Installing a new fence is an exciting process. There are many different materials to build a fence, all of which would make a lovely addition to your property. But before you get started, there are some steps you will have to take to prepare your yard for fence installation. The better prepared you are, the more satisfied you will be after the installation. Here are some tips for preparing your yard and your property for a fence installation.
Check Property Lines
If your goal is to create a barrier between you and your neighbors, it is important that you confirm property lines first. Do not try to guess where the boundary might be, but double-check with your local city planning and zoning authority. Your fence contractor can also guide you through this process or may handle it themselves. The last thing you want is to finish installing your fence, only to find out it is over the property line.
Mark Out the Fence Line
When installing your fence, it is important that you know if there are any sewage or water pipes on your property. Locate any necessary pipes that are underneath your property, so they won’t be accidentally damaged when digging holes for the fence posts. Reach out to the utility providers for your area to get reports for your property. No matter how you obtain this data, you legally must do so before commencing the installation.
Clean Your Yard
The simplest way to assist your fence installation company is to clean your yard beforehand. Remove any trash, toys, outdoor furniture, or tools that could get in the way of the installation process. Make sure anything valuable is removed from the yard to prevent it from being damaged. The more room you can give yourself or your installation company, the easier the process will be.
Remove Any Landscaping
You do not have to remove every bush or shrub that is on your property. But, there should be at least two feet on either side of where your new fence will be installed. This not only includes bushes and trees but leaves and branches as well. Doing so will help save time and avoid potential damage and keep your yard looking its best once your new fence is installed.
Inform Your Neighbors
It is a good idea to let your neighbors know that you plan on installing a fence, especially if you share a property line with them. Let them know ahead of time the installation date so they can be prepared and know to keep their children and pets inside while the crew is working.
Contact Hercules GSA Today!
Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates.