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
(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
There are also lots of gaps between planks, in many places I can stick my
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?