A good fence defines boundaries, not just between you and your neighbors, but also from the little furry scavengers that hug the soil. Those cute little rabbits, racoons, and other rodents, the not so cute deer, and whatever else is living nearby your meticulously crafted garden who have no problem feasting on the veggies you’ve worked so hard and waited so patiently to grow. You know the type. They’re there. They’re hungry. And the only thing separating them from your garden is your fence. So choose wisely! There’s more that can go wrong than you realize, especially if you don’t have the right professionals working on it. Here’s what not to do, brought to you by Campanella Fence.
Rule #1: Don’t rush the planning phase
Make sure you do your research in advance. After all, this fence is something that should last you twenty plus years. But that’s only if you look far enough ahead and figure out what type of fence you’ll be satisfied with that has the best quality and durability. But on top of your own personal preference, it’s also important to check with the local building department, as the zoning laws could influence your options. Break the rules and you’ll probably be charged a fine. You might even be forced to take it down. In the end, you must recognize that there’s no such thing as the perfect fence. There’s only the perfect fence for you and your garden.
Rule #2: Don’t rush the anchoring phase
Remember that without properly anchored posts, you can render your fence useless. The posts are single-handedly the most important part of any fence, which is why this phase cannot be taken lightly. Take your time with this and make sure you select the kinds of posts that fit your aesthetic preference but are also of a lasting quality. In most cases, you’ll probably have to choose more than one kind, depending on location and purpose. For example, you need stout posts at the corners. Also in any dips or changes in height, and also the gate. These posts are the anchors of the fence.
Rule #3: Don’t dig into your utilities!
Just visualize the disaster that would ensue, and try to understand that yes, this does happen, but only to those who don’t take the proper precautions. These are the kinds of mistakes that can be avoided, provided you select the right people to do the job. But if you don’t, and you just start building, gun-ho without any kind of extra care of foresight, you quite possibly could end up with a shattered sewage pipe, which is not only going to stink up the block, but also run you a pretty penny to repair.
Building a fence only looks easy when it’s done by those with years of experience behind them. As intuitive as it may appear, there’s a lot more that goes into it than you’d think. That’s why you should call Campanella Fence, the premiere fence company in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Fairfield counties . For more information, give us a call today at 914-628-2200 to set up an appointment.