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Old 10-08-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There's so many contractors out there, I don't know which one to choose. Also, it looks like I will have to communicate with three different neighbors on how to split the cost of our fences that went down during Ike. I really hate that.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: California
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Good luck with that! I'm told there are more scam contractors out there than ever before! Any idiot can and has, put one of those magnetic signs on the sides of their pick-up. I would check and then recheck with the BBB before hiring any one on!
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Atlas. Used them three times.
Southwestern fence is their cedar fence group.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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Just an FYI, nobody owns any of your fences. Your neighbor doesn't have to contribute to the replacement. If they do, it is voluntary and I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I only had one neighbor in the past refuse to help. "We're old, we don't have kids and dogs. We don't care what kind of fence you build and we aren't paying anything."

I said, "Oh goodie! I was planning on a 10 foot high fence and staining it neon green, with alternating purple boards. I'm going for the Mexican Fiesta theme." All with a very serious face.

Three hours later they called and offered to pay half if " I would build a traditional fence."
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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EasilyAmused, that's HILARIOUS :-)
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default LOL! That's funny.

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I only had one neighbor in the past refuse to help. "We're old, we don't have kids and dogs. We don't care what kind of fence you build and we aren't paying anything."

I said, "Oh goodie! I was planning on a 10 foot high fence and staining it neon green, with alternating purple boards. I'm going for the Mexican Fiesta theme." All with a very serious face.

Three hours later they called and offered to pay half if " I would build a traditional fence."
I know I won't have any problems with one. The other two, I don't know about. I assumed at first I was responsible for the fence that had the boards facing my home but my homeowners assoc. spokesman said, that is not the case. She told me all the fences are shared or it depended on which original owner put the fences up.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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Yeah, the "which direction the pretty side faces" thing is just an urban (suburban?) myth. If the fence falls down, it's either split the cost or a stand-off to see who caves and builds one first I don't want to look at my neighbors back yard, so I'd probably cave and build it. On the other hand, if they have some big smelly annoying barky dog, I might just leave it down in hopes that their dog will run away and never return.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:34 AM
 
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We lost both of our side fences during Ike. One side neighbor stepped up to the plate and we are splitting the cost, and even managed to agree on a new design. On the other side, the woman is pleading poverty (well, I guess that new Escalade probably does drain her checkbook , and so we are likely stuck paying for it ourselves.

I have a guy who did my back cedar fence last year, and it's nice and sturdy...PM me if you want his details.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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I only had one neighbor in the past refuse to help. "We're old, we don't have kids and dogs. We don't care what kind of fence you build and we aren't paying anything."

I said, "Oh goodie! I was planning on a 10 foot high fence and staining it neon green, with alternating purple boards. I'm going for the Mexican Fiesta theme." All with a very serious face.

Three hours later they called and offered to pay half if " I would build a traditional fence."

LMAO!!!! I would have done the very same thing!!! Funny how folks with NO interest suddenly manufacture one when the absurd is presented as a probable reality!!!
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