3 Things You Should Do Before Building A Fence On Your Property Line

Posted on: 23 December 2015

Adding a fence to your property line can be a great decision for any homeowner. It's a nice way to separate your yard from your neighbors' by providing a visual separation and by keeping your pets and kids contained on your side of the property. Before you decide to build a fence along the property line, however, there are a few steps that you should take to ensure that your project turns out just like it is supposed to.

1. Check with Your Homeowners Association

First of all, if you live in an area with a homeowners association, it's a good idea to talk to a contact from your HOA or to look over your paperwork before you start building your fence. Some HOAs have strict rules in place regarding fences. For example, you may have to opt for a certain fencing material or color if you want to avoid potential problems with your HOA.

2. Double-Check Your Property Boundaries

You don't want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars only to find that your fence is slightly on your neighbor's property, do you? Unless you have had your land surveyed in recent months, it's a good idea to have it done again. A good land surveyor can come out and make sure of your exact property line so that you will know where to place your fence. This can be a way better option than installing your fence, hoping for the best and then finding out that it's technically on your neighbor's property.

3. Talk to Your Neighbors

It's not a bad idea to talk to your neighbors about your fencing project. There is a chance that some of them are thinking about installing a fence as well. If this is the case, it can be nice to get together and decide on a common fencing material; then, the fence will go together when joined alongside one another and will provide a more cohesive -- and potentially more secure -- look and feel. This isn't a necessity, but it can be a good choice if you want to stay on good terms with your neighbors and ensure that your fencing project turns out looking its best.

If you are thinking about building a fence on your property line, there are a few things that you should take into consideration. Following these tips before getting started can be a smart choice. For more information about land surveying, contact a company such as Krause & Gantzer