Fence installation can be a very daunting task, if you don’t know what you’re doing. Most people will rely on professionals to get their fence installed. But whether you or a professional erects the fence, there are some very common mistakes that installers make. The following are some common installation mistakes to watch out for.

Property owners can sometimes make their most crucial mistake from the very beginning. In general, you need to know the rules and regulations of your city or county. The zoning laws may prevent you from having the certain fencing that you want. When you make plans around this one fence without the proper knowledge, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money. There’s other information to consider also, like the purpose of your fence. Picking the wrong fence is a common mistake.

If a fence is vulnerable, it will probably be in the weakness of its posts. You should put as much attention into the selection of the fence as you do the different types of posts that make up the fence. Anchor posts will usually have a larger diameter. When the anchor posts don’t go deep enough into the ground, the fence will not be braced or set in the concrete. A common mistake is also not waiting a couple days for the concrete to dry and set before attempting to complete the fence. They will cause the fence to be loose and possibly fall.

Another common problem is trying to use trees as fence posts. Property owners feel like trees are a ready made natural foundation that allows them to avoid the work of digging. But what they fail to remember is that trees attract lightning, and this can do severe damage to their fence. Also, trees will continue to grow, and the fence material damages the tree by growing into it. The line posts should be evenly spaced between the anchor posts. They are there to position the fence material. If the fence is tall, you need to have longer line posts.

Ultimately, when installing property owners need to make sure the anchor posts are strong and sturdy. This means that they are buried deep enough into the specific type of soil. They will be braced securely, if they are set in concrete. Even line posts that are set close together will provide proper support for the fence material.