Deciding on fence placement can be a tricky part of the planning process. Get this bit wrong, and the whole fence building project may be a disaster. On the other hand, if you get the fence placement right, then you are laughing all the way to the cool can waiting for you in the refrigerator.

Fence placement need not be a difficult task. At Fence Supply Online we usually ask the client where the fence is going, before we start talking styles or materials. We often get customers asking if their placement idea is the best for the fence or how they should prepare for the project?

The subject of fence placement came up over coffee one morning. Everyone had an opinion on what was the best method for choosing where to put the fence. Eventually, everyone agreed on a list of ideas, and we put the best ones down for consideration.

When deciding on fence placement, you should:

  • Know your property boundaries
  • Fence placement may depend on the utilities
  • Be careful around sidewalks and junctions
  • Ask your neighbors about the fence placement plans

Let’s take a closer look at each point.

Know your property boundaries

If we had a dollar for every customer who forgot this one, then we’d have quite a few dollars.

It happens to the best of us, but taking a few precautions should help you avoid this mistake. Get out your map and check where your property boundaries lie. If you erect a fence on a neighbor’s property, you may have to take it down- at your expense.

Use modern technology and make sure you install the fence on your property.

Fence placement may depend on the utilities

Think before you dig is a good idea to keep in your head.

Utility companies will bury their cables, pipes, and junction boxes on your property. If you hit one of those when hammering in a fence post, you will have a problem. Depending on the utility, you may cause a lot of damage or even personal injury.

Call 811 while deciding on fence placement. It will save you a lot of trouble.

Be careful around sidewalks and pavements

There are a few, very good, regulations around a fence placement close to the sidewalk or pavement.

Your fence cannot obstruct the view for pedestrians or oncoming traffic. The fence must be a certain distance away from corners and the pavement. You do not want to cause an accident by blocking the crossing children from seeing the cars on the street.

Check with the local planning office or a police traffic officer for more details.

Ask your neighbors about the fence placement plans

Always, always keep your neighbors happy when installing a fence.

You do not want to make the fence a place of dispute. Call around to your neighbors and show them your plans. They may have ideas on fence style, color or size, and height. Often a privacy fence causes a dispute or two in the neighborhood.

It is also a good idea to approach the Home Owners Association before you decide.

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