When you decide to install a fence on your property, you are making a significant investment. You may have chosen to install a fence to create space for pets, to demarcate your property, for aesthetic reasons, or perhaps security and privacy. No matter the reason for your fence installation, if your fence is not installed correctly, it will not be able to provide the services you need. Below are some of the most common fence installation mistakes you can avoid dealing with by choosing Hercules Fence of Washington, D.C., for your fence contractor.
A Failure to Identify Property Lines
One of the more aggravating fence installation mistakes is failing to identify the property lines before installation. This could result in additional expenses if your fence protrudes into a neighboring public property or home. In addition to the cost of dismantling and perhaps rebuilding the installation, you could also face fines and possibly legal issues. This is why Hercules Fence contractors always ensure that the property lines are clearly defined before we begin construction.
Neglecting the Post
The essential component of a fence is the post, so one of the fence installation mistakes you want to avoid is neglecting to anchor the post to the ground properly. Whether you have a chain link, wooden, or ornamental fence, the fence could collapse if not properly anchored. The recommendation is securing the post two feet underground, but you might go deeper if you desire extra stability.
Improperly Calculating Angles
When installing a fence on a sloped property, the contractor needs to compensate for the slope to have a neat, balanced, and uniform fence. Installing a fence without regard to the angle of the slope will result in an uneven fence that won’t last long. The professionals at Hercules Fence D.C. can adapt your fence to a sloped yard with special survey tools and advanced carpentry tools the installation requires.
Using the Wrong Materials
People may forget when choosing their fence, that a fence will be subjected to all forms of harsh weather conditions throughout its lifespan. If you don’t use the right fencing material for your climate, the weather can quickly ruin a fence.
Using the Wrong Anchor Points
There are some cases where the anchor post of a fence becomes unstable. This happens when the wrong materials are used, and the fence is not installed deeply enough. Then, during harsh weather, the anchor post can easily be pulled out of the ground.
When working with Hercules Fence of Washington, D.C., our professionals make sure that our clients do not encounter any of the above fence installation mistakes. Our team has the experience and skills to guarantee a strong, attractive, and durable fence for your home.
Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.