Our concrete gravel boards are available in 6″ & 12″ heights 6′ (1.828m) long.
Used with concrete posts and fence panels
Concrete posts can be found here
Close boarded panels can be found here
We also sell wooden gravel boards which can be found here
A gravel board can either be made of timber or concrete and it sits between a fence panel and the ground. Its main purpose is to prevent the fence panel resting on damp and moist ground and rotting out.
As we have mentioned at the top of this project page, fitting gravel boards between fence posts and under fence panels will stop any gravel, soil or whatever resides at ground level from damaging the actual fence itself, by preventing it from sitting on damp and moist ground.
Fitting a gravel board can also add a little more structural rigidity to your fence, especially in the case of timber gravel boards as they can be screwed to each fence post and effectively bond a run of fencing together.
Galvanised clips or “Gravel board cleats” can be used to fix the gravel boards as they provide a degree of adjustment after fitting.
The gravel boards can be fitted to the face of the posts, the back of the posts or inbetween them, but in most instances this will be determined by the materials your fence posts are made from.
On the subject of materials, a gravel board will either be made from timber or pre-cast concrete. With timber gravel boards you will need to make sure that they have been pressure treated to prevent them rotting. Theses essentially no difference between the two accept what they are made of.
Timber gravel boards are mostly used with timber fence posts, but they can also be used with concrete fence posts, but concrete gravel boards are mostly just used together with concrete fence posts as they slide nicely down into the recesses in each post.
Gravel boards are fitted under fence panels details here