Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to tackle all of the repairs, building projects, and tearing down projects that accumulated over the winter. Do you have an old fence on your property that has seen better days? Here are some of the best ways to prepare and tear down an old fence on your property.
Make Sure It’s Yours
This sounds silly, but first, you should make sure that your fence is actually your fence. Many times, homeowners move into a new property and have many plans for “their” fence, only to find out that it belongs to their neighbor! Research the fence in your yard, especially if it only borders your home on one or two sides, to make sure that it is yours to tear down. If you are comfortable chatting with your neighbor, now is the time.
Check with Your Utility Company
Almost every yard has utilities running through it, and sometimes they are right next to your fence. Before you make plans to remove your fence as a do-it-yourself project, figure out where utilities run through your yard and get them marked before you dig. If you don’t take the time to do this step, you could end up with a hefty fine for a service disruption and lose your own utilities for a bit while repairs are made.
Slow and Steady
Many people assume that because old fences are, well, old, they can just carelessly rip them down. After all, it isn’t like it’s going to be used for anything! However, ripping down your old fence can lead to a lot of damage to your yard and to your property. Take your time when tearing down an old fence and try to salvage any good wood for recycling or scrap.
Let Us Help You Keep Your Wood Fence in Excellent Shape for Years to Come
Ready to get your perfect fence installed around your residential or commercial property or get your existing wood fence repaired? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.