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Can I Bury a Fence That Wasn't Meant to be Buried?

Hello everyone, this is Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce of Rete Plastic. Today we're addressing an interesting question: is it possible to bury a fence that was not designed to be buried? Let's find out together!

The Problem

A user asked us whether it was possible to bury an existing fence that wasn't originally intended to be buried. This question arises from a common situation: over time, the ground can settle, creating gaps between the fence and the soil. In this particular case, the customer had problems with animals entering his property through these gaps.

The Solution

We recently tackled such a job, so we can show you the stages of the process with some images. The fence in question had been installed about ten years ago on a lawn and, over time, the ground had sunk, creating spaces between 5 and 10 centimeters between the fence and the ground. These gaps allowed animals like badgers to enter.

Phase 1: Digging

The first phase of the job involves digging a trench about 50 centimeters deep along the entire perimeter of the fence. This digging allows for the fence to be lowered and prepares the ground for burial. In the images, you can see the scheme of the fence and the trench surrounding the concrete plinths.

Phase 2: Placing the Mesh

The second phase is perhaps the most important: placing the mesh in the trench. We used the same type of mesh as the upper part of the fence to maintain aesthetic and functional continuity. The mesh, one meter high, was attached to the existing fence with a rebate of about 20-25 centimeters and shaped around the concrete plinths.

Phase 3: Securing the Mesh

To secure the mesh to the ground, we used galvanized U-shaped stakes driven into the ground to hold it steady. As an alternative, we could have used a concrete pour, but this solution depends on the customer's preferences and the ground conditions.

Phase 4: Backfilling

Once the mesh was positioned and secured, we backfilled everything with the previously removed soil, compacting and raking it to give a neat final appearance. The end result is a buried fence that solves the gap problem and prevents animals from entering.


So, is it possible to bury a fence not designed to be buried? Yes, it is possible, as we have shown with this job. However, it is quite a labor-intensive task requiring effort and expertise. If you decide to have someone else do it, be prepared for the cost.

Thank you for your attention! We hope this video and the images were helpful. Remember to subscribe to our channel so you don't miss our weekly videos on fences and visit our websites at and, where you can find the Overplax mesh and many other products for your fences. Happy working, goodbye!

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