Common Fence Building Mistakes
Make sure you avoid these mistakes on your fence
A great deal of planning goes into installing a fence. It is a meticulous job, where many factors need to be taken into consideration.
Despite careful planning, common mistakes can compromise the integrity and functionality of the finished fence.
The good news is that these common mistakes are easy to avoid and in doing so, will yield the quality you can expect from a fencing project.
Common mistakes to avoid
Check your property line
Before you begin building a fence, you need to establish your property lines and those adjacent to you.
Building a fence on the wrong side of your property can mean a costly do-over, which can simply be collaborated by consulting either a property map, a survey company, a tax assessor, or a local Agricultural Extension Office.
A good project starts with a plan. One of the first steps of your fence installation plan should be measuring.
When building, measure the perimeter of the area you need to fence.
This simple, yet effective step will ensure you have the amount of fence necessary to complete your installation. You can use many methods for this, including a measuring wheel or measurements from an aerial map.
Before you dig and start installing, call your local (811 – call-before-you-dig phone number) utility inspector to inspect for any utility lines that run underground.
In the US, you can call 811, and immediately be connected to your state’s service line. You can also access your state’s line through the Call Before You Dig website.
Check your fence posts
One of the most common mistakes is not installing the posts of your fence properly.
Posts are used to guide and support the weight of your fence. Depending on the height and purpose of your posts, the depth should be determined based on application (soil and weather conditions should be taken into consideration).
A successful fence project depends on the spacing of posts as well.
Placing posts too close to each other can result in a rigged fence, and posts that are too far apart can compromise the overall structural integrity of the fence.
STAY-TUFF fences offers a wide variety of fence profiles giving you the option for different post spacings based on application and allowing users to save money by allowing posts to be placed further apart.
As with any fence installation, ground, weather and performance conditions need to be considered to determine the correct spacing for the project.
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Our high-quality solutions are designed to withstand harsh weather, animal impacts and the overall test of time.
With several options to choose from, our fences, wires and panels will adapt to your needs.
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