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Preparing To Have A New Fence Installed

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Installing a new fence can be a project that will improve the security and privacy of your property. However, any fence installation work will require significant physical labor as well as thorough planning. When a homeowner is preparing to make this upgrade to their property, there are several planning tips and strategies that they should follow.

Confirm The Boundary Lines Of Your Property

If you will be installing the fence near the perimeter of your property, it is worth the time to have a surveyor confirm the boundaries of the property. When the boundary lines for the property are not confirmed, it can increase the risk of these lines accidentally being breached. If this occurs, it could result in the homeowner having to pay damages to their neighbors as well as needing to pay to have the fence torn down or moved. In most cases, having the boundary lines of your property professionally surveyed should only take a day or less, which will minimize any delays that it may cause when installing the fence.

Have The Utility Lines On The Property Marked

Marking the utility lines can be a step that individuals will often neglect to take. Unfortunately, this can greatly increase the risks of these lines being damaged during the course of the fence installation. While a person may assume that the odds of a buried utility line being damaged during the installation of fence posts are low, the consequences for this mistake can be high enough to warrant taking this step. Luckily, utility companies may find it easy to schedule to have all of the buried lines on the property marked, and this can help with avoiding these lines when placing the posts for the fencing.

Hire Professional Fencing Services To Handle The Installation

The physical labor and skill involved with installing a new fence can be easy for a homeowner to underestimate. This can lead to these individuals assuming that they may be able to complete this work on their own with few problems. As a result, they may find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of work involved with installing a fence or they may make mistakes that could compromise the security or privacy the fence offers. These issues are especially prevalent when the fence is installed over terrain that may be somewhat uneven or hilly. In these situations, the height of the fence posts will have to be adjusted to ensure the fence maintains an even height from the ground so that some sections are not easier to breach than others. 

For more information, contact a fencing company, such as Ephrata Agway.