If you’re looking to get a new fence in California, it’s important to know about the laws surrounding fences and home improvement projects. Our post will go over some important things to keep in mind.
If you’ve recently accepted a quote to install a new fence, then it’s important for you to prepare your property for digging. Under California State Law, an Underground Service Alert organization must assess the area where digging will be required. For the safety of you, your property, and our contractors, we cannot start work on your property until this has been done.
Thinking about installing a fence, but not sure whether you should have it professionally installed or start a DIY project? Here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.
Do you have a fence that shares a boundary line with a neighbor? If so, then you may know that it can be difficult to get your fence replaced. No one wants to be stuck with the backside of a fence facing their yard, especially if they’re paying for a portion.
Getting a new fence can be a daunting challenge considering all of the different types of materials and styles that you can choose from. The climate of where you live and any local regulations will certainly impact what you choose. But ultimately, you’ll want something that fits your needs, budget, and of course, looks appealing.
Interested in installing a garden fence on your own? Using completed panels will make the job easier and give the final result a uniform appearance. By following these steps you’ll know how to build a new fence for your garden. Note that it’ll be difficult to do this alone, and this is a job best done with at least one other person.
Wood fences are a common choice by homeowners due to their affordability and natural appearance. However, as a natural material, wood is susceptible to rot, insect infestation, and general environmental wear over time. Issues such as small cracks can typically be taken care of easily. In the event of larger issues, such as sagging or warping, complete replacement should be considered. In this post we’ll discuss common issues, maintaining your fence, and when to replace it.
Because wood fences are susceptible to environmental wear over time, it’s important to know some basic repairs you can do yourself to extend its lifespan. This can range from repairing basic surface damage, replacing boards, or adding extra support to a post.
Interested in getting a new fence, but not sure how to budget it? No problem. We’ll go over the average costs of material and labor so you can get a general idea of how much your new fence might cost.
If you’re thinking of getting a fence, it’s important to make sure it’ll be a good fit for your family. Fences are a great way to keep your yard private, as well as providing a safe place for your children and pets to play in. You’ll also need to consider which materials and styles of fence are going to be safe and secure choices.
Are you considering hiring a contractor to install your new fence? Like any purchase, it’s important to look into your options and see who will be the best fit. Here are a few things to keep in mind when searching for the right contractor to install your fence.
One of the potential benefits of a new fence is the ability to save money on your taxes. However, it’s not the same for everyone. Depending on your situation, you’ll benefit in a different way.
Interested in seeing whether or not your homeowners insurance will cover damage to your fence? The answer can vary based on your coverage plan, and how the damage happened. We’ll help you get a better understanding of how a homeowners insurance plan could help you when unexpected damages occur.
Natural elements, like sun and rain, can wear down a fence overtime. This will slowly make the wood turn grey and splintered. But with proper upkeep, you can help extend the life of your fence and improve its look. That’s why it’s a good idea to wash your fence on a regular basis. We’ll teach you the basic do’s and don’ts of washing your fence, so you’ll be able to have your fence looking new again.
A fence isn’t only for improving the curb appeal of your home. Read on to learn some benefits of getting a new privacy fence.
Many people assume the best time to get a fence installed would be during the spring and summer months. But believe it or not, there are actually much more benefits to do your fence installation in the winter! In this post, our construction manager, Matthew, goes over three reasons why you should consider getting your fence installed during winter.
Interested in getting a new wooden fence, but not sure what to choose? Here are three popular wooden fence styles that could add more privacy to your yard.
Did your fence get damaged by a storm? You may be able to use your homeowners insurance to pay for repairs or replacement. Our construction manager, Matthew, gives some helpful information on the process of making an insurance claim below.
If you’ve looked into getting a new driveway or patio, then you’ll notice that there are quite a few options to choose from when it comes to paving options. In this post, we’ll go over what your potential style options are.
Do you want the look of natural stone pavers, but also want something that’s more affordable? Then stamped concrete could be exactly what you need for your driveway or patio. In this post, we’ll go over what stamped concrete is, what it’s best for, and potential style options.
Estimating the cost of a new fence can be hard. Our quoting tool makes it easier.
When it comes to installing a fence, some people think it’s a good idea to do it themselves. Whether it’s the pride of doing it on your own or the idea of not having to pay for the labor, it can seem like a tempting idea. However, there are a few pitfalls that can lead to many regretting the decision in the long run.
There are many options when it comes to wood fences. Based on your needs and budget, you can find out how to choose the best type of wood for your fence. To start off, we’ll go over some common options.
There are lots of options and components when it comes to wood fences. Besides styles and wood types, there are also choices like kickboards. In this post, we’ll go over what a kickboard is, what it’s used for, and why you should have one.
If you’re going to have your driveway replaced, it’s important to know about municipal curb requirements. In this post, we’ll go over what it is and why it matters.
Are you looking for a contractor in the Bay Area to replace your driveway? It’s important to look at your options and see who’s the best fit for your needs. In this post, we’ll go over 5 things to look for when hiring a driveway company.
