Replacing an entire length of fencing is a costly and time-consuming event, so it's quite likely that you will want to prolong its life as much as possible. Rot is one of the most common reasons why you might need to replace your fencing, and rot is typically caused by the ingress of water from timbers that are touching the ground.
The best way to prevent this from occurring, is to lift the fence panels up from the ground, so that the moisture can't get to it. Of course, you can't just float the panels, so what is the solution? Gravel Boards.
Manufactured from either pre-treated softwood or concrete, Gravel Boards create a barrier between the moisture-rich ground and your fencing.
Gravel Boards are also a simple way of adding extra height to your fence; great if you are seeking to achieve a little extra privacy for your garden.
Unsure which gravel boards to buy? Your nearest branch will be more than happy to offer advice and guidance.