panels (6ft tall x 9ft wide) cover a fair length of uneven ground. Perhaps because of the slope, the arris rails have not been joined to the side of the posts to make a conventional right angle. Instead, the constructor shaved the ends of the arris rails to about half their normal thickness, and then nailed the ends onto the [u]outside[/u] of the posts. So instead of the rails & boards being flush with the posts, they stand 1Â½ to 2 inches proud of them.
Iâ€™m carrying out some general repairs to some areas where arris rails and/or boards have rotted, near the ground. Iâ€™d prefer not to stand the new boards on the same damp soil as the originals did.
How best would I affix gravel boards and deal with the uneven ground? And should I be looking at 6â€