You’ve finally decided to install a new home fence. You’ve even picked out the materials and style. But there are a few things you should do now to prepare your backyard and home for the fence installation. Read on for a few important details you need to make sure are settled before installation; by doing these tasks, you can guarantee a satisfactory new fence.
Update Your Neighbors
Whenever you are preparing for a fence installation, you should tell your neighbors to expect construction—this way, they are prepared for construction noises and construction teams working on the edges of their property. During the fence installation, the construction team may have to be on your neighbors’ property briefly. Discuss these plans with your neighbors to make sure that they understand what to expect are not rudely surprised.
Mark Your Property Lines
It is crucial that you do your due diligence and check property lines rather than assuming their location. You should check your property lines with surveys and maps to make sure that your fence is located correctly on your land. If you do not do this before your fence installation, the fence may need to be re-installed, which can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to your lawn and that of your neighbor.
Remove All Obstacles
Walk your fence line before installation and check for large rocks, tree stumps, or any other objects on the ground that would get in the way of your new fence. This will help make your fence installation as smooth as possible.
Check with the Homeowner’s Association
If a homeowner’s association or HOA manages your neighborhood, you have to abide by their codes and laws. These codes dictate your construction projects, including fences, garages, and sheds. Always check these codes thoroughly before installing your fence so you can avoid any problems.
Mark Your Utilities
Before a fence installation, you should call your utility companies to mark your property’s utility lines. This is to prevent any potential damage to your essential utilities during the fence installation.
By taking these actions, you can prepare for an efficient, successful, and satisfying fence installation that you can comfortably enjoy for years to come.
Residential Fences from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing property owners 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.