Blog submitted by Cleland Contracting in Calgary
A lot of you probably remember the famous TV show with the wise neighbour who used a fence to be a little mysterious. A friendly neighbour is great, but there are times when you want to keep your privacy, and your fence is your best bet! But what goes into making a great fence to finish off your backyard oasis?
Locate and mark the property line
First thing’s first, you need to figure out where your property line is. Getting the correct property line can save you the headache of future issues and squabbles with your joining neighbours. Considering you will be living next to your neighbours for an extended period of time, the last thing you want to do is start a dispute. These can quickly become nasty, or harbour resentment, and add unnecessary stress in your life. If you are unsure of where your property line is, you can speak with your fencing contractor. They’ll help find a land surveyor who will locate and mark out your property lines.
Never forget the locates
What are locates, you ask? Locates are documentation and ground markings to show the location of utility lines on a property. Marking your yard where your fence will be built, or where digging will take place, will ensure that there are no utility lines in the way. Before any excavating starts, this must be done. Anything from telephone lines, sewer and water lines, to gas lines, could be hidden under your yard. Good fence builders will be sure to do this, not only to save you a headache and fines with the city, but for everyone’s safety as well.
Start with the proper support
Once you have established where the fence should go, you want to make sure your fencing contractor is digging the holes deep enough to properly support the cement for your posts. If the holes are not dug properly, there’s a good chance the fence will lean and shift as soon as there is a heavy rainfall or snowfall. The probability of the fence completely falling over is high, and you will have to start the building process over again.
Fence Builders in Calgary
If you’re looking to build a new fence, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. There is more to it than just wood and holes. Making sure it is done properly the first time will save you in the long run. Take some advice from that wise neighbour, and let Cleland Contracting Inc do the tough work for you. We are a local family run company, where customer service and satisfaction is our reputation!