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How deep should a fence post be set to secure a fence?

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Whether you’re building a fence, setting a mailbox or even a basketball goal, the best way to ensure your posts will stay sturdy and true for years is to set them in concrete and make sure the depth is sufficient enough to withstand the elements.

The depth that a post should be buried has been debated for years. Our recommendation is that the post depth should be approximately 1/3 of the fence height.  In most cases this means a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet. There are multiple factors that should be considered when making this decision. The height of a fence and the weight of a fence are the key components when deciding how deep a fence post should be buried. Also, the soil the post are set in is a major factor to consider. A fence that tends to lean shortly after being installed is normally a result of not being deep enough in the ground, or a large enough footing,  or unforeseen  and uncontrollable soil issues. This is a must to withstand high winds we experience regularly in North Texas.

Contact the experts at Titan if you are considering a new fence and rely on our expertise to provide you with a quality fence that will last for years.

Tax Tips Regarding Your New Fence

Have you purchased a new fence from Titan this year? Did you know that the expense may be tax deductible? Which Home Improvements Are Tax Deductible?
For tax purposes, a home improvement includes any work done that substantially adds to the value of your home, increases its useful life, or adapts it to new uses. These include room additions, new bathrooms, decks, FENCING, landscaping, wiring upgrades, walkways, driveway, kitchen upgrades, plumbing upgrades, and new roofs.

If you use your home purely as your personal residence, you cannot deduct the cost of home improvements. These costs are nondeductible personal expenses.
However, this doesn’t mean that home improvements do not have a tax benefit. They can help reduce the amount of taxes you have to pay when you sell your home at a profit. This is because the costs of home improvements are added to the tax basis of your home. “Basis” means the amount of your investment in your home for tax purposes. The greater your basis, the less profit you’ll receive when you sell your home.

Read more http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/what-home-improvements-tax-deductible.html