Fence installation is a big undertaking, but provides your property with a ton of added value if done correctly. Not only does a proper fence serve as a deterrent to outsiders and burglars, but it makes your property more beautiful and attractive to homebuyers. Although many people try to install a fence themselves, often times they end up making costly mistakes later on. Here are a few of the most common fence installation mistakes.
Property Line Disputes
Not having the correct information about your property lines is perhaps one of the most prevalent mistakes when it comes to fence installation. It can end up being incredibly costly if you accidentally build a fence on your neighbor’s property or encroach on their land. Not only could this damage your neighborly relations, but you may end up paying a hefty fine. It’s important to always know the boundary of your property before you commit to installing a fence.
Knowledge of Underground Structure
Not all homes are susceptible to this problem, but occasionally the ground below your property contains gas, water, or other harmful elements. It’s also possible that the ground structure is weak and unstable. It could be costly and dangerous if you come into contact with these problems during a fence installation.
Improper Posts, Materials, and Measurements
Tension runs through fence posts. They need to be made up of proper materials and placed at the right depth with proper measurements, otherwise the posts will be unstable and may fall or become detached from the ground. Proper surveying and carpentry skills help ensure a stable fence that will last for years. If your property includes slopes and uneven surfaces, installation becomes doubly tricky. Many of these problems arise simply due to inexperience, which is why hiring a professional fence installation company is a worthwhile investment.
Get in Touch with Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Today!
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry, and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that bests suits your needs and budget.
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