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How deep should fence posts be in Toronto?

How deep should fence posts be in Toronto?

Posts need to be set below the frost line to prevent heaving. For regular privacy fences, holes need to be at least 36 inches deep or half the fence height, whichever is greater, plus six inches for base gravel. Lower fences will not likely need to be as deep (or you may use ground spikes instead).

How deep does a fence post need to be in Ontario?

36 inches
The posts are set deep enough to go below the frost line – 36 inches is the minimum depth, 48 inches is better. The posts are plumb. The top of the fence is level and the fence is in a straight line.

Do I need a permit for a fence in Toronto?

Owners who are considering building a fence must obtain an approved Zoning Certificate and a Pool Fence Enclosure Permit. Click here for more on this process. Toronto fence bylaws also apply to guards. So, if a fence doubles up as a guard, there are property standards that it must comply with.

How many bags of concrete do I need for a fence post?

Most fence post holes will need between 1 – 4 bags of concrete to securely hold the post in place. The best way to determine the size of the hole is: Diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the fence post. Depth of the hole is one-third to half the above ground height of the fence post.

Who pays for a fence between neighbors Ontario?

It may order each party to build or repair a designated half of the fence or one to do all the work and the other to pay half of the cost. However, if the Fence-Viewers feel an equal share of cost or labour is unfair, they can divide the cost or work or both as they see fit!

How tall can my fence be Toronto?

2 metres
HOW TALL CAN I LEGALLY BUILD A FENCE? Residential fences must be no higher than 2 metres from grade, according to the Toronto fence bylaw. This applies to both the front and backyard fence height. The same fence height regulation applies to uncovered decks capping out at 2 metres high from the deck floor.