You will need to check with your local municipality for local building codes. Check out the following link:
Permits are not required for fences and a multitude of repairs. The following link gives a complete list of projects.
For this project you will need the following tools:
- 2-4 ft. level
- Tape Measure
- Saws (Circular and/or Mitre Saw)
- Plumb bob
- Chalk line
- Wrenches and Socket Set
- Drill and Drill Bits (Wood and Masonary)
- Post Hole Digger or Auger
It’s best to know where your property line is and your surveyor’s certificate will give you a general idea of this. But to be absolutely sure, you should consult with a qualified land surveyor to properly identify where your property line is.
Give us a call or pop in for a visit and we’ll help you understand the best materials to use and the best construction methods to ensure a long lasting fence that will stay straight for years to come.
What is the best post spacing for my fence? We highly recommend that you use a spacing of 6’ or 8’ for the spacing of your posts. A 6’ spacing will provide for a much more sturdy fence.
You should be setting your posts at a minimum depth of 3 ft.
No, we recommend that you use ¼ down limestone packed gravel to set your posts in. This will prevent heaving of your post during the seasonal freeze thaw cycles.
Yes, it is the preferred method as it will prevent separation of your boards from the fence posts.