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Preplanning For Chain Link Fence Installation

There are several things to do before putting in a chain link fence on a property. People put these fences in for various reasons, including that they can help enhance the security of small children and family pets, which is a good thing. They also can act as real boundary lines between co-located tracts of land. Remember to take a few simple steps, though, before installation.

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Before beginning installation, though, keep in mind that most municipalities will require zoning or building permits. Some towns, for example, want to fence only of a certain height or type, so check with the local building department before beginning work.

1. Many of municipalities have regulations as to the height of fencing, and also types allowed so check on those first. Also, always ensure the fence will be put down on the correct property line, in cases where it’ll be acting as a property border.

2. Second, make sure the length of the fence has been measured accurately, in linear feet – usually. This is the way in which most fencing is priced, so it’s important to know exactly how much is needed before spending any money. After all, who wants to spend more than they need to? Also, if the fence line has been appropriately paced, a good idea on gate placement can be gained.

3. Perhaps the most significant thing to retain in mind, above everything else, is to always check with the utility companies before commencing any digging. This is because many companies lay their lines underground these days, including gas, water, power and cable. It’s mandated by almost all municipalities or states, in fact, that a 1-800 number – which most have established – be called before digging.

4. Once all the groundwork has been laid, so to speak, then the actual work of putting in the chain link fence, or any fencing which involves digging, can begin. Like many other construction activities, pre-planning of such projects greatly helps in the prevention of foul-ups or issues arising once the real work starts up.Chain link fences need to be in concrete to make sure they are set properly before you string the wire. Without proper posts, the entire project can be jeopardised.

In this way, problems related to zoning, permits and damage to local utility lines can be avoided, along with possible harm to the people digging in the ground who may strike one of those lines, if they are there.

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