should be left to the professionals for several reasons. They’re
not easy and require experience, training, and tools that are not available
to the average homeowner. To learn about a few common DIY fence installation
mistakes, read below.
Post Setting Failures
Many people attempt to install fence posts without first properly setting
them in a concrete base. Some use sand or gravel to secure a post, which
can cause leaning and collapse later on in the life of the fence. Those
homeowners who do use concrete often lack the proper mixing tools and
try to mix the concrete in each post-hole itself. This can result in uneven
setting and a faulty base for each post.
Lack of Compensation for Lot Grading
One of the most challenging aspects of installing a fence is following
the grade of your home’s lot. Even subtle changes need to be accounted
for. If you do not compensate for grading, you can end up with a fence
that is not level, looks awkward, or is not structurally sound. A professional
fence company will measure the area and perform the installation with
corrections that let the fence fit seamlessly into your property.
Installation over Property Lines
Another common issue with DIY fence installation involves property lines.
Without having a survey performed first, it’s easy to undercut your
own property or accidentally build on your neighbor’s land. This
can result in disputes that lead to expensive removal and re-installation.
Unintentional Code Violations
You must check your homeowners’ association guidelines and local
zoning codes before any new fence installation. You’ll need to make
sure that you remain compliant with building codes and the requirements
of your HOA to avoid issues. However, if you work with an experienced
fence company that serves your local community, the entire installation
process can be streamlined.
Fence Connection, Inc. can ensure that you avoid all of the above problems
with our professional fence installation services. Let us help you select
the perfect fencing material and then complete the entire installation
process so you can enjoy the finished product. Contact us online or at
(847) 388-0321 today to find out more.