Fort Walton Beach Dilapidated Fence RemovalBefore you begin the tear down process, you need to do two things: ensure that the whole fence is on your property, and, that there are no utility lines running near it. If the fence is partially or entirely on your neighbors property, you’ll have to speak with him or her. In addition, if there are utility lines, you’ll have to know their precise location in order to avoid breaking them.
An ugly, broken, dilapidated fence is one of those things that makes your property look horrible, no matter how nice your home and yard is. Not only are these rundown fences unsightly, but they can also post safety issues that can lead to injury and even lawsuits. —A & G FencingAfter you’ve done those two things, then you’ll need some tools, which include: heavy boots, leather gloves, eye protection, a shovel, a claw hammer, a pry bar, and a set of helping hands. When taking down the fence, be sure to exercise caution, because there will likely be sharp objects, such as nails that can be a hazard. Once ready, follow these steps:
- Start by removing any gates. Place something under a closed gate and unfasten the hinges.
- Begin with the openings, working your way around the perimeter by unfastening the fence walls from the post sunk into the ground.
- Next, begin to dig up the post. These will usually the song at least a few feet into the ground, and will likely be secured with concrete.