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dry setting fence posts

dry setting fence posts

A strong foundation for fence posts can be achieved by setting them in concrete, however this may not work in areas with freezing climates, where it can experience heaving. A more suitable approach here is to dry set the posts, which prevents any issue with high water tables and eliminates the need for concrete.

Crafting your own fence posts is a super easy two-part task. Start by digging a hole that’s a bit bigger than the post itself. The depth of the hole will be contingent upon the desired height of the fence, so make sure it’s no less than one-third of the post’s total height. Then, fill it with a ready-made dry setting mix, available at any of your local hardware stores or online.

After filling the hole’s cavity, you must compress the material around the post for stability. This can be completed with either manual or automated tamper apparatus. Once firmly in place, supply water to the depths of the depression according to the manufacturer’s information. The volume of fluid may vary depending on the blend of material used.

After introducing the liquid, you must provide it with a specified amount of time to congeal. This duration usually measures 24-48 hours. Upon completion of solidification, you possess the liberty to trim the post down to the desired size and integrate any additional reinforcements, such as armatures or stays.

Placing fence posts in dry settings is a straightforward method of building them without concrete; an especially useful approach for regions with high water levels or when you prefer to stay clear of cement.

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