What Do You Call Fence Removal?
If you want to get rid of your old fence, you have several options, including hiring a contractor, renting a dumpster, or doing it yourself. These options will all have different pros and cons. Here are a few tips for your fence removal project. Choose the best option for your needs.
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Rent a Dumpster
When you’re getting ready to remove a fence from your yard, you may need a dumpster rental to dispose of the materials. Depending on the size of the yard, you may need a small or large dumpster to hold the debris. A 15-yard dumpster is adequate for a medium-sized yard, while a 30 yard dumpster is needed for a large yard. If possible, cut the fence into smaller pieces, as this will make it easier to fit in the dumpster.
Hire a contractor
A contractor can be of great help when you want to get rid of a fence on your property. You can hire a company to remove the old fence and replace it with a new one. The contractor will come to your property and take measurements for the job. The company should tell you how long it will take to complete the project and what backlog it has. A contractor should be able to give you an accurate quote in linear feet and indicate the features of the fence so you know what you are getting.
If you have a fence on your property, you can remove it yourself with a few basic tools. First, disassemble the fence into its component parts. If the posts are in good condition, you may reuse them. However, if the posts are damaged or unstable, you may not want to use them. In either case, you must remove the nails. You can use a hammer to extract them. Once you’ve removed the nails, pull the boards free.
Rent a jackhammer
If you’re in need of a fence removed, a jackhammer rental will do the trick. These heavy-duty tools can break through concrete slabs as thick as three inches. They come in different sizes and prices, but all require a strong operator to use properly. When working with a jackhammer, it’s important to know the proper technique and have a hammer and pry bar handy to pry the fence off the ground.
Dig around the fence post
Digging around the fence post when doing fence removal requires some time and patience. You must be sure to dig a hole deep enough to support the fence post while avoiding any obstructions. You must be sure to tamp the dirt down as you go so that it will stay vertical.