Walk the property to see if its boundary lines are clearly visible. Most have property pins set at each corner or some other type of visual marker (survey stake).
Search for the property’s boundary pins, If the property does not have visual indicators. Search for the thick metal pins that are driven into the ground on the four corners of the property. The pins will be set several inches beneath the ground’s surface so you will need to use a shovel and a metal detector to find them.
Dig into the ground to expose the pin heads but do not remove them from the ground. Mark the site of each metal pin with a wooden stake.
Measure the distance from stake to stake with your tape measure. Make sure to record the distances you measure.
If you can’t locate the pins, consult your Real Property Report (RPR) or do a search for property records at your local land development office. Some records will include earlier surveys, drawings or legal descriptions.
Read the descriptions of where the house sits on the property in relation to the property’s boundaries. For instance, it may read, “The north side of the structure sits exactly 3 Meters from the property line. ” Many offices will make copies of these records for a small fee.
Measure the property’s boundaries based on the descriptions. Using a tape measure, start from the structure and measure outward to the boundary described. Mark the boundaries with wooden stakes. Once you’ve determined all boundaries, measure the distance between each stake.
After you have measured your property lines, draw a rough layout on a blank sheet of paper (doesn’t need to be to scale). Write down the length (in feet) of each section.
Now Add up the total number of feet required like the example below is 145 ft. not including the gates. Divide 145 ft. by 8 ft. the length of a section of fence equals 18.12, now either round up to the next full section or down if you choose to go down remember to change your layout slightly. You will need 18 or 19 full 8 ft. sections of fence whichever way you decide to go.
Next figure out the posts and number of each you need refer to the example, you will need 2 Blank, 4 End, 15 Line, and 2 Corners these could be 3 way or T posts if you have discussed the fencing with your neighbors and they would like to continue with the same style of fencing at a later time.
Don’t forget the caps and gates, Pick the style of cap 1 for each post so 23 for our example. The number of gates you want, Example is 3 4 ft. gates. All the gates are built to fit a 36, 48 or 60’ openings. The gate will come with the appropriate post stiffener for the size of gate.
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