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Virginia Beach Fence Removal Tips and Tricks


It might be time for this fence to go — hopefully its owners know proper fence removal strategies!

Whew! That was a close one. Winter Storm Jonas has finished barreling through the Mid-Atlantic, and Virginia Beach narrowly avoided the brunt of it. We’re still facing another month or so of winter, so it’s hard to think about warmer weather just yet, but it’ll be here before you know it. When it finally does warm up, it’ll be time to start thinking about home improvement projects that will make your Virginia Beach home feel rejuvenated and look good with the springtime. How will your fence hold up after this harsh winter? If it might be time for a new one, here are some fence removal tips and tricks to go out with the old and in with the new.

The Bureaucratic Side

  • Learn what restrictions might be in place from your Homeowner’s Association or local Virginia Beach or Norfolk governing body. Some areas are much more strict about what kind of home construction will be allowed. Avoid hefty fines by knowing what you are and aren’t allowed to do.
  • Check your property lines. If your existing fence was already there when you moved in, there’s a chance it may have accidentally be encroaching on your neighbor’s property, making it technically their fence. If that’s the case, you’ll want to consult with them before fence removal or installation.
  • Contact local utility companies to ensure that your digging won’t disrupt any public utilities. Accidentally knocking out power or cable to the entire neighborhood is sure to make your fence removal project into a fence removal nightmare.

The Homeowner Side

  • Make sure you have the proper equipment and know-how to take care of your fence removal. If you have any concerns about your abilities to handle the project, it’s best to call Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach for professional fence removal.
  • Have a plan. This overlaps a little with the previous tip, but it’s important to think ahead when beginning a fence removal project. Fence posts can often be planted in concrete to prevent shifting, particularly in areas of Virginia Beach near the shore with looser soil — do you have tools to break through the concrete? What are you going to do with your discarded fence? Do you have plans to patch the holes in the ground? Make a plan of attack before getting started.

These are all very important things to consider when thinking about fence removal. Most importantly, if you aren’t 100% confident that you’ll be able to handle it, contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach and our professionally trained staff will be happy to help.

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