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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Company Standards

Will you require a deposit before the project starts?


No. We only ask for one payment and that is when the job is complete and you are completely satisfied. We put our trust in you to ensure that you can trust us.




Are estimates free?


Yes! We always offer free estimates.




Can I trust your workers at my property?


Absolutely. Each and every employee we hire must undergo a background check and pass a drug screening. You can read more about our safety satisfaction here.




What happens if I run into a problem with my gate after installation has been completed?


You can give us a call at 337-989-1046 and we are more than happy to send someone to fix the problem as soon as possible. We are committed to customer satisfaction even after your gate has been installed.




How do I request an estimate?


You can give us a call at 337-989-1046 or fill out this form and we would be happy to help you!




Are you hiring?


We are always looking for self-motivated individuals to add to our team. Please inquire for a position by filling out this form.





General Gate FAQS

What size post should my contractor use?


For residential privacy fence, minimum schedule 20.




What is the common post spacing?


Eight-foot spacing is very common in the South. May very depending on the loaction of fencing and drainange of the property.




What size should the concrete footing be?


We find the greatest success using 9 inches round x 2.5 feet deep.




What grade, thickness, and width should your cedar bar be?


The grade should be #2 or better and the thickness and width should be 5/8" x 6" x 6'.





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