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The easiest and most accurate way of obtaining a price for a new fence is to simply call the office and set up an appointment. A representative from Goodman Fence will meet with you to help with layout and design and can provide pricing options

Most appointments take 30 – 60 minutes depending on how complicated the project

The lead time will vary depending on several factors:  number one being- how many jobs are ahead of me. Weather also plays a key role in back log as well as obtaining permits and HOA approvals. That being said wait times can range from 1 or 2 weeks to 6+ weeks in the height of the season. We strive to get everyone’s job as quickly as possible without compromising on quality.

In most cases, the posts can be set in a day. We use concrete to secure the posts so a one week cure time is required before we come back and finish, usually in one day. Two days with a week in between.

This depends on where you live. The city of Springfield requires a permit for fences built that are over 4’ tall. Sangamon County requires one for any fence built. So, the bottom line is check with your local zoning office to be sure.  Most towns surrounding Springfield do require some sort of a permit to build a fence

Yes, all the fences installed by Goodman Fence, Inc. automatically are covered by a 1 year workmanship warranty. Many products we use are covered by warranties ranging from 10 years to lifetime. Ask your representative for details pertaining to your particular fence.

Yes, we are happy to help you with design as well as give you some pointers if you are doing-it-yourself. We offer delivery upon request.

In most instances, the posts should be installed 6” inside your property line. This allows for the space around the post that the concrete takes up keeping it on your property also. To do this you must know the EXACT location of your property line.  Some municipalities have different set backs so to be sure check with local zoning.

First and foremost you should be sure of the location of your property lines. Beware of educated guesses from companies claiming to find your pins. Many times these are found to be wrong later and can lead to expensive fence relocation not to mention neighbor feuds. Also you should be familiar with, and make Goodman Fence aware of, the location of underground obstructions such as but not limited to irrigation systems, hidden pet containment wire, drainage tiles, owner installed electric, gas or communication lines, and septic lines

Property pins are iron rods in the ground that indicate your property lines. These are located in the property corners. There are usually 4 pins but you can occasionally have more depending on the shape of your lot. These pins can be located by a surveying company or you can try and locate them yourself using a “pin finder” found at many rental stores.  If you are in doubt or if there is already a property line dispute, we highly recommend using a licensed surveyor to locate your pins.

Property easements are a portion of your property designated to be accessible by others without obstruction. This is still part of your property but no structure can be built on it without prior permission.

There are several different types and sizes of easements. The most common are drainage and utility. A plat map of your property will show the width and location of the easement usually depicted as a dotted line.

Goodman fence, Inc. requires a 20% deposit due at the signing of the work contract with the balance due within 30 days after work is completed

Goodman Fence, Inc accepts cash, checks, Visa, Master Card and Discover. We DO NOT accept any payment over the phone.

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