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How to Prepare Your Yard for a Vinyl Fence Installation

April 25, 2018

You are ready to get started. After a good deal of research, consultation, and planning, you have selected the perfect vinyl fence to close in your yard, enhance your property, and look great. Now that you have done the research part, there is one major area that needs to be addressed before you can get that new fence installed. You have some groundwork to do. In other words, you need to prepare your yard for your vinyl fence installation. Cross these items off your to-do list, and you will be ready to go.


Avert Disaster

That might be overstating it a bit, but you definitely need to contact local utility providers to make sure your fence digging won’t cut any gas, electric, telephone or other lines.

In addition to checking with local utilities, make sure you have your own sprinkler lines mapped out so you can avoid adding sprinkler repairs to that list of things to do.


Get Your Local Regulations

Check with your city and neighborhood to make sure your planned fence fits within any rules regulating fence construction. These rules may affect the height, location, and other features of your fence.


Check with the Neighbors

There are two parts to this step. First, if your fence is running along your property line, do a little research with your city or county to make sure your fence doesn’t cross over into someone else’s property.

Second, let your neighbors know that you are installing a new fence. This is just good neighborly courtesy to warn them of any noise or mess and when they can expect it.


Mark It

Once you are certain of the placement of your fence, use stakes and string to mark where it will run. This will serve as a guide during installation and will help you keep your fence nice and straight. You will also want to measure and mark where your posts will be going. It is best not to put your line stakes where your post holes need to be dug so you can preserve the integrity of your string line.

When marking your line, you may need to clear the path of any obstructions like large rocks. You may even need to level the ground in some places.


Take Stock

Once you are ready to get to work on your installation, take inventory of all the tools and accessories that will be needed for installation. This will help you save time and make sure you have everything you need right when you need it.


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