A new fence installation won’t be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, but it’s not cheap either. So hopefully you can see how much it matters that you do the right thing. No matter what is going on, there is a little bit of knowledge that is not so easy to come by. Bear in mind that shady contractors are counting on you being clueless and just leaving everything up to them. The current article will cover recommendations for you to give you direction about how best to prepare for your fence installation.
It is very normal for a homeowner to go through a certain process in which there are choices to be made. If you are all right with a complete stranger making important decisions for you, well that is up to you but it’s not advised.
However, it is fine if you are not sure about anything, but that just means it is time to hit the web and find out or get the answers somehow. You will need to think about where you live in terms of climate or the ground characteristics because that can bear on digging holes, etc.
Getting a Contractor
Have you decided if you will buy the fence your self, or are you going to let the fence contractor sell it to you. Any time you catch something from a contractor that does not sound right, then try to get more information or just forget about them. You will be a bit lucky if your property is completely flat, although that is not a deal killer if it is not. You really do want to be sure you have thought about everything as much as you can, and this is preventive medicine. If possible, ask for bids on the job, and this is something that some contractors may not want to do.
All holes for the posts should be at least three feet in the ground, and this will ensure that they will not start leaning with age. Not doing this properly will cause you massive hassle in the future, and you will see it easily enough. This is why it really is a good idea to watch the installation in all phases and talk to them before they get started. And you will likely not get any kind of satisfactory response from them, plus they’ll certainly charge you to come out and dig deeper holes.
One of the very first things that any installer has to do is make their product or service the best it can be, and in this case it is a perfectly installed fence. You only have everything to gain by getting a little education prior to buying any kind of fence. How far you choose to take your knowledge and learning is entirely your call. Talking to those who know can produce some good war stories and highlight what you want to avoid.