Good Neighbor Fence & Post
(formerly A Post Dug & Set)
905-466-1001

FAQ

Decking, Digging & Posting Done Right!

Good Neighbor Fence & Post, (formerly A Post Dug And Set) invites you to check out some frequently asked questions that customers have inquired about over the years. Don’t see the answer to your specific question? No problem, simply contact us directly and we’ll be happy to help!

Frequently Asked Questions


We offer a variety of post hole sizes. The typical sizes we offer are 6", 8", 10", and 12" holes, which can vary in depth, depending on your specific requirements.
We use a wide track to dig fence post holes and deck footings. The equipment is designed to be compact yet powerful.
We have augers of varying sizes; from 6” to 24” and each one can dig fence postholes or deck footings up to 48” deep.
Yes, we can also set your posts up for you. We guarantee a straight and sturdy post with four feet buried in the ground and filled in with concrete.
We need a minimum of 30” wide in order to safely get our equipment through. If you don’t have that much space, we can look at alternatives like removing gates or posts and then reinstalling afterwards.
Our price includes the cement required for the job. However, posts are priced separately and can be provided upon request.
We price our drilling as a "per hole" price, or on an hourly basis. Our per hole prices range from $10 to $50 per hole, depending on diameter and depth of the holes to be drilled. We give considerable discounts on jobs that require multiple holes (200+).
For an average job of about 20 fence post holes or deck footings, we can be done in as little as 90 minutes.
A locate is the name given to the detection, marking, and reporting of buried utility services, such as natural gas pipelines, electrical services, telephone, cable TV and internet, or water and sewer connections. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to contact Ontario One Call to request this free service prior to any drilling. You can do this online or over the phone, toll Free at 1-800-400-2255) – 24 hours a day! Depending on where you are located and what service you require, you may have to refer to your utility bill for the number of the locator in your area.

Please remember that this MUST be done before you dig!
It is recommended to wait a minimum of 36-48 hours before beginning construction, to allow for the concrete to set and harden around your fence posts or deck footings. However, upon request a quick set cement can be used which will allow construction to start within two hours of us completing the fence post holes or deck footings. There will be an additional charge for this service, as the cement is more expensive.
No, you do not need a building permit to dig a hole. However, you should check with your local municipality for any fence height restrictions in your region. Some areas allow for a 6’ fence while others allow 7’. Remember - you MUST contact Ontario One Call to request a free locate!
Please check with your local municipality or contractor for necessary requirements. The main questions would be: the size of the deck, how it is attached to your house and the finished height of the deck (i.e. railing and stair requirements). If the deck is 24” (or lower) above grade, usually a permit is not required. Again, please check with your local municipality for their requirements.
You, the homeowner, must provide all corner post locations. If you locate the site plan for the house it will provide the measurements for the boundaries relative to the house. We will determine all intermittent post locations.
For great service and free estimates contact Good Neighbor Fence and Post today at 905-466-1001. We will gladly provide references and proudly serve:
  • Burlington
  • Oakville
  • Mississauga
  • Hamilton
  • Niagara

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