Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-07-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 56
Share |
Default

Looking for Advice


I will attach a picture if required......Have a problem...Our back yard fence to our neighbour runs only 5 feet high ..They have a inground pool with a deck that is built up that runs to our fence so when they stand on their deck they can very easily see into our yard with the grade of the land we cant see into their yard at all....Now the tricky part.....The fence that separates our yards is on THERE property by a good Foot-Foot and a Half...What can i do to build up something to gain our privacy back??? The wife wanted me to attach 4x4 to another 4x4 to the fence and then build up..not to keen on that idea especially since its still on their property..... Any Ideas???

zoolou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,226
Default

Looking for Advice


There is nothing you can do to or about their fence. edit- without their permission, of course) You can build another fence on your side, or plant shrubbery.

Tscarborough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 01:12 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,861
Default

Looking for Advice


if you want to be nice with your neighbour, this is the approach:

talk to them and suggesting to increase the height of the fence for your privacy and you pay for the cost and see what they said.

if you want to be nasty to your neighbour, this is the approach:

go to the city and check if they pull permit for all the renovation they did on the yard... if they didn't then you can do whatever you want.... as they are changing the grade in the property.... if they didn't apply permit... they can be asked to recover.... but if you go this route... mind you rather than a neighbour you have... you will have an enermy....
KUIPORNG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 56
Default

Looking for Advice


yes i have thought of shrubs or trees but the rain "runoff" runs between our back yards down 3 houses to the storm sewer worried that..that might effect the runoff...Live in the Niagara area back in Dec we had a flood from the rain that filled up our back yard..again the runoff from our rear nieghbour's yard being built up.....She's an elderly lady who i very rarely see and the only one's who use the pool are her kids and grandkids and family so it's a hit and miss thing and i'm sure they won't do nothing to the fence

Where the flagpole is....that is the property line...between the 2 shrubs is where there deck starts and for soom reason thats where they started to decline the fence boards down to a 1x6x5
Attached Thumbnails
Looking for Advice-picture-015.jpg   Looking for Advice-picture-016.jpg   Looking for Advice-picture-017.jpg  
zoolou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
Learning by Doing
 
Leah Frances's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Easton, Maryland
Posts: 3,156
Blog Entries: 7
Default

Looking for Advice


Have you talked to your neighbor yet? Sure, with some neighbors this could be out-of-the-question. Some lattice panels attached to the top of the fence might be nice. Especially, with some plants.
__________________
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
Leah Frances is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 03:53 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,226
Default

Looking for Advice


I would build a screen fence just in that area. I had to do something similar with my yard; the neighbor had chainlink and was not interested in doing anything. I left a wide enough area (2-1/2') behind it so I could maintain it:



To the left, it turns and meets the edge of my storage unit.
Tscarborough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 06:08 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 56
Default

Looking for Advice


Quote:
Originally Posted by Leah Frances View Post
Have you talked to your neighbor yet? Sure, with some neighbors this could be out-of-the-question. Some lattice panels attached to the top of the fence might be nice. Especially, with some plants.

Haven't seen the neighbor in months....From what the kids told me last year she may be selling so i don't think she will be looking to shell out for any improvements on the fence. And again i can't do anything to it being it's on her property
zoolou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 06:41 PM   #8
Learning by Doing
 
Leah Frances's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Easton, Maryland
Posts: 3,156
Blog Entries: 7
Default

Looking for Advice


In my experience most neighbors are happy to do this sort of improvement if you pony up the duckets - especially, if they are looking to sell.

__________________
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
Leah Frances is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.