How to correct poorly installed wood fence?
How can a poorly installed 6" traditional with Cap cedar wood fence be fixed? Our contract was written for a 6" cedar wood fence traditional with wood cap. The installers started building another style of fence (shadow box/board on board?) before realizing error. The Fence poles had been set 4" per code and in cement and rails had already been attached to posts. When mistake realized the crew removed top rail and placed (same rail used) in correct position at the top of 6 foot posts. The bottom rails were not removed and placed in the correct place at the bottom of the posts. The lower rail is not in spec with the traditional with cap fence. There are gaps between pickets/fence boards and the ground providing ample room for pet to escape. The upper rails and the fence posts have multiple nails and removed nail holes. Most the rails/pole/caps are not flush. Besides ascetics and not receiving the fence we agreed to purchase, I wonder if the extra nailing will effect the quality and lifetime of the cedar wood? Is there any way to correct the problems short of removing and starting over? Any help appreciated!