How to Attach a Fence to a Stucco Wall

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Things You'll Need

  • Fence post

  • Level

  • Electric drill

  • Drill bit

  • Ratchet with sockets

  • Lag bolts, toggle bolts or masonry anchors

Tip

If the fence post does not have drilled slots for fastener placement, use brackets, which come in a number of sizes and materials, to allow the attachment of the fence post. These brackets may be needed for a wooden post or a post with no base.

To use a toggle bolt, insert it through the drilled hole, then tighten with the appropriate tool. The toggle will spread apart and sandwich the wall sheathing, securing the post into place.

Use masonry anchors on walls that are constructed of rock material such as brick or concrete. Secure the masonry anchors into place by either hitting them with a hammer or tightening them with an appropriate tool. These actions cause the base of the anchor to expand and grip the outer walls of the hole.

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A fence can provide privacy for your family and may be attached to a stucco house or wall. The material underneath the stucco will determine which type of fastener should be used to secure the fence post into place. For a stucco wall with wood studs, use lag bolts. If the wall doesn't have studs, use toggle bolts. If your home has stucco walls with a masonry base, use masonry anchors. These types of fasteners are medium- to heavy-duty options, and provide the strength and grip needed to secure the fence onto the wall.

Step 1

Determine what the stucco wall is constructed of and where the fence post will be secured to the wall. Make sure the area is free of obstacles that may interfere with the placement of the fence post.

Step 2

Hold the fence post in place on the wall. Plumb the post with a level. Make visible marks on the stucco wall where holes will be drilled for fastener placement.

Step 3

Drill holes into the marked spots using an electric drill equipped with the appropriate drill bit. The diameter of the holes should be about the same size as the fasteners being used to anchor the fence post.

Step 4

Set the fence post into place and insert the fasteners. Tighten with the appropriate tool, such as a ratchet equipped with a socket or a screwdriver. Do not overtighten the fasteners, which can strip them.

Step 5

Attach the fence material to the installed fence post.

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