So, it’s time for a new fence. But before you actually install your new fence, vinyl or not, you need to figure out just how big your yard is. When it comes to measuring your yard for a new fence, Hercules Fence Virginia Beach is at your service. Read on to find out more about this crucial step in preparing for a new fence installation.
Figure Out Your Property Lines
The is the first step before you can start building your fence or having one put in. As with good fence etiquette, figure out where your property lines are, so you don’t accidentally cross into your neighbor’s yard.
Find Utility Lines and Any Other Obstacles
Well done! You’ve determined the boundaries of your property, but what comes next? You will also need to find out where your utility lines run underneath your yard, and also find any other obstacles, too. Trees, bushes, and other landscape elements can present obstacles that you might be unwilling or unable to remove. The slopes and contours of the natural terrain can get in the way too.
Proceed with Measuring Your Yard
With property lines and potential obstacles handled, you can proceed with measuring your yard. Here are the steps you should take to go about this:
- Measure your yard’s perimeter, based on feet. Divide the measurement of the perimeter by the fence panels. Measuring the fence panels will help you decide how many panels will need to be added to the new fence.
- Measure the corners of your yard. You know you have found a corner when the fence panels intersect at a 90° angle.
- Measure out the line posts, using the location of your corner posts. Line posts should be placed every 6 or 8 feet or so along the fence. Be sure to also mark out where your end posts will go.
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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