Extending fence posts is relatively straightforward, and can be necessitated for assorted reasons. Fortunately, it is a job easily handled by the average homeowner.
Rot slowly eats away at wooden fence posts, eventually causing them to sink into the ground. If the deterioration isn’t too dramatic, an extension can be added to the top of the post and, voila–it’s back in business! But if it’s plunged too far, there’s no other option but to replace it.
When the fence post is too brief, it may be needed to extend it in some form. This is especially common with metal poles which aren’t ordinarily offered in the desired length. The solution? Fasten or join a section of metal to the upper portion of the post either by welding or bolting it in place.
To round out any fencing installation, the posts may need to be elevated in order to tack on some extra height. This is typically regarded as a requirement when building a fresh fence, considering that more seasoned barriers may not reach an ideal elevation. Thus, it is necessary to affix a fragment of either wood or metal onto the tip of the post to supplement its stature.
Strengthening the foundation of a fence requires the task of extending a post to be completed in only a few minutes. Ensuring that the footing is soundly attached to the soil beneath it is an essential factor in guaranteeing the permanence of the barrier.