New fence

A few weeks ago, we had a bit of a wind storm here in Sacramento. Afterwards we discovered that nearly all the posts of our back fence had failed.


I was hoping to avoid replacing the fence until after we ran new water and sewer pipes for [our remodeling project][]. In fact, I wouldn’t have worried about the fence at all right now were it not for the fact that one of my neighbors (the one *without* a fence, of course) has a dog. Oh well…

I called around and got several verbal quotes yesterday. I needed about 75 linear feet of fencing installed, and most places were quoting me $1,000 to $1,500 for 4-foot high chain link fencing, not including removal of the old fence. One of the places I called, [All Fence Design][] aka [All Steel Fence Design][], was just finishing a job and offered to drop by my house to do a written quote, since it was right on their way. They quoted me $1,150 — not the cheapest, but far from the most expensive. They were using the same high-grade materials that the expensive places were quoting me, *and* they were willing to haul away the old fence! To top it all off, they’d had a job fall through so they were available the very next day. It sounded good to me, so I gave them a deposit on the spot, with work scheduled to begin at 7:00 am the next morning.

They arrived about ten minutes early this morning and got right to work. After making sure they had everything they needed, I went off to my own job. I came home a bit early and they were just finishing up.


Casey (between the open gate and the telephone pole above, with his back to the camera) and his crew did a great job. They got the fence installed in one day, including hauling away the old fence. Galvanized chainlink fencing isn’t a particularly aesthetic material, but these guys made it look great in spite of that. It was good workmanship, quality materials, and a fair price — you can’t ask for better than that! If you need fence work done in the Sacramento area, I strongly recommend that you get a quote from [All Fence Design][].

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About Jim Vanderveen

I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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2 Responses to New fence

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  2. Billy Nelson says:

    You could always add privacy slats or apply a bamboo or other type, chain link cover to
    the new fence to add a bit of a nature look in the setting that it is in.

    The job looks good and here in the Mid-South, the price is comparable to what you paid for it.


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