Many homeowners use residential fences to help them outline their property lines as a means of preventing trespassing. Some fences are as effective at providing privacy as they are at securing the enclosed area.
Whatever reason you might have for adding fencing to your property, it’s always a good idea to get help from an experienced fencing company.
Fence Installers has the experienced team, tools, and resources needed to add a dependable, high-quality fence to your property. While a link fence, wood fence, or another type of fence may meet your basic needs, a precast concrete fence offers more upfront benefits.
Since this process involves casting concrete panels in an off-site facility, the installation process is easier and faster. Less on-site labor will reduce installation costs and eliminate the need for intrusive construction on your property.
Conversely, iron fences or chain link fences call for more on-site work, which can complicate the installation process. While a precast concrete wall is erected panel-by-panel, chain link fences involve installing longer rolls of fencing that require a larger installation team.
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly residential fence installation that will involve a shorter installation process, a precast concrete wall is the better option.
Another reason to go with a precast concrete wall is that it forms a thicker barrier around your residential home.
A concrete wall will work as a sound barrier that reduces ambient noise in your yard. Most sounds from neighboring streets and other unwanted noises will either be muffled or canceled completely as the sound waves hit the concrete barrier.
The precast concrete panels that form your new wall will also keep your property more secure. While a criminal could easily climb a chain link fence, iron fence, or vinyl barrier, a concrete barrier is almost impossible to scale. Unless someone has specialized climbing equipment, they won’t be able to surmount your precast concrete wall.
Finally, you’ll enjoy more privacy. A chain, iron, or wood fence will leave gaps through which people can view your property. A solid concrete wall will eliminate those negative spaces, keeping your property off-limits to prying eyes.
Your fence contractor will install the panels close together to form a seamless wall of any length. Whether you have a large or small lot, a precast concrete wall will afford more privacy than other types of fencing.
There are a few different ways you’ll save money when you work with a business that installs precast concrete walls.
As previously mentioned, the installation process is easier and requires less labor, saving you upfront costs compared to other types of fence installations.
Additionally, a concrete fence requires far less maintenance and repairs. You can clean a precast concrete barrier wall by simply rinsing it with a hose. For stubborn stains, pressure washing is a good treatment. Otherwise, you can enjoy the privacy and security your barrier wall provides without having to worry about upkeep.
You also won’t have to worry about repair services with a precast concrete wall. Your wall will last 50–100 years, meaning the residential fence installation is probably the only expense you’ll face in adding a precast concrete wall to your property.
Before you can begin designing a precast concrete barrier wall for your property, you’ll need to know how the relevant California laws apply to you.
Here’s a brief overview of the basic regulations outlined in the law. These factors will help you design a safe, long-lasting, legally compliant wall.
The state’s building code requires that residential property owners obtain a building permit for walls that are six feet or taller. The one exception to this regulation is a six-foot wall where the top two feet consist of barbed wire.
There are also restrictions on the height of your fence or wall. In terms of fencing your front yard, the wall or fence cannot be taller than 42 inches. Fencing or barrier walls on property lines you share with a neighbor must be a minimum of 60 inches. Shared barriers must also eliminate gaps large enough for young children to pass through.
Regardless, every wall or fence in your backyard must be at or under 72 inches. If your property has a swimming pool with a depth greater than 18 inches, you must also install a fence or wall surrounding the pool.
The pool’s barrier must have a self-latching gate that closes by itself, and the latch on the fence gate must be 54 inches or higher from the ground.
Chances are that you still have questions about how state building codes and fencing laws will affect you.
Many property owners have had similar concerns about these issues. By reviewing some commonly asked questions, you can gain a better understanding of California’s regulations regarding the installation of property line fences and walls.
When it comes time to install fencing or barrier walls, you’ll want to work with a company that’s demonstrated quality work in the past.
Fence Installers has an exceptionally high rating among our customers. You can find a more detailed understanding of our services by reading the reviews left by past clients.
We’ll work closely with you every step of the way, from helping you design your precast concrete wall to installing residential fencing on your property.
The following overview will give you a basic understanding of the steps involved in this process.
Whether you want to explore more fencing options for your home or are ready to request an estimate, you can rely on the pros to help you plan your fence installation project. To get started, contact us today to receive a quote.