Whether you need backyard privacy in a busy neighborhood, have a backyard pool to protect, a fence is required by code or have a dog you want to keep in your yard, installing a fence can be a good idea for your home resale value but when homeowners want to install fences on their own, there are some common errors that can affect how the final project turns out. Let’s explore.
Know Your Property
A common mistake of fence installation is not accurately marking your property. When marking off your property lines make sure they don’t overlap with your neighbor’s property. If you install the fence too close or overlapping your neighbor’s property you will have to remove it. If you’re unsure of where your property ends, consider hiring a professional survey company to give you the correct lines for your project. Consider this extra expense if there is any doubt, it will end up saving you time and money.
Keep The Posts In Mind
Fence posts are the most important part of any fence; whether it is ornamental, chain link, or wood fencing. Posts that are not anchored deep enough in the ground can collapse. The proper material needs to be used to secure your fence post in the ground. Make sure your fence post is at least two feet in the ground to anchor it. Some people may choose to go deeper for more stability as well as adding gravel and concrete on top of the fence posts to provide maximum security. Remember to take into account the weather in your area, if the ground around the fence post is subject to erosion consider even more security at your posts.
Planning Is Key
Make sure to plan your fence project in advance to make sure you have the correct resources to make your installation successful. Consider hiring a fencing contractor and look locally for the kind of fences used in your community. Take a survey of the land that the fence will be resting on and make sure the panels you select are the correct ones. Planning can keep you from making costly mistakes in your fence installation.
Avoid Mistakes with Hercules Fence
Ready to get your ideal fence installed around your residence or commercial property or to get your fence repaired? Hercules Fence has the experience in repairing and constructing fences you need. Our team can help meet your fencing needs for the right price. Some of our most prestigious work includes U.S Army Base and NASA. Give us a call at 717-316-3600 or visit us online to see examples of our work and keep in touch. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr and Pinterest for tips, tricks, and news!