Avoid this Huge Mistake When Building a New Fence

Building a Fence

Just like in any construction project, there can be hidden pitfalls and delays when you try to build a new fence. It all starts normally enough. You look out at your warped, gap toothed old fence and realize that it would be more at home surrounding a cemetery or possibly a Halloween attraction. So you decide to knock the old gray monstrosity down and start fresh.

building a fenceAfter a few days of swinging a hammer and cleaning up debris, you have a clean canvas. Which means it’s time to start building your beautiful new fence right? No! That is where most do it yourselfers will run into a whole mess of trouble. Who says the old fence was built on the property line? Maybe when the original was built, the neighbors didn’t notice, didn’t care or were just unable to fight it. Or maybe they have been fuming all these years and when you start to build another fence in place of the old one, they lose it and sue you. It happens more often than you might realize.

It’s a great argument for hiring an Atlanta fence contractor, because they will check into everything before they start work and make sure there won’t be any problems.

However, if you decide to replace your own fence then you have to do your due diligence by:

  • Talking to your neighbor. Find out where the property line is and if there are any issues with you putting a fence up where the prior one was. Often times just asking them first will go a long way toward smoothing troubled waters.
  • Get all of the proper permits.
  • Do a little research on your property to make sure everything matches up between what your neighbor told you and what you thought you knew about the property.

Once you have dotted all the I’s and crossed the t’s, then it is time to get to work.

To avoid pitfalls like this when thinking about a new fence, call in the pros. FenceWorks of Georgia offers free quotes for new residential and commercial fences throughout metro Atlanta. They can help you ensure that your fence is going up in the right place, and by the right building codes. Call 770-452-9900 now to speak to a professional fence contractor before getting started.