Before a professional fence contractor comes to your home to install your fence, it is important that you are prepared for them. This can help the process go much more smoothly, and it can also speed it up quite a bit as well. Here are three important things that you can do to prepare for fence installation.
Clear The Area
One of the first things that you can do to prepare for your fence installation is to clear the area. Remove any and all debris from the area, as well as any plants that are growing where the fence will be installed. If you have any supplies, toys, etc. in this area, it is also a good idea to move these things somewhere else where they are no longer in the way. Doing this makes it possible for the fence contractor to come in and immediately get started on the fence.
Make Sure Utilities Are Flagged
Your fence contractor will likely make all the necessary calls to have your utilities flagged, but it is up to you to make sure that these flags remain in place until your fence is installed. Don’t let children or pets move or remove the flags because this can then lead to issues when the fence contractor comes to dig holes and install fence posts.
Inform Your Neighbors
If either side of your fence will be connected to your neighbors fence, it is a good idea to inform them that you are having a fence installed. This is important because the fence likely splits your properties, and they deserve to know. Also, you may be able to reach a compromise where you split the cost of the fence, since it benefits both of you. Whatever the case, informing your neighbors is the best way to go.