If you get a fence installed, you can improve your home’s security levels while also helping it look nicer. You’ll also raise the monetary value your home has when you already have a fence installed on the premises. For those getting fence installations done, though, you need to make sure you don’t make mistakes while the installation is happening. That’s why we’re going to look at mistakes that could happen. This way, you’ll know what to avoid doing for your fencing project. Here are some of the mistakes that could happen during a fence installation.
Going Beyond Your Property Line
It’s commonplace for homeowners to get their fences installed along the property lines of their yards. This maximizes how much free space is around the yard while also making it clear where your property ends. However, this is only true if the installation is done correctly. It can be a risky gambit trying to install your fence right along your property line because, even if you’re only a couple inches beyond your property, there could be legal consequences. Just be sure you understand your property lines before your fence installation begins, and stay in touch with all affected neighbors to be sure they are ok with the installation being done.
Not Knowing Where Your Utilities Are Buried
It’s not just property lines that need to be made clear; you also have to determine where all underground utilities are found. Find a utility company to survey your property and figure out the location of all of your underground utilities so that you don’t damage anything by mistake during your fence installation. By being proactive in this regard, you avoid much bigger problems down the road.
Not Knowing the Regulations in Your Area
There are regulations that must be followed whenever a fence installation is being done. Failure to abide by these rules could mean you face hefty fines, or you may even have to take down your fence entirely.
Knowing which regulations to follow can be tough because they change based on where you live. For this reason, it’s good to get in touch with a fencing company that knows the regulations where you live. Picking a local company is advised because they work mainly with clients who are in the same area as you, so they will be more familiar with your area’s regulations.
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