For many people, concrete is just concrete. However, there are numerous types of concrete that have a range of characteristics - longevity and strength being the most important. How concrete is installed also plays a role in your driveway's longevity. In this post, we’ll go over why concrete paving projects are actually more complex than they might seem.
Any pavement project consists of several components. Base material is one of the most important. Without a sturdy base, your new driveway won’t last as long. In this post, we’ll go over the importance of base material and professional installation when it comes to pavement projects.
Drainage on any property is of paramount importance. Especially when it comes to hardscape projects like driveways. It’s often overlooked, but improper drainage can present a number of problems. Some will show quickly, while others could take years before you notice, by which point it will be too late. In this post, we’ll go over why drainage is important as well as different types of drainage systems for your property.
If you’re going to use concrete for your new driveway or patio, you should know about the curing process. In this post, we’ll go over what the curing process is, why it’s important, and tips for taking care of your new driveway or patio in its first week.
Want to know how much your new fence could cost, but don’t want to wait for an on-site estimator to come? Then you should try our free fence quoting tool.
Winter will be here soon, and anyone living in the Bay Area knows, some heavy storms will come with it. Is your property prepared? In this post, we’ll go over some key things you need to keep in mind to stay safe and secure this winter.
One of the easiest ways to add decorative elements and more curb appeal to a fence is an additional lattice top. Typically, a lattice will be used with a picture-frame style fence and will be 1-2 feet in height, depending on your preference. Here are 5 lattice style ideas you could use for your fence.
Remote quoting can help you have your new fence or driveway installed much faster than traditional methods. Many customers have mentioned how hard it is to get a company to come out and give them an estimate for their project. That’s why we use technology to help you get a quote within a day after your virtual on-site visit. In this post, we’ll go over what remote quoting is and how our process works.
A wood fence is made up of a few different parts and it’s helpful to know what they are. To help you understand the terms used in your fence quote we’ve created a list of some common fence terms and an explanation of what they mean.
If you’re getting a new redwood fence, you may have noticed that there are different “grades” of redwood that you can choose from. In this post, we’ll go over the different grades of redwood that we offer, which includes Con Common, Con Heart, and Clear Heart.
If your fence is along uneven terrain, you might need an integrated retaining wall. A retaining wall is used to keep soil back if there’s a difference in height between yards, or other cases of uneven terrain. In this post, we’ll go into more detail about what retaining walls are and the different options available.
Have you had your fence blown over by a storm? Here are a few things you need to keep in mind and the steps you should follow to make sure your fence replacement is done safely.
If you’re going to install a fence in your front yard in a residential area, it’s important to know about the regulations for your city. Fences in the front yard typically follow a different set of regulations than those in the backyard.
When it’s time to get a new fence it’s important to always use a reputable, licensed, and insured contractor. Some people try to cut costs by using unlicensed contractors, but this can end up being a major issue if any problems happen during the installation or down the line. In this post, we’ll go over the main reasons why you should always use a licensed and insured fence contractor.
Traditionally, construction has required person-to-person contact every step of the way. But we’ve developed technologies and processes that allow us to complete those steps remotely. Which makes getting a new fence or driveway faster and more convenient for you.
Many people experience the “repair” vs “replace” dilemma when their fence needs some attention. It can be confusing to understand the difference between your options, and to decide what option is right for you. There are several considerations to keep in mind when it comes to repairing or replacing your fence.
Hiring the right contractor is incredibly important. Read about the 6 checks everyone should complete to get the best contractor for the job.
"What's the price-per-foot" is a common question with fence construction. Here's how to break down the quote.
Fence on a slope? No problem. Read more about the different options for building a fence on your sloped property!
Building a DIY fence may seem like a good idea at first, but there are several reasons why you may want to think twice before you DIY.
It's tax season! Did you know your fence can be a tax deduction? Read more about how investing in a fence can save you money on your taxes!
It can be overwhelming to make sense of pages & pages of reviews on sites like Yelp. Here are our secret tips & tricks to make the most of your Yelp searches!
A Box Wire Fence can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
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Ergeon is working to transform the construction industry by perfecting our telepresence. Our latest blog explores how service industries are shifting to telepresence, and what we've learned about best practices.
It's important to know fence height regulations in your area, as there are consequences for failing to follow these rules. In this post, our senior sales expert, Kevin, goes over everything you need to know about fence height.
There are many different types of gate designs that you can choose for your fence. Typically, the gate design will match your fence, but other options are available based on your preferences. In this post, we’ll go over a few of the main categories and style types.
There’s a variety of different driveway styles and materials to choose from. Ultimately, budget, and your own preferences will play a major role in your choice, but separating driveway styles into different categories can help make that choice easier. In this post we’ll go over Casual, Traditional, and Modern driveway styles.
There’s a multitude of options when it comes to fences. If privacy is what you’re looking for, you’ll want a fence that has slats or boards that are close together to fully enclose your backyard. Here are some potential choices to help improve the privacy of your yard.