There are times when the fence gets old and sags hence requiring replacement. You may not notice some fine details and you end up disappointed when the fence is down. The reason for the loss of fence integrity sometimes is a s a result of the details of the fence. Here the factors that you should consider when replacing your fence.
You are supposed to be conversant to the local zoning laws. The authorities will have to approve construction of certain structures. Whether or not you are going build the fence over the old one, you still need a permit. If you construct the fence without getting an approval permit from the authorities, you are likely to be fined for it. While doing the construction, you need to ensure that the structure adheres to the approved design. The new fence may end up being destroyed for not meeting the required standards, and you may even be fined for the same. Even if you are intending to reestablish the fence on the same position as the old one, you should be able to see your utility provider. In this way, you will be able determine the position of water and power lines so that you don’t interfere with them in any way during the construction exercise.
Another thing you ought to consider is the materials you intend to use. You should bear in mind the number of years you want your new fence to last then identify the materials you are supposed to buy. Your budget also needs to be considered before you go out to buy the building materials. You need to buy wood of higher grade so that the fence can last a lot longer. Obviously, you will spend more to get this type of wood, but if the money is enough, you can decide to replace the wood with the aluminum vinyl. You need to remove all the remains of the old fence so that you can dig deeper. The materials required in the building of a sturdy fence ought to be very strong. And the foundation has to be firm as well.
Mapping out the layout of your new fence should be done so that you can know how many posts you will need. The position of the posts and the corner points must be identified as well. You can make those marks with the use of batters and strings. Shovels and digging bars can then be used to dig the holes at the marked points. Power augers can be used to dig the holes if the compound is huge because you may end up spending a lot of energy and time to accomplish the digging. Once you are done digging the holes to the size accepted in the code, you should then set the posts and rails in that order.