If one of the things on your spring cleaning to-do list is swapping out your old fence for a new one, preparation is key! Here are some of our best tips on tearing down your old fence to make way for a beautiful new one.
Check It Twice
You’re making a list and checking it twice, but did you find out if the fence is actually yours to tear down? Before you start buying supplies and jotting down dates on the calendar, do some research to ensure that the fence is actually yours. If you moved in and the fence was already there, talk with your neighbor to see if they are aware of whose fence it is. If the fence is only on the shared wall between your yard and your neighbor’s, it might be easier to construct a new fence fully on your property line around your home.
Contact the Utility Companies
There are many different lines and wires that could be running underground through your yard. Many a careless homeowner has ended up with monstrous fines and a stern talking to for attempting to tear down an old fence without first checking where the lines are. Check with your local utility company to see what lines are in your yard, as older fences have posts deep in the ground that could knock out cable for the whole neighborhood if they are recklessly moved around.
Make a Plan
Before you start tearing down your old fence, make sure that you have a concrete plan of what you are going to do. If the fence was professionally installed, there are many different materials you might need to remove including concrete, gravel, wood, and metals. A professional fence installation company like Hercules Fence Northern Virginia can safely and easily get the old fence out and the new fence in.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your New Fencing Needs
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited for a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.