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How to Measure for a New Fence

How to Measure for a New Fence

There are plenty of factors that can influence the placement and length of your barrier, but these steps can help you estimate the size and location of your new fence.

For those of us who are detail-oriented project planners, seeking information on the pricing and logistics for a new fence can be difficult. While you can always give the team at Hercules Fence a call, measuring your property for a new fence is one way that property owners can get a head start on their search for information. There are plenty of factors that can influence the placement and length of your barrier, but these steps can help you estimate the size and location of your new fence.

Confirm the Locations of Property Lines and Utilities

Your property line may not be where you think it is, so consulting your property’s plat or enlisting a land surveyor can be an essential step in planning for a new fence. Many fence contractors will not install barriers on property lines, so plan to have your fence set back by a few inches. You should also get an idea of where any underground utilities might be buried. Gas lines, electrical equipment, and plumbing can present a significant hurdle for any construction project, and your fencing contractor must be able to set fence posts without the danger of striking utilities.

Consider Sloped Surfaces

Constructing a barrier on uneven ground can be quite tricky, but it is not impossible. If your fence is going to be traversing a sloped surface, consider this while you measure it. For example, if you are looking to install a new fence around an acre of land that has many hills and valleys, you may end up needing more feet of fence than you would expect for a flat one-acre property.

Measure the Path for Your New Fence

Finally, once you have determined the location of your new fence and any obstacles in your path, measure the length of your new wall. One popular method is to use stakes to mark any corners or turns, then measure. As you measure and examine the path that your new fence might take, you may notice stray roots, bushes, or other obstacles. Determine whether these obstacles can be removed or worked around, then adjust your measurements accordingly. Once you have measured and researched your new fence to your heart’s content, reach out to the team at Hercules Fence of Richmond and get the ball rolling on your project!

Hercules Fence is Here to Help

No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.

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