• Removing an Old Fence

How to Remove an Old Fence

Are you sick and tired of looking at that old, run-down fence on your property?  There are some things to keep in mind before you remove it.  It’s not as simple as grabbing a hardhat and a shovel, you’ll need to take several steps to make sure that the project goes smoothly.
Make sure the fence is yours
 
If you didn’t install the fence yourself, it may actually be on your neighbor’s property.  You should always check with your neighbor if you have any doubt and if they don't know a licensed property survey might be needed.  It’s also possible that the fence was built without city permits, so checking with your neighbors to make sure that the fence actually belongs to you and is on your property is very important. 
 
Check with your local utility companies
 
You should always check with your local utility companies before you start any demolition project, especially if it includes digging up fence posts.  Fence posts are usually installed a couple of feet into the ground, and there’s no telling what utility lines may have been installed around them over the years.  You could have to pay for expensive repairs if you break any underground lines in your neighborhood.
 
Plans are necessary
 
It’s really important to have a solid plan before tearing down an old fence.  There is a lot of work involved.  Removing fence posts that were properly installed using concrete and gravel takes know-how.  If you are unfamiliar with how to remove the fence posts, you should definitely call a professional fence contractor to avoid getting hurt and possible property damage.  
 
If you aren’t too sure about where to begin, All American fence Erectors can answer your questions or we can safely help you remove your old fence, so give us a call for a free estimate.   

 

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