I was wondering if you might know what questions one should ask when
getting estimates for having a 6ft (high) wood fence installed? This
fence will be installed the whole width at the back of my lot. Privacy
I know to ask about whether a fence contractor is licensed and bonded.
However, I'm unsure what else I should be asking?
Does the contractor have workman's compensation coverage for their
employees? Will everyone on the job site be an employee of the
Is a permit required for this job? Who is responsible for getting the
What are the materials that will be used? How will the fence posts be
installed? What is the warranty on the fence? Will the fence be
stained or painted? If not, should I paint it? What kind of primer and
paint should I use?
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:06:43 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
In addition to the other good advice, you need to make sure that the
GC contacts the utility companies before he starts digging holes,
especially with a power auger.
And of course, be absolutely certain where your property line is. If
not 100% certain, now would be a good time to get it surveyed. You
also need to decide if you want to put the fence right on the property
line and possibly share it with a neighbor, or set it back six inchs so
that it's only on your property.
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