2 Questions About Building A Residential Fence

Ready to have a fence installed around your yard, but you have a few questions about how it will be done? It's important to know the answers first to those important questions that you have.

Can The Fence Be Exactly On The Property Lines?

Since the fence is going to be a permanent fixture of your yard that is hard to move, you want to ensure that it is built right the first time. That is why you need to pay attention to how close the fence is installed to the property line. A land survey is going to show the exact placement of the property line, and where the fence goes will depend on who is paying for it. If you are splitting the cost with a neighbor then that fence can be installed exactly on the property line. However, a fence that is not split with your neighbor should be installed a few inches away from the property line. 

If you do decide to put a fence on the property line and the neighbor is not splitting the cost, then you are allowing them to do what they want with their side of the fence. If they want to paint it a different color or put hanging plant hooks on it, they are within their right to do so because that side of the fence is on their property. To ensure that you are in the clear to avoid this issue, then your fence needs to be completely on your side of the property line. This includes the concrete post holes that are used to give the posts stabilization. 

How Do You Deal With Gaps Under The Fence?

In an ideal situation, the land around your property is completely flat and the fence lays flush against the ground. However, uneven terrain can cause gaps to be underneath the fence if the fence is installed in sections. There are a few solutions to this problem that you need to be aware of.

You can step the fence so that it matches the elevation as close as possible, but it is going to result in some gaps under the fence in places. You can also have a fence custom built to match the terrain of your land, but the installation will be more expensive. Your fencing contractor can use the step technique and close the gap with additional fencing material that attaches to the bottom. This will close up any holes where a pet can sneak underneath the fence. 

To learn more, contact a local fence company today.

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I don't know many people that breed and raise ferrets as a source of income, but I do. I like to get my ferrets outside so that they can explore the yard and have a whole lot of fun with each other in the grass and even in the snow. One challenge that I had to surpass was finding fencing that could keep the ferrets in the yard. I needed one that could be installed a few inches into the ground and one that the ferrets would not be able to climb. If you are looking for fencing to keep small critters in or out of your yard, this blog can show you your options.

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