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picsaro
Cementing a Fence Post

Hi,
Last year I had a fence installed. The posts were not cemented. Now a few of the posts are leaning. Is it a good idea to cement them in before the situation becomes worse?

djohns
Re: Cementing a Fence Post

That subject comes up around here every now and again , with varied opinions . I vote for concrete . It's always worked well for me .

muck
Re: Cementing a Fence Post

Im installing a wood fence in my yard next week. I am useing cement but I was told to use a roof sealer in the area being cemented , to slow rot. I see to many fences around here with leaning posts, not what I want in my yard.

A. Spruce
Re: Cementing a Fence Post
muck wrote:

Im installing a wood fence in my yard next week. I am useing cement but I was told to use a roof sealer in the area being cemented , to slow rot. I see to many fences around here with leaning posts, not what I want in my yard.

If you want a permanent fence, then don't use wood posts. Use steel Post Master posts instead. They are virtually invisible after the fence is built.

muck
Re: Cementing a Fence Post
A. Spruce wrote:

If you want a permanent fence, then don't use wood posts. Use steel Post Master posts instead. They are virtually invisible after the fence is built.

Thats very nice I like that, Im gonna look into that a little further. Thanks for the picture.

A. Spruce
Re: Cementing a Fence Post

You should be able to find them at any fencing dealer. Evil Orange used to carry a similar styled post, but I've not seen them there in a while.

riveresk
Re: Cementing a Fence Post
A. Spruce wrote:

If you want a permanent fence, then don't use wood posts. Use steel Post Master posts instead. They are virtually invisible after the fence is built.

:confused:A section of my fence and gate with cedar posts in concrete was snapped off at ground level during the recent Ike inland storm here in St. Louis. Could this kind of post be used in the concrete base from a previous post? Is it narrower than an orignal post therefore allowing it to be reinserted in the concrete "hole" left and then additional concrete poured around it to fill in the expanse left behind by the original post? Digging out the original concrete would be difficult since it is up against the side of the house and a retaining wall area.

A. Spruce
Re: Cementing a Fence Post
riveresk wrote:

:confused:A section of my fence and gate with cedar posts in concrete was snapped off at ground level during the recent Ike inland storm here in St. Louis. Could this kind of post be used in the concrete base from a previous post? Is it narrower than an orignal post therefore allowing it to be reinserted in the concrete "hole" left and then additional concrete poured around it to fill in the expanse left behind by the original post? Digging out the original concrete would be difficult since it is up against the side of the house and a retaining wall area.

You might be able to get away with that, as the Postmaster style post is narrower than a standard 4x4 post, however, these posts are not as rigid as a wood post, so they will flex if a gate is hung on it. This isn't necessarily a problem if the gate is in the middle of a run, but as a corner post with a gate attached, it's going to flex to the point that the gate may not operate properly. In this instance I would recommend using a pressure treated 4x4 in a new concrete base, which means pulling the old core.

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