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Incorrect Fence Height

How tall is too tall when it comes to building a fence?

Fence height inaccuracies are a common issue among many homeowners and businesses. Incorrect fence heights can occur due to various factors, including errors in measurement, settling of ground, and failure to follow local building codes. Understanding how and why these errors occur can help in their prevention, repair, and ensure accurate installation of fences. Milwaukee Fence Finders is committed to assisting clients in maintaining the correct fence height at all times, ensuring functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Why and How Incorrect Fence Height Happens

  1. Inaccurate Measurement: The most common reason for incorrect fence height is inaccurate measurement during installation. This can happen when inexperienced workers make miscalculations or when using faulty measuring tools.
  2. Ground Settling: Fences can end up at the wrong height due to ground settling, especially if the fence is installed on new fill dirt or unstable soil. Over time, the fence posts may sink, leading to a lower fence height than initially planned.
  3. Non-compliance with Local Codes: Sometimes, the incorrect fence height arises from a lack of understanding or ignorance of local building codes and zoning laws. Each municipality has guidelines that stipulate the maximum and minimum height for fences, and not adhering to these can lead to incorrect fence heights.

Preventing Incorrect Fence Height

Preventing incorrect fence height requires careful planning, precision, and adherence to local codes.

  1. Accurate Measurement: Always measure the area where the fence will be installed accurately. Use reliable measuring tools and double-check measurements before proceeding with the installation.
  2. Prep the Ground: If the fence is being installed on new fill dirt or unstable soil, ensure the ground is compacted and settled properly to prevent the posts from sinking.
  3. Understand Local Codes: Review your local building codes and zoning laws before you start. These will provide you with guidelines on the allowed fence height in your area.

How to Repair Incorrect Fence Height

Repairing incorrect fence heights can be done in two ways:

  1. Addition or Removal of Material: If the fence is too short, additional panels or boards can be added to increase its height. If the fence is too tall, you can cut down the top of the fence to the correct height.
  2. Re-installation: In some cases, re-installation may be necessary. This involves removing the fence posts and installing them again at the right height.

How Milwaukee Fence Finders Ensures Correct Fence Height

At Milwaukee Fence Finders, we adhere to a stringent process to ensure correct fence heights:

  1. Precision Measuring Tools: We use high-quality, precision measuring tools to ensure accurate measurements. All measurements are checked and rechecked to prevent errors.
  2. Experienced Workers: Our team of experienced workers is adept at interpreting local codes and following correct installation procedures, reducing the chances of inaccuracies.
  3. Compliance with Local Codes: We always check the local building codes and zoning laws before starting any fence installation to ensure we are compliant.
  4. Ground Assessment: We conduct a thorough ground assessment to identify any potential issues such as unstable soil that may affect the fence height over time.
  5. Post-Installation Checks: After installation, we perform checks to verify the fence is at the correct height.

With Milwaukee Fence Finders, you can rest assured that your fences will be installed to the correct height every time, ensuring longevity, aesthetics, and compliance with local codes. For more information or assistance with your fencing needs, don’t hesitate to contact us.