Information Regarding New Brick Fences

To: Homeowners and Residents

Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 17 (the “District”) is starting work on Phase II of its fence replacement project. The concrete panel fences being replaced are within a public easement or right-of-way owned by the District. No wooden fences are being replaced by the District.

Phase II of the project is expected to be completed this summer at a cost of approximately $2.7 million. Existing fences will be demolished and replaced in various areas of Telfair. The locations of the fences are shown on the attached map. Work has commenced in Area 1, as identified on the map. Work is expected to commence in Area 2 in March and in Area 3 in April.

The contractor, Fencecrete America, will notify homeowners prior to commencing work on your street. Work on any given section of fences is expected to last 6 weeks.

To assist with the work, move all personal items at least 10 feet back from the fence line. Secure all personal property and pets while the work is being done. If trees, shrubs or other items are located within or encroach into the easement, those items may need to be removed or trimmed. You can refer to your property survey to identify the location of the easement on your property.

If your yard has a concrete panel fence or a brick fence, we want to remind you of a few things.

  • New fences will have an approximately 1-inch gap at the bottom to allow for drainage away from the yard.
  • Do not pack dirt or landscaping material against the fence. This could damage the integrity of the fence and obstruct drainage.
  • Do not plant trees or shrubs too close to the fence. Please leave at least five (5) feet of clearance when planting trees and at least three (3) feet of clearance when planting shrubs.
  • Do not drill holes in, attach items to or hang items on the fence.
  • Do not place items on or against the fence.
  • Do not remove any bricks from the fence and do not paint the fence.
  • The new fences are the property of the District.

While the District and the Telfair Community Association will be responsible for the long-term maintenance of the fences following the expiration of the warranty period, we need everyone to do their part to keep the new fences in great shape. If the fences are damaged by items located within a homeowner’s backyard or by the actions of a homeowner, the cost to repair the fences may not be covered by the warranty. In these situations, the District will look to the individual homeowner to cover the cost of repair or replacement of the fence.

If you have a brick or concrete panel fence, and you have any questions, please contact Flavia Valle at (832) 478-9344 or

We want to thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to complete Phase II of this project as quickly as possible.

Board of Directors
Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 17

Phase II Fence Project Locations