How do you support a fence post?
If you have only a few rotted posts, consider stabilizing them with steel splints or braces. If the post in question isn’t set in a concrete footing, E-Z Mender splints are the easiest, most effective hardware to apply. C are made for reinforcing 4 x 4 posts.
How do you stabilize a post?
Here’s what to do:
- Take out adjacent fence construction.
- Cut or buy a few tapered (top to bottom) surveyor stakes about 24 inches long.
- Drive a stake into the ground next to the post or next to the concrete.
- Pull the stake.
- Fill the hole with water and level the post.
- Add dry premixed concrete to the top of the hole.
How do you build a fence without a sinking post?
If you need a temporary fence or a border that you can move as needed, a quick way is to use concrete blocks. Attach a bracket to a concrete block that is heavy enough to hold the wood or other material you plan to use to build the fence. The posts can be mounted to the brackets and the fence finished from there.
Does filling a post with concrete make it stronger?
Solidifying a tube increases bending resistance. Filling with concrete is not as effective as increasing wall thickness or changing the shape, but it’s a proven technique.
How deep should a fence post be?
Rule of Thumb Hole depth = put approximately 1/3 of the post in the hole. A 2m (6 foot) post should have up to 600mm (2 foot) in the ground.