How To Install Fence Posts
Our fence posts are made with treated ground contact, so they can be in contact with the ground without rotting quickly.
Below, we’ll outline some steps for installing fence posts.
1. Dig a hole into the ground about 2 feet deep.
2. Insert the fence post, then dump in one bag of concrete (we recommend Sakrete brand).
3. Fill the hole with dirt and firmly pack it to keep the post set.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for all of your fence posts.
5. Once you have all of your posts in the ground, run a crossmember from post to post. This is usually a 1×4 or 2×4, depending on the height you plan on making the fence.
6. Insert screws and/or nails to attach the crossmember to the fence posts. We advise starting your hardware on the crossmember side. That way, it will be hidden on the picket side.
- When using Sakrete concrete, no water is necessary. Simply wait until the next time it rains, and the concrete will set as a solid once it dries.
- When deciding on a height for your fence, think about its purpose. Is it going to be a garden fence or a privacy fence?
- Naturally, you will need longer pickets for a privacy fence, so plan accordingly.
- Since our fence posts are machine after-treated, you are able to paint or stain them right after installation.
If you have additional questions on fence post installation or need some clarification, feel free to contact us.
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