Foundation for privacy

If a ground-based construction project is to be implemented, a foundation is usually required. So too, if you want to assemble a privacy screen or privacy fence. However, there are several options for the foundation of a privacy screen, as you will learn below.

The function of foundations

A foundation has several tasks. These include the following requirements:

  • the discharge of loads into the underground
  • the dissipation of wind loads into the ground
  • stabilizing constructions built on the foundation

In most privacy fences the load plays a minor role. Not so the wind loads, because a privacy fence offers a lot of impact surface. Only with a suitable foundation of the screen then gets enough stability.

However, depending on the individual requirements, you may choose from different foundations. First of all, you can of course use conventional concrete foundations. In addition, however, earth spikes and earth screws. The latter two options, however, really only if circumstances permit.

The concrete foundation for the privacy fence

Conventional point foundations are sufficient. Many privacy screens have side posts. These can be mounted in anchor shoes. The anchor shoes in turn can either be poured into the concrete or screwed or glued. So you have several choices here as well. The concrete foundations for the screen are by far the most reliable method for setting them up in the long term.

Ground spikes as a foundation without concrete for the privacy fence

There are several options to make a foundation. So it is also possible to build a foundation without concrete for a garden shed. But that differs significantly from the spears presented here.

These ground spikes work like the anchor shoes to secure the screen in it. Only that this time they are part of the spike and thus driven into the ground. They are distinguished by spikes that are hammered or screwed. Both have in common that the soil must be firm and compact enough.

Too loose soil, these skewers are not suitable. Too much movement (lateral movement) of the screens fences are problematic because they loosen the Erdspieße. So these are rather temporary solutions; For example, if the landlord does not allow foundations in the ground.

Tips & Tricks

Instead of the anchor shoes, metal brackets can also be attached to the foundations, which are also bolted to the uprights of the screening elements. High-quality galvanized angles should be used to prevent long-term corrosion.

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