If you have a fence on your property that wasn’t well maintained, you may decide that it is too far gone to save and that it needs to be taken down. Maybe you have just decided that you want a more open feel around your property and for that reason the fence has got to go. Whatever the reason, taking down a fence can be a big endeavor. In fact, many people may not know where to start when removing a fence. Mickey’s Carting is here to share some tips to help you efficiently remove a fence from your property.
What Tools & Equipment Do You Need to Take Down a Fence?
There will likely be a large amount of equipment that you will need to help you get your fence down. This is the time to gather up all the equipment that you will need so you’re ready for the job. You will need to make sure you don’t need a permit to take down your fence and find you where the exact property line is, so you don’t do any damage to your neighbor’s property in the process. Also, make sure you have all the tools needed to get the job done as effectively as possible.
Disassemble the Gates
A reasonable place to start taking down your fence is to disassemble the gates. You will need to take all the screws out of the hinges and lift it off. You can cut them up if the dumpster you have chosen isn’t large enough to put the gates in without doing so. You may have plans for the gates and are planning to use them for a different project. In that case, you will want to take extra care in removing them.
Remove the Old Fence Panels
When you start removing the fence paneling, you may not have time to salvage the wood. If this is the case, you can cut them off and throw them in the dumpster. For those that are trying to save them for something else, you will need to find out where they are screwed together and carefully unscrew them so that you can keep the wood in good condition.
Removing Fence Posts from the Concrete or Ground
Most of the time, all the fence posts on your fence are secured in concrete. This is by far the hardest part of the entire project. You may need some extra equipment to help you pull out the posts that are cemented into the ground. Sometimes you can simply wiggle fence posts and then pull them out with all your might. Other times, you will have to rent equipment that you can use to hook up to the posts and pull them loose.
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If you are removing a fence from your property, you will more than likely need to have a dumpster delivered to your property from Mickey’s Carting to help you get the job done. We will handle delivery as well as emptying of your dumpster. Call us today!