My fence line sits on a slab of concrete that separates my house from the neighbor's house. So far, I was able to complete two posts via extracting the post rot and replacing the post in the 4x4 slots in the concrete slab.
Heres how to remove a rotten fence post quickly and easily with a shovel and sledge hammer and set the replacement post so it wont rot again. Yank the fence post out of the ground after you've broken off enough concrete to lighten the load. If you have a rotting fence post that needs
If your posts directly contact the floor, start by using a screwdriver to probe the base of your wood posts to reveal any rot that could have caused them to settle. If the post isn't rotting, the concrete footing it's on is almost certainly sinking or has deteriorated.
Pay a handyman to repair or replace the rotted fence post and at great expense watch them trample all over your backyard and destroy your beautiful plants. Replace the post yourself. Spend hours of back-breaking work digging, taking the fence apart, breaking up concrete.
Replacing a fence post may seem like a daunting task, especially if concrete held the original post in place. Thankfully, the process is actually quite simple, and knowing how to do it will allow you to replace anything from a single rotten beam to an entire