Swing Gates on Sloping Ground Slope Across a Driveway. If your driveway has slope across it (camber) of more than 20mm then the bottom rail of the gate should be raked to follow the contour of the driveway.
C: The bottom of the gate is sloped with the grade to fill the gap. Once again the gate can only swing off the post on the right, as in option A. Also I show a slight crown in the top to break the uneven top gate posts a bit. I like this also. D. Here I show a gate that looks similar to option B.
Re: Trimming fence bottoms on uneven ground « Reply #24 on: January 30, 2011, 08:02 PM I had the same issue and had an old beater of a circular saw and used it to trim the bottom of the boards.
The ground drops away 4' between the bottom of the front fence post and the bottom of the rear fence post. In the rear, this fence joins a 7' tall gate and fence with 8' tall posts. When joined these fences will make an L shape.
P is the contact length between the water and the channel bottom and sides. Q = Discharge or flow rate [L 3 /T]. R = Hydraulic radius of the flow cross-section [L]. S = Slope of channel bottom or water surface [L/L]. Vertical distance divided by horizontal distance. T = Top width of the flowing water [L].
If your driveway has slope across it (camber) of more than 20mm then the bottom rail of the gate should be raked to follow the contour of the driveway. This not only looks better it is necessary for fitting the "rack" to the bottom rail of the gate so the motor can work properly.
Our driveway is on a very small incline. At the bottom of the driveway, which exits onto the street, is a gate attached to our fence. The gate swings inwards, so when the gate is closed, there is a small gap at the bottom to accommodate the incline when it's fully open. Our dog can escape out of this gap.
wrought iron gates on a sloped driveway. You notice that the bottom panel is rising as the gate opens, there are on rollers on the bottom running along the floor it is totally suspended.
3) A n even sharper slope, what we'll call Tier 3, is where the bottom of the gate runs parallel to the grade, while the rest of the assembly is square and true to its geometry.
Re: Trimming fence bottoms on uneven ground « Reply #25 on: January 30, 2011, 08:36 PM 4 years within about 1.5 inches from the ground and my cedar fence is doing OK.
WARNING: Pre-fabricated gates will not rake. When installing, make sure to hang the gate from the high side of the slope. It may be necessary to fill in with dirt or gravel to close the gap between the bottom of the gate and the ground.
Access is one of the key factors to how successfully your fence serves you. Having gates that work well where needed is essential. When you have a need for a gate in a line of fence on a slope, it presents a unique challenge, which after all is part of what do-it-your-self builders look for in a project.
You need 1/4 inch of slope for every linear feet of floor space. For example, a floor that extends 4 feet away from the drain should have 1 inch of overall slope. Mark this outer height mark along the wall with a pencil.
Sliding Gates on Sloping and Uneven Ground Slope Across a Driveway. It is OK if your driveway has a slope across it (camber) so long as the metal track the gate rolls on is reasonably straight.
1. Measure the height of the drain with the tape measure. Calculate your slope from there to the outer edge of your room. You need 1/4 inch of slope for every linear feet of floor space.
Put the hinges on the post on the low side and cut the bottom of the fence boards to conform to the slope, as close as possible anyway. Then, hang the gate about an inch off the ground and voila, problem solved.
3) Run a string between two stakes in a line that follows the bottom of your gate when hung. Use a line level to make sure it is level. Take care that the ground below where the gate will hang is flat.
Too much slope in the lawn can cause water to pool at the bottom of the slope and soil to wash down the hill.