Clearing the fence lines—
Before our crews can come out to begin stringing the string lines as to where the fence will be built, those lines need to be cleared of all encumbrances to provide access for the crews to begin their work.
Such things begin with removal and disposal of an existing fence and concrete footers, if there is one.
Unless other arrangements are made and contracted, it is the responsibility of the owner/customer to ensure the fence lines are cleared at least 18”-24” on both sides of the area where the fence is going to be built.
Many times there are wood piles or storage sheds, trees or old tree stumps, tree branches and shrubs, rocks or other decorative landscaping features that may be in the way of where the fence line has been determined.
This can often be determined simply by walking the line and “eye-balling” the areas to see what if anything noticeable can be moved or taken out of the way so the fence crews can do their work. Just look for anything that will obstruct the bottom rails of the fence from running straight along grade and realize that a crew man will need to actually place himself on both sides of any kind of fence to properly build and secure it its panels and upper rails and top caps. He will need enough room for himself, tool belt and tools, his nail guns, saws, air hoses, compressor, extension chords etc. While our crew men are all experienced, English speaking professionals who have extensive experience with all of our Iron, Cedar, TREX® composite fencing, they are not necessarily ballerinas nor contortionists.
It is always a better policy to discuss and work with adjacent neighbors. Some discussion points to be had with neighbors includes discussing our crews having access to the proposed fence line from their side of the property-especially if there is a tool shed or some other immoveable object that won’t allow working from one side or the other to build the fence. Work out arrangements for pets and kids to be secured during the time that any existing fence will be down before the new fence is completely installed.
At CFC Fences and Decks we are always very careful with permanently installed landscaping features including special ornamental flora and fauna. We always take great care with all of your landscaping and property as possible, but in moving fencing materials in and out of a property will create some slightly worn areas in a lawn or flower bed. It is simply part of the construction process of any outdoor project, be it fencing or decks.
Hopefully this is helpful in making your fencing project go much more smoothly for you and all of your neighbors.
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