Steps to Measure Your Yard for a Fence Installation

To properly install a fence, several steps must be taken before the process begins. First and foremost, you must confirm the property lines so that your fence is on your property. Next, all utility lines must be identified to make sure you will not come in contact with them while digging the holes for the post. The last step is to accurately measure your yard and mark where the poles will be placed.

The steps that need to be taken while measuring your yard for fence installation include the following:

Determine How Many Fence Panels Will Be Needed
You can determine how many panels will be needed to construct the fence by measuring the outside perimeter of your yard in feet. Once you have that number, you must divide it by how wide each panel is. Most panels are 4 to 6 feet wide.

Determine the Location of Corner Posts
Determine where the corners will be and mark the spot for the corner posts. Corner posts must be carefully placed because fence panels attached to them will be leading in two different directions at a 90 degree angle.

Determine Where Your Line Posts Will Be Placed
Once your corner posts are placed, you can measure outward and mark where your line posts will go. The distance between line posts should equal the size of your fence panels. Panels may need to be cut if there is a short section.

Identify the Location of End Posts
Carefully mark where line posts will be placed. A line post is placed where the fencing stops. Sometimes this is next to a building. It can also be freestanding. End posts are often bigger than line posts due to the fact that they stand alone and support the last panel of fencing.

See Also: 3 Factors to Decide the Right Fence Height for Your Property

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading provider and installer of chain link fencing in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence Company offers a wide variety of fencing options, including security cages and security gates,and firmly believes in the value of good quality work.


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