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i am planning on replacing and extending my fence. i can not find the square footage of my yard. will the estimater calcualte the yard himself or do i have to do it? i am lost and need help
  • June 10 2011 - Lubbock
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The estimator from the fence company will only do what you tell them to do and will take no responsibility for the location of your fence.
If you are questioning the location of your property boundary for some reason you'll need to have a survey done.
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I think you are referring to the survey which will show you where your property boundary is to stop your fence?

If so, it is your responsibility to provide that survey so you don't encroach onto property that is not yours.  Like above said, the fence company will only do what you tell them.

You should have a copy of the survey already from when you purchased the home.  It's a legal size page with a diagram.  May be a family or good friend can help you with that.

A new survey for a standar lot costs about $400 so depending on the size of your property, it could get costly.

Naima
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A survey is usually with your closing documents from when you bought the home.  Perhaps your neighbor might have one as well that will help you determine the boundaries.  If you can't find a survey to go off of you will need to hire a surveyor or rethink expanding the fence unless you know for certain where the lot lines are.
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