If you have an aging fence on your property, depending on the amount of wear or damage, it may be time to tear it down for replacement. But before you run outside with a sledgehammer, there are some things you should check with first to avoid any trouble.
Before any tearing-down starts, it is important to make sure the fence is your property to remove. You should look into the history of your property and check in with any neighbors that have been in the community for a while, just in case the fence falls on a different property line. If you discover that you do not own the fence, consider installing one on your own property, or discuss with neighbors about tearing the old one down.
No matter where you live, it is important to contact the local utility companies before you start digging up the fence. The posts are installed several feet into the ground and may have been there a long time. Be sure no utility installations have been done there – you don’t want to be fined for knocking out phone service to your neighborhood while digging the fence up.
Don’t just go out there and start smashing up the fence; you need to have a plan. If you are unfamiliar with the correct removal method, your best bet would be to hire a professional contractor. Not only could you anger some of your neighbors, but if you don’t really know what you are doing in the removal process, you could injure yourself or cause significant property damage. For assistance, contact Straight Line Fence or visit us online at http://www.straightlinefences.com/.
Courtesy of Fence Specialists