It has been awhile since I wrote about fence posts, but a buddy asked about replacing some a few weeks ago, so I decided it was time again. Look, no matter what preventative steps you take (and I'll get to those), eventually wooden posts rot, and eventually you'll have to set new ones. Not only does

In general, angle-iron posts are considerably weaker than round posts and should not be put at points on the fence that are likely to receive substantial stress. If you are installing metal fencing but want to use as many angle-iron posts as possible, alternate the angle-iron posts with round metal posts, wooden posts, or trees.

I have put many fences up on my properties over the years; when I was just learning, I put fences up with concrete and have since had to do repairs and even replace them. If your fence is wood one thing is certain: it will eventually rot and need repairs or to be replaced. Also it could be damaged by trees

By far the most arduous part of building a wood fence is installing the upright wood fence posts. This leads to fences that do not stand straight and or deteriorate quicker than they should.

Installing Wooden Fence Posts Solidly bracing your fence posts will help them stand up to the elements in addition to any pressure your livestock will put on

Installing a post into soil. If you're building a fence onto soil or grass, this guide describes exactly what you need to do. It tells you what size holes you'll need to dig, how to work with hard ground, what to do to reduce the risk of the post rotting and how to keep the post straight whilst pouring in concrete. Follow these steps

Some types of fences have a greater risk of tipping and therefore require extra care in post installation. Full privacy fences are the most While concrete is so sturdy, it lacks the drainage of gravel and can trap moisture in a wooden fence post, ultimately leading to rot. To combat this problem, when you pour

The way you set the posts depends partially on personal taste and partially on soil type. Setting the Line. Before digging the holes for concrete or gravel footing, set the line. Put stakes in the ground where the corner posts will go. Run a taut string between the two stakes for each side of the fence. Use a measuring tape to

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

The difference between a sturdy wooden fence post and one that sags and leans after a few years is in the preparation and wood selection. With some sweat equity and a few simple tools, you can put in a post that withstands the tests of nature. Treated fence posts as well as those made from cedar, Osage orange or black