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4 Tips To Keep Neighbors Happy During Your Concrete Fence Project

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Installing a concrete fence on your property can offer various benefits: noise reduction, curb appeal, and security. However, starting a new fencing project can feel tricky if you have neighbors to consider. The key to any successful concrete fence project is abiding by the golden rule: treat your neighbors how you’d want to be treated if they were building the fence.

UNDERSTAND THE LOGISTICS

Before beginning your fencing project, it’s essential to get the facts. Do your homework. Research and obtain detailed property information. It’s also a good idea, if applicable, to research any HOA rules that may affect what type of fence you construct. It may also reveal whether there are any fees or permissions needed before you begin. It might even be necessary to hire a land surveyor to help you.

By doing this research before you approach your neighbors, you’ll have everything you need for a productive conversation. You can go into the meeting confident and prepared to answer any questions that may arise.

SET EXPECTATIONS

No one likes surprises. Another critical part of proper “fence etiquette” is to set expectations with your neighbor about the upcoming project. Be clear about how this fence project will affect their day-to-day routine—and for how long. During which hours will the construction be happening? Should they expect any debris/equipment in their yard? If there are fees associated with the project because of an HOA, will they be responsible in any way?

If it’s helpful to your relationship, offer all of these expectations and boundaries in writing.

LISTEN

After you lay out all the logistics and expectations around your fencing project, your neighbor will likely have questions. Even though the fence may technically be yours, it will undoubtedly affect them! Be open to their input, their complaints, and their queries. 

The precast concrete fences by Hilltop Concrete come in a variety of styles. If you’re open to it, consult with your neighbor about which form would work best for both of your preferences. Investing in your neighbor’s input on the front end will pay dividends during the fencing project itself. In addition to preventing friction and frustration, their opinions could also affect the logistics of the job. For example, they may have a location preference or certain time restraints around when workers can be present. 

FIND A TRUSTED PARTNER

More than anything, one of the best ways you can respect your neighbors during fence construction is by partnering with a trusted service provider. At Hilltop Concrete, we consider all our customers to be family. We pride ourselves on protecting your personal property with our precast concrete fences—and we strive to make the process as easy as possible for everyone involved.

If you’re looking for a fast, durable, and affordable option for your upcoming fencing project, our concrete fences are a great solution. With over 20 years of experience in the fencing industry, our expert staff is willing to answer any questions that arise at any point in the project. 

Fencing projects don’t have to be a source of contention with your neighbors - especially with Hilltop Concrete. We’ll make the process an efficient and enjoyable one.