Gathering correct information is crucial for any home improvement project, and wood fence installation is no exception. Your fence contractors will need to know a few things before they can begin planning and installing your new barrier, and having this information ready and doing research beforehand can make early discussions with your team more fruitful. Here are some things to learn about both before and during wood fence installation.
The Precise Location of Your Property Line
Unlike other home improvement projects, wood fence installation requires precise and accurate information regarding your property line. Many fences are set a few feet behind a property’s boundary, and having correct information about where that boundary lies can save homeowners heaps of money and stress should legal property disputes occur. You can determine where the edge of your property is by consulting your home’s plat or hiring a surveyor.
The Wood Species You Will Use
There are countless options when it comes to your wood fence. In addition to the color, style, and finish on your barrier, you must select a wood species. Three common varieties of wood are pine, spruce, and cedar. Things like poplar, redwood, and cypress are also popular. Most materials display a direct relationship between cost and lifespan; more expensive wood species like cedar are often longer-lasting than cheaper materials like pine. Of course, this will depend on a variety of factors, including local weather, preventative maintenance, and more. Take care when choosing a species of wood for your new fence, and feel free to discuss your options with the team at Hercules Fence.
Underground Utilities and Permits
Finally, the location of underground utilities can be critical. While many contractors reaffirm the positions of things like gas lines and electrical lines, it is always helpful to provide a heads up for folks working on your property if you know where hazards are present. You can often find the location of these underground utilities by contacting the information office of your local branch of government. It can also be useful to gather information about permits and inspections from your local governing body. Every city and town has its own rules.
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.