REAC - Site Inspection - Fencing and Gates


Fencing and Gates (Site)

 

Fence: A structure functioning as a boundary or barrier. An upright structure serving to enclose, divide or protect an area.

Gate: A structured opening in a fence for entrance or exit.

Note: This does not include swimming pool fences or gates. Swimming pool fences and gates are covered under “Pools and Related Structures (Common Areas).”

 

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Holes/Missing Sections/Damaged/Falling/Leaning – Non-Security/Non-Safety
  • Holes/Missing Sections/Damaged/Falling/Leaning – Security/Safety

 

Holes/Missing Sections/Damaged/Falling/Leaning – Non-security/Non-safety

Deficiency: A non-security/non-safety (for example, privacy/decorative) fence or gate is rusted, deteriorated, uprooted, missing or contains holes.

 

Note:

  1. Gates for swimming pool fences are covered in another section, “Pools and Related Structures (Common Areas).”
  2. Fences designed for security/safety are addressed under “Holes/Missing Sections/Damaged/Falling/Leaning – Security/Safety (Fencing and Gates – Sites).”

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: A non-security/non-safety fence or gate contains holes or deterioration/damage in greater than 25% of a fence.

Level 3: N/A

 

Holes/Missing Sections/Damaged/Falling/Leaning – Security/Safety

Deficiency: A security/safety (i.e., perimeter/security) fence or gate is rusted, deteriorated, uprooted or missing such that it may threaten security, health or safety.

 

Note:

  1. Do not evaluate the fence under this item if the fence or gate is not designed for security/safety, such as keeping intruders or children out. Refer to “Holes/Missing Sections/Damaged/Falling/Leaning – Non-Security/Non-Safety (Fencing and Gates –Sites).”
  2. Security/safety fences include perimeter fences that are designed to keep people in and/or out as well as fences around playgrounds, etc.
  3. Fences less than 4 feet in height are to be addressed under non-security fences.
  4. Gates for swimming pool fences are covered in another section, “Pools and Related Structures (Common Areas).”

 

Level of Deficiency:

 

Level 1: A security/safety fence or gate contains small holes or related damage as defined above (smaller than 12 inches by 12 inches) in less than 25% of the fence.

Level 2: A security/safety fence or gate contains small holes or related damage as defined above (smaller than 12 inches by 12 inches) in more than 25% of the fence.

Level 3: A security/safety fence or fence section contains large holes or related damage as defined above (greater than 12 inches by 12 inches) or is missing a section.

 

 

Note: If the fence can cause injury or allow bodily harm, record it under “Hazards (Health and Safety).”

 


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