Custom Fencing Installation, Design, and Repair | Stratford, CT
December 3, 2014
For many residential and commercial property owners throughout Connecticut, the fence that surrounds their property can often become neglected to the point where it is too late for fence maintenance and the only remaining option available is to remove and replace the existing fence. What many property owners don't realize is that removing a fence will require several steps and measures in order to ensure that the project is completed in a safe and legal manner. D&B Landscape Contractors of Stratford, Connecticut specializes in fence installation and removal services and we can provide many styles and types of fencing to suit your application and surroundings. If you are in the market for a new fence, we recommend utilizing a professional fence installation and repair company, we will sell and deliver your product to you.
If you would like to attempt to remove the fence from your property yourself, there are several steps you should take before beginning the project. First and foremost, you should make certain that you own the fence and you are legally allowed to remove it. Even if you were informed by the previous owners of the property that you own the fence, unless you possess the official land survey documents for the property, it is possible that some of all of your fence may lie on a section of your neighbor’s property. Another option would be to talk with your neighbor and get his approval to remove or replace the fence. If the fence is in bad shape, then it is causing blight issues to your neighbor's property and most likely they will have no issues with you replacing it.
The majority of home improvement and repair projects will require a permit from the town or city that you reside it in order to be certain that your project is up to the proper ordinance and building code. The last thing you want to do is to start a project and then realize that you must change your plans because you are violating your town's building regulations. You should contact a Connecticut state official to explain your permit options with your local city hall before you begin work on your fence installation or repair project. It is important to get these permits so town inspectors can verify the work was done correctly in order to protect you, your family, and your guests from structural failure. In addition, if you are found working without the required permit, you will be fined and required to purchase a permit at a much higher price than the original cost.
It is also a good idea to contact your local utility company before you begin digging holes for your fence postings. For your fence posts, you should dig a post hole so diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the post (the hole for a 4” wood post should be about 12 inches wide). The depth of the hole should be 1/3-1/2 the post height above ground (a 6-foot tall fence would require a hole depth of at least 2 feet). Your previous fence posts may have been installed before additional installations were made by utility companies and you will need to be aware of any piping or electrical wiring that may impede your construction.
The success of your fence installation or repair project, will depend on taking the proper precautions and having a well-thought out plan of construction. Once you have obtained the necessary permits so that you are within the legal parameters, and have contacted your local utilities company to ensure you will not be disrupting any wiring or piping from gas, electrical, cable or phone services, you will then need to be certain hat you have the proper tools and knowledge to complete the project. If you have any apprehensions, you can contact the Connecticut fence installation and repair professionals at D&B Landscape Contractors for a free consultation. We have been in the business of fencing for many years and understand all of the necessary Connecticut permits and regulations involved in construction projects. Our goal is to provide the highest quality fence possible while still giving our customer the best possible service and best possible price. From your first initial call to the completion of installation, we provide unmatchable prompt and courteous service.
Whether you plan to tear down and replace the fence on your property yourself, or hire professional Connecticut fencing contractors to perform the job for you, consider a free consultation from D&B Landscape Contractors and allow us to show you all of the wood, vinyl and aluminum fence options we have available.
Located in Stratford, Connecticut, D&B Landscape Contractors specialize in fence installation and repair, lawn care, lawn maintenance, fence installation, custom landscaping designs and expert installation of landscaping , patios, irrigation, lighting and much more. We service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: New Haven, Greenwich, Stratford, Bridgeport, Darien, Norwalk, Fairfield, Waterbury, Stamford, and Oxford. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!