- 1 Why are my fence posts wobbling?
- 2 Should a wooden fence wobble?
- 3 How do you stabilize a post?
- 4 Can you repair concrete posts?
- 5 Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?
- 6 How many bags of cement do I need for a fence post?
- 7 Does filling a post with concrete make it stronger?
- 8 How do you help a fallen fence?
- 9 How do you strengthen a wooden fence?
Why are my fence posts wobbling?
Posts that have been in the ground for less than five years usually wobble because of improper installation; ordinarily, tightening them is fairly easy. In older fences, decay is more likely the culprit. Although strengthening a decayed post sometimes works, the best solution is to replace it.
Should a wooden fence wobble?
Please remember to be firm but not too firm as you will be able to break, bend or move the post it you push too hard. As for wobble, all fences have it, but the fence should be firm enough for someone to climb over mid way between posts. This is a commonsense and probably public safety issue.
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.
Can you repair concrete posts?
Repairing a concrete post is inexpensive and easily done with a few supplies. Damaged concrete posts can lead to serious structural problems that cost hundreds of dollars to repair. Repairing a concrete post is inexpensive and easily done with a few supplies.
Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?
2 feet is the minimum depth that you should dig your fence post holes for. To dig the holes one-third to one-half of the post’s aboveground height, is a general formula. The deeper you dig the holes, the more stability your fence has.
How many bags of cement do I need for a fence post?
Most fence post holes will need between 1 – 4 bags of concrete to securely hold the post in place. The best way to determine the size of the hole is: Diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the fence post. Depth of the hole is one-third to half the above ground height of the fence post.
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 do you help a fallen fence?
Secure your fence post so that it stands straight and check it with a level. Brace your post by nailing stakes in the ground to keep it steady. Pour in a new cement footing or just refill the hole if you do not use cement footings for your fence.
How do you strengthen a wooden fence?
If a railing of a wooden fence is damaged, you can strengthen the rail ends to hold it in place. To do this, cut a 2×4 block the same width as the rail and fasten it to the posts at each end of the railing. For maximum durability, use #8 deck screws or 10d 30 inch galvanized nails to keep the support in place.