Fence Installation

When you are building your own home, chances are you are also likely to want to set up some kind of privacy fence to give yourself a backyard that you can use to amuse your friends and loved ones. During the structure of your house, at no time would you need to set up the outside fence before completing the building final grade. Installing the fencing too early can result in ruined fence pickets, inadequate drainage, and also other issues which will cause unneeded fiscal burdens on your building loan and individual finances.

Another crucial thing about the fencing setup, would be to point out that it is advantageous to get all materials: medicated 4×4 posts, treated 2×4 stringers, and notched 6′ cedar pickets (4″ width average), concrete, and gate components provided by the contractor. It’s too far to handle on your own, from doing so and if you select your subcontractor carfully will not benefit you.

Fence Installation Checklist (Pre-Installation)

  • Confirm that all underground utilities (i.e., gasoline electric, water, and sewer) have already been installed, together with trenches backfilled and compacted.
  • Reconfirm that the lot is graded to FHA standards.
  • Determine the distance to deliver the fence forwards along the faces of the house. However, remember no utility meters that would stop the city/provider to get access must be enclose/obscured by the fence.
  • Verify total linear feet of fencing to set up and compare with bill amount before payment is made.
  • Determine gate place based on evaluation of yard access requirements and constraints. Offset from the next items: utility meters, gutter downspouts & splashblocks, AC compressor(s), and box windows.

Fence Installation Checklist

  • Inspect fencing material to get bad lumber and inadequate installation-
  • All boards free of warps, cups, bows, and spin. When inspecting stringers and posts pay attention.
  • Check for signs of worm holes in pickets.
  • Check for lost attachments (loose pickets).
  • Ensure fence pickets are raised to permit proper drainage (2″ AFG minimum).
  • Make sure articles closest siding or brick of home are spaced to stop trapped moisture between post and exterior veneer (1/2 into 1 inch gap).
  • Ensure gate opens, closes and latches easily.
  • Re-grade about all fence posts.
  • Ensure all garbage and construction debris eliminated
  • Call for Final Survey.