Helpful Tips for Building a Sturdy Fence

Helpful Tips for Building a Sturdy Fence

A fence helps enhance the security of your property and makes it more difficult for trespassers to come onto your property. If you’re interested in building a fence, it is important to know that it is a process that requires certain steps and methods in order for it to be sturdy and upright.

To help you build a better fence, here are a few tips:

  • Hire some help with the digging. Normally, the most tedious part of building a fence is digging post holes. You can hire someone to do that part for you, which will save you a lot of time and effort without incurring much cost.
  • Follow fencing rules in your community. Take note of any terms and conditions on building a fence, so you won’t have to deal with any fines or rebuilding issues later. Talk to your neighborhood association to learn what their requirements are.
  • Talk to your neighbor about boundaries. Know exactly where the property line is and build on your side in order to avoid disputes later.
  • Take the time to plot. This will avoid doubling your work due to constant trial and error. Plotting your fence will also allow you to envision what it will look like after you build it.
  • Dig deeper. Posts that are not set in deep enough holes will tend to tilt or collapse, especially in harsh weather conditions. Take the time to dig deeper in order to firmly secure each of your posts. If you’re not sure how deep to dig, talk to a professional.
  • Get your friends to help. If there are more hands working on your fence, it will be ready and done in no time. Call your friends to help you and schedule a day of working. You can give them a good meal to look forward to and get in some good bonding time.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors
http://www.alanandheatherdavis.com

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