Is this a bad fence job or am I just too picky?

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I hired someone to put up a wood fence, and I am not too happy about the outcome. In the contract I specified how far the posts need to be placed, how deep to bury, using concrete cement, how high the fence needs to be etc...and all of it has to be to code anyways.
But the outcome...well my fault for not specifying two things:
(1) Material...I was told all the wood planks for the fence are "standard" therefore there is no need to specify what type. Well I am getting this pressure treated wood planks with all sorts of white knots. The installer told me it's normal. I looked around at other people's fence and I do not see the same knots ALL OVER...on may be a few, but not on all planks. See the pics:
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(2) The planks are also not straight, so it bends in here and bends out there, it just does not look good.
I asked him why he did not buy the preassembled 6'x8' fences at HD that seems to be of higher quality wood he said he prefer to build the fence himself with planks piece by piece.
(3) Now when I am looking on the other side of the fence (inside), the runners are not straight, some of it crooked, some of it not level...see for yourself:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w67/143house/P1000657.jpg
There are also lots of gaps between planks, in many places I can stick my thumb through.
I am not happy with this, yet there is nothing in the contract that says anything has to be straight and level, and planks need to be assembled in such a way to minimize gaps.
or am I just too picky?
MC
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I am not happy with this, yet there is nothing in the contract that says anything has to be straight and level, and planks need to be assembled in such a way to minimize gaps.
or am I just too picky?
MC ______________________________________________________
For one thing, fences are not always level, they follow the contour of the ground. You wouldn't want it any other way if you are on a slope.
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this is not a case of contour, just a very poor install.

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The contractor should have picked better wood. He obviously just took what he could get, not inspecting for knots and warping. A few knots is fine, but that fence looks like it was shot up! And the warped sections, a bit of warping is understandable, but that is a bit extreme.
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MiamiCuse wrote:

I'd say that's a pretty bad fence job. Sort of looks like a teenager built it.
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Looks a bit rough..If the posts can be used have them redo the rest till You get Your moneys' worth.Better yet,get/hold enough money back to DiY..If You do better how will that look for the builder?
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