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How to Prepare for Rental Fence Installation

Prevent your rental fencing crew from standing around and waiting on you while you rush to try and figure out where exactly to put your rental construction fencing. You also don’t want to put the rental fence in the wrong place and have to call the fencing crew back out to relocate it because you weren’t sufficiently prepared. To make sure you get your project off on the right foot before the fencing crews ever arrive, consider some easy preparation tips listed below.

  1. Determine your fence’s location
    • Locate your property line. You don’t want to be the superintendent scratching your head trying to figure out your property line while your rental fence crew is waiting on you.
    • Be aware of any setbacks or easements. Every new construction job is going to involve relocating or connecting to utilities. By setting your rental construction fence in the way of utilities, you’re guaranteeing that you’ll have to relocate it.
    • Avoid blocking visibility at intersections and be aware of city codes prohibiting obstructions at intersections. No one wants to watch a pile-up form behind a job site trailer. Blocking visibility of oncoming traffic at an intersection is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
    • Consider contractor access to the site for materials and equipment. Most materials delivered to the site will be from a flatbed tractor trailer. These trucks are almost 85-feet long and require half that amount for a turning radius. Allow these deliveries room to access the site.
    • Keep in mind site conditions that may not allow the fence to be kept firmly to the ground. What good is a construction temporary site fence if you allow areas for others to crawl it?
    • Make sure not to place the fence next to any buildings or structures that would allow trespassers to climb the fence. Installing the fence tight against signage, stored materials, transformers, etc. is inviting others to climb in or lift materials out.

2. Figure out the location of your gates

    • Take into account the traffic laws and codes regarding entry and exit relative to bustling streets and intersections. City officials study exit and entry to any new project. This also applies to construction access. Installing a temporary construction gate in close proximity to an intersection is just asking for an accident.
    • Do you need jurisdictional approval for these access points? Temporary site access approval may be required during the permitting process. Don’t forget to ask.
    • Consider material deliveries and equipment with large tractor trailers. Large trailers and tractors cannot turn into construction sites where the gate is set tight to the street or right next to an intersection.
    • Don’t forget worker arrivals and departures. Hopefully, your subcontractors show up to work. When they do, don’t create a traffic jam by using the same gate for deliveries.
3. Clear the site. Be sure the site is clear of any materials, equipment, vegetation, etc. A rental construction fence is only useful if you make it visible and in line-of-site of the general public. Install your fence in shoulder height weeds and you are allowing thieves the time and cover to access your fence.

American Fence Company is the Midwest’s largest fence installer and has locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and South Dakota. If you would like a free quote for your temporary fence job, please visit us at http://fencerentalcompany.com/ today.