My 5-foot-tall solid-picket privacy fence has had some issues over the past ten years. The latest problem is posts set in concrete that have snapped. I have installed some temporary steel fence posts to stabilize the fence as winter winds have caused it to lean. How would you install wood fence posts? Should I be using..
to Install a Wood Fence Post. 1. Set posts in concrete when stability is extra important. Concrete may be necessary if you are installing a fence in sandy soil, or in very soft, muddy soil. It's also a good idea when installing gate posts to provide extra stability..
Last summer we rebuilt our fence using advice from The Fence Bible. The advice was great, and the directions clear. The author covered both concrete and compact dirt/rock footers for wooden fences. I'd highly recommend it to anyone building a fence for the first time. Concrete does risk rotting the wood because of water..
Nov 17, 2011 . The basis for a good fence or structure is a solid fence post. we show you how to set one to last and what to do to prevent rot. . He used fine gravel (like the pros do he said) A year later I installed the same wood fence around my remaining 2 sides of the rear yard. I used concrete, belled out just a tad at the..
How to Protect Wooden Fence Posts From Rotting. Fences outline property boundaries and provide separation between your home and the rest of your neighborhood. Poured concrete is a top choice for setting fence posts in the ground and while it makes a strong anchor, the solid block makes it difficult to move the fence in..
Jan 12, 2011 . When it comes to building a wooden fence it is good to have solid fence posts to ensure the most stable installation possible. Fence posts are the main component . We also suggest waiting until all your posts are temporarily set before you pour any concrete or dirt back in the hole. This way you can ensure..
May 1, 2004 . Concrete poured around the post will stabilize the fence. Where the concrete stops and the soil contacts the wood will be where the cedar will start to degrade. The concrete would need to be poured even with the finish grade to minimize the chance of rot. And if the soil drains poorly, the concrete will absorb..
The type of soil you'll be setting fence posts in will help determine how stable the ground is, and how much you can expect the posts to move over time. The eastern part of Wichita has clay soil, which can be very difficult to dig in. Clay soil also expands and contracts quite a bit with moisture fluctuations, so concrete anchors..
We decided to put a couple inches of gravel in followed by fast setting concrete with our PT posts. I'm curious to know what others' thoughts are ... You can find some more great tips on building fences here: .au/tips-for-avoiding-rot-in-your-wooden-fence/. 0 · Reply. Nundel2000. on Jan 22, 2018
Laying out and installing posts for a fence in your yard is not that difficult if you take the time to make sure everything is straight and level. To set the fence post for a wooden picket fence: Set stakes to mark the outline of the fence just outside the fence perimeter. Attach string to the stakes and pull it tight to outline the location..