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Preparing Your Property for Fence Installation

There's an old saying: "Good fences make good neighbors." However, to have a good fence, you must prepare well before installing one. If you're considering a fence installation in Central Connecticut, these steps will guide you through the process to ensure a seamless experience.

Identify Property Boundaries

The first and foremost task before any fence installation is determining your property lines accurately. This is vital to prevent any neighborly disputes or violations of local zoning laws. You may need to consult a land surveyor to help you identify your property boundaries with precision.

**Pro Tip**

In some cases, your house deed, property plan or other legal documents might have detailed descriptions of your property boundaries. Most residential fence installation companies can use these to determine what needs to be done.

Locate Utility Lines

Remember, safety always comes first! Any digging done without knowledge of what's below can lead to service disruptions or, even worse, endanger you or your crew. Dial 811, the national "Call Before You Dig" hotline, which helps you locate any utility lines in your proposed fence area. You can also visit them online

"Good fences make good neighbors." – Robert Frost

Clear the Area

Once you have marked out the fence's pathway, it's time to clear any obstacles from the area. This could include shrubs, rocks, and other debris that could impede the installation. A clean, obstacle-free space will help speed up the installation process and reduce the risk of damages.

Check HOA and Zoning Restrictions

If you belong to a Homeowners Association (HOA), they might have restrictions or requirements regarding fence installations. Similarly, local zoning laws might dictate rules about fence height, style, or color. Always check these guidelines to avoid any unexpected penalties or the need to modify your fence after installation.


Remember, "The fence that makes for good rest is made from the wood of preparation and the nails of planning." As you prepare for your new fence installation, be thorough and thoughtful. If you need help from a reliable local fence business in Central Connecticut, look no further than Fence Appeal. For a free estimate or to schedule a fence installation, call us at 860-500-7030 or fill out our online web form.

Stay tuned for our next post, where we'll explain the fence installation process in more detail. And always remember, good preparation leads to great results!

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