Common company questions & things you should ask your future contractor:
*Minimum recommendations for our area with all circumstances considered
More Facts to Keep in Mind:
-As a minimum standard for fence installation, we have found schedule 20, 8' long post concreted at 2.5' deep with a 9
footing, spaced at no more than 8' on center, will give you the best and longest-lasting quality. That also depends whether you are in a slow draining area or not.
-Whether you install two or three 2x4 treated pine runners, it is always best to install staggered splices within 12" of your post.
-We use #2 or better 6" cedar board to ensure the best quality.
-When dealing with 5/8"x6" western red cedar, beware that there are many imported boards that companies are calling cedar from China or Japan. These boards are inexpensive and no one knows the longevity of them in this Southern Louisiana climate.
-Keep in mind, 8' cedar fencing has different requirements. In the city of Lafayette, a permit is required to install. Minimum specifications are 2 3/8"x10.6" schedule 40 posts spaced at 6' on center with a 12" by 3' deep concrete footing and four horizontal 2x4 runners. These specifications have been approved for installation but are not a standard. Every project must be submitted for approval.