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What to Do Before Installing a Vinyl Fence

What to Do Before Installing a Vinyl Fence hercules gsa

Here are some tips on what to do before installing a vinyl fence.

Installing a vinyl fence on your property increases your home’s privacy, safety, and curb appeal. When choosing the best fence for your home, vinyl is the most worry-free option. A vinyl fence can add space between your home and the noisy street or ensure your pet stays on your property. However, before you dive in, some crucial steps and considerations can make the process smoother and provide a long-lasting result. Here are some tips on what to do before installing a vinyl fence.

Research Local Building Codes

Before breaking ground, familiarize yourself with local fence installation regulations and codes. Understanding height restrictions, property lines, and necessary permits is crucial to avoid legal issues. It’s also wise to consider the environmental impact, as certain areas may have regulations on preserving natural habitats or trees. Considering these factors ensures a comprehensive approach to compliance, minimizing the risk of complications and ensuring a smooth fence installation process.

Mark Property Lines

It’s essential to mark your property lines before installing your vinyl fence. By marking property boundaries, you’ll avoid disputes with your neighbor and encroachments. An encroachment means you are intruding on your neighbor’s land. 

To find your property boundaries, check the boundaries in your registered property survey. Check with your local property records department if you don’t have a copy. If the survey is outdated, you can hire a surveyor to develop an updated one.

Contact Local Utility Companies

Before digging your post holes, call 811 to notify local utility companies and confirm the location of underground utility systems. Depending on your state, you can also submit your request online. Call or make an online request at least three days before you dig. Wait for confirmation from your local utility companies before you start digging your post holes. 

Measure and Calculate Materials

Measuring and calculating materials ensures a successful vinyl fence installation. Accurate measurements are crucial to determine how many vinyl panels, posts, and other materials you need to cover the perimeter. Precise measurements prevent unnecessary material waste and ensure a seamless and cost-effective installation process. Measure your fence line thoroughly, and consult with professionals to calculate the exact quantity of materials for your vinyl fence project.

Prepare the Ground

Clear the designated area of debris, rocks, or vegetation to prepare for your vinyl fence installation. This initial step is crucial for a stable and even foundation for your fence. Clearing the ground ensures a clean and organized workspace and prevents potential damage to the materials during installation. Level the ground to establish a solid foundation, promoting your vinyl fence’s longevity and structural integrity. This groundwork contributes to a smooth installation process, enhancing your fencing project’s overall durability and aesthetic appeal.

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.

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