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Guidelines on how to go about Replacing your Fence in Person

Sometimes, your fence may be in a dilapidated situation. The fence can break down completely without you noticing, if you are keen enough. At times, the details of the fence are the reason the fence loses its integrity. Here the factors that you should consider when replacing your fence.

You should be familiar with the local laws relating to zoning. The authorities will have to approve construction of certain structures. Whether or not you are going build the fence over the old one, you still need a permit. You don’t want to be fined for constructing a structure without acquiring a permit first. The new fence has to constructed in accordance to the set standards. If the new fence fails to meet the standard requirements, it will either be destroyed or you get fined for that. The local utility service providers should also show you the position of the lines even if you intend to put up the fence on the same position. In this way, you will be able determine the position of water and power lines so that you don’t interfere with them in any way during the construction exercise.

The materials to be used in the construction of the new fence ought to be looked at as well. The length of time that you want your fence to last should be in your mind first before going for the materials. Your budget also needs to be considered before you go out to buy the building materials. You should buy high quality wood if you want to have a durable fence. These high quality wood materials will cost a lot more, but if the money is enough, you can entirely replace the wood materials with those made of aluminum vinyl. In order for you to dig deeper for the posts, you need to eliminate all the materials belonging to the old fence from the site. A strong fence has to be constructed from the ground to the top with strong foundation and materials.

You should then map out the entire fence layout so that you don’t get out of the position of the old fence. You should identify corner points as well as positions where you will be putting posts throughout the entire fence. You can use strings and batters to do the markings. Shovels and digging bars can then be used to dig the holes at the marked points. Instead of wasting your energy and time to dig several holes, you can use power augers if the compound is too large. Once you are done digging the holes to the size accepted in the code, you should then set the posts and rails in that order.