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3 Steps to Take to Prepare for a New Fence

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Anytime you have work done to your house, it can be exciting and stressful. The anticipation of getting the work finished and being able to enjoy the finished product plays a part in the stress. However, there are some steps you can take to prepare for any work at your home, including a new fence.

Follow Regulations

When you are preparing for a fence installation, there are some steps you should take regardless of whether you are doing the work yourself or hiring a professional. First, you want to make sure you clearly mark your property line. You should check with the county planning or zoning authority for proper permits and documents regarding your property. In the U.S., about 90% of the applications received by zoning committees are for outdoor privacy fences, according to estimates by zoning experts. Finally, a fence installation requires you to mark water pipes and sewage lines to ensure the installation team does not hit them while digging. Either you or the professional installers can contact utility companies to determine the location.

Clean Up Yard

Before your fence installation, you want to make sure your yard has been maintained and clear of debris and objects that might be in the way of the fence installation. You want to check your yard for rocks, weeds, or branches. If you have any decorations in your yard, you should remove them. Any toys, equipment, or lawn furniture should be moved. This prevents these items from being in the way of those installing the fence. In addition, this prevents any damage from occurring to those items during the fence installation process.

Alert Neighbors

It is always a good idea to inform your neighbors of any work, including fence installation, that you are having done at your house. This is especially true for neighbors that have property connecting to yours. Give them as much information as you can, such as what is being installed, the start date, and how long it will take. As a result, they will be prepared for any disturbances and can keep children and pets inside the house.

Following these steps can help your fence installation goes as smoothly as possible. In addition, this can help to reduce the stress you feel with new work at your house.