According to HomeLight, a home with landscaping will typically sell for 1 to 10% more than a non-landscaped property. Fences are some of the most important aspects of good landscaping. Fences provide security and privacy and help establish boundaries for kids, pets, and others, making them a great investment for any homeowner. If you're about to have a fence installed, taking the right preparatory steps will help ensure that the project runs smoothly. Here's what you need to do to prepare your yard.
Before the fence contractors show up, be sure that you know where your property line is. At some point, your property was surveyed before you purchased it. You should have a record of where your property line is. If you don't have this record on hand, a metal detector may be able to help you locate your property line, as surveyors often use metal rebar to mark lines. If that doesn't work, visiting your county tax office will tell you where your property line is.
Good fences build good neighbors, but only if you tell your neighbors you're installing a fence. Be sure to talk to other people on your street, especially your next-door neighbors, as a courtesy to them. This way, they'll be aware of the project and can plan around it.
Make sure there are no underground utilities or pipes where you plan to install your fence. Call your utility company, and they can come out and mark the area before the fence company starts to dig. It's always best to err on the side of caution. You don't want to cut off your cable service or that of your neighbors, and you certainly don't want to be without water. Call weeks ahead of the project to avoid any problems down the line.
Make sure you clean up your yard and clear any obstacles out of the way. A clear path to the work area will make the fence company's job easier and increase job site safety. Talk to the contractors before the project date and ask if you need to take any special steps to make the project easier.
Taking the steps above will help ensure a safe and convenient fence installation process. It's also important to work with a trusted fencing provider to get the best results. Call Black Ops Fence today to schedule a free estimate on your installation.