River Valley Construction is a central Maryland residential design consultant & installation contractor of interlocking concrete paver systems, stone, brick, and flagstone pavers for driveways, patios, pool decks, walkways, sidewalks, masonry and stonework, flagstone, boulders, fire pits, fireplaces, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, waterfalls, ornamental ponds, and pools featuring EP Henry, Belgard, and Hanover products.
Wood is the most common fencing material. It is environmentally friendly, attractive, and a good choice for residential use. To maintain its good looks, wood fencing does require more maintenance than other fencing material. But it has a natural beauty that is unrivaled. River Valley Construction offers you a large selection of wood fence styles to choose from and we can also custom build a wood fence to meet your specific needs. All of our wood fencing comes in ACQ treated wood or the ever popular red cedar.
An RVC average fence of 200 linear feet costs about $3,800-$5,500, with gates adding $100-$250 or more depending on size and style. Actual prices depend on the type and height you choose, the total length and number of pedestrian/vehicle gates, and the grade conditions of your lot. Costs also vary considerably in rural and urban areas, depending on the local economy and county requirements.
A yard 50 feet wide and 100 feet deep needs about 300 linear feet of fencing; surrounding an acre takes about 1,070 linear feet.
The examples below assume two gates: one for pedestrians and one for vehicles. A 300-foot long, 4-1/2-foot high, three-rail wood ranch or split rail fence with two gates costs around $4,700-$5,700; for an acre, it's $12,500-$14,500. Having the same fence installed in durable, low-maintenance vinyl will double those prices, if not more.
A 3-foot-high, 300-foot-long picket fence (with two gates) is about $6,000-$9,250 installed; for an acre it's $20,000-$30,000. Having someone install a 6-foot-high cedar privacy fence runs about $11-$18 a linear foot, or $3,300-$5,400 for 300 feet with two gates; a similar fence around an acre would be $12,100-$19,800.
Considering chain link? This is relatively low cost, durable, and easy to install. For a 4-foot high fence around 300 linear feet with two gates, materials alone run at $1,800-$2,500; having it installed bumps the cost up to $2,400-$3,300. For an acre with two gates, materials run $6,800-$8,900 and installation bumps it to $9,000-12,000.
Steep slopes, unusual obstacles, and additional gates are some of the factors that can add to your costs.