Common DIY Fence Installation Questions
Do I need to inform the utility companies?
Yes! This is one of the most common DIY fence installation questions out there and with good reason. One of the common fence installation mistakes is not checking what’s below the installation spot. If there are cables, pipes, or anything another company has put down, you could run into trouble. Plus, the county’s office could fine you as well. It is important that you always call the companies and let them know so they can also provide information for the process.
Do I have to inform my neighbors?
Yes! Part of fence etiquette is to always keep your neighbors informed. This is great because communication goes a long way. However, beyond that, there’s also a chance you could split the expense. Most properties share property lines. This is something good if you want to save some money and make things a lot easier and cheaper. Also, some neighbors are not very keen on installing anything so you might have to find a way to convince them or try to build further away. Whichever the case is, remember to always ask the proper authorities before you install a fence.