When a cement fence post is no longer secure, it won’t do its job. Fortunately, the job of replacing it isn’t too tough with the right instruments and a bit of determination- you just need to stay focused!
To begin, take your shovel and encircle the fence post’s base. Remember to burrow deep enough so the post can be uprooted. Followed by this, take hold of a sledgehammer or crowbar to loosen the post from its place in the soil.
As soon as the post is free from its foundation, try to remove it by gently raising it out of the excavation. If the post is too heavy for you to manage on your own, then consider using either a come-along or a winch to remove it.
As soon as you extract the post, clean up the cavity and ready it for the incoming one. You will need to excavate a cavity that is modestly heavier than the prior one.
Afterwards, prepare a batch of concrete and fill the hole with it. To guarantee stability, be sure to place a metal rod or pipe in the space before the concrete takes shape. This will secure the base of the post.
After the concrete has hardened, place the new fence post in the deepened space, making sure it aligns with the other existing posts to ensure a smooth, even fence.
Finally, employ your shovel to encase the post in its base. Compress the soil around the bottom securely, ensuring that your post stands firm.