Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Common Mistakes of DIY Fencing

Common Mistakes of DIY FencingSaving time and saving money are the usual reasons why you would want to install your fence on your own. After all, if you know a bit about carpentry, it wouldn't make sense to pay someone else to work on a project that you can work on by yourself during weekends, would it?

What could start out as a weekend home improvement project could end up becoming a weekend chore you dread working on and stall for as long as it takes.

Unless you're a fencing contractor yourself and you're truly determined to get the job done, you really shouldn't DIY a huge undertaking such as fencing your property.

That's because you can commit so many mistakes with DIY fencing, and these mistakes can cost you time and money instead of helping you save them.

What are these common mistakes of DIY fencing?

Here's a short list:

1. Improper measuring. 
Do you know where your property lines end and where your neighbor's begin? Many make the mistake of not measuring their property properly. Thus, they end up installing their fence on their neighbor's lot instead of on their own. Not only can this cause serious problems with your neighbors; it can also cost you money and effort to adjust your fence so it's installed within your own grounds.

2. Lack of awareness of guidelines and building codes. 
Are you aware of the building guidelines your homeowners' association imposes within your neighborhood? What about local building codes? These guidelines and codes exist for a reason: They are meant to protect private and public property, and thus prevent any damages and liabilities. If you're going to DIY your fence, you should be aware of these guidelines and codes. Otherwise, you may end up paying penalties for violating them, and lack of awareness will not excuse you from them.

3. Not grading the area to be enclosed.
Is your property completely level or are there places where it slopes? Are there rocks, trees or plants that can obstruct the fence you will be installing? What kind of soil or paving will the fence be installed on? You need to be able to grade your property thoroughly first before you fence it off. If you don't, your fence may turn up unsightly and totally unsuited to your property. Or worse, it may become unstable over time, tumble over, and cause damage to objects or harm people.

4. Not setting the fence posts properly.
Your fence posts are the support network of your fence. They need to be set correctly to keep your fence erect and secure. There are so many things that can happen when you make a mistake in setting your fence posts. Set them shallowly and they can easily tumble over. Set them too deeply and you may disrupt whatever underground utilities are running underneath your property. Set them unevenly and your fence will look crooked.

These are just some of the common mistakes you can make with DIY fencing. Instead of saving you time and money, it may actually cost you a lot more than you bargained for. You can avoid these mistakes and have the kind of fence that you want by hiring an experienced and reliable fencing contractor.

Master Fencing is a reliable fencing contractor in Melbourne. With over 20 years of experience in fencing installation. Visit Master Fencing website at or you may contact phone number: 1300-778-779.

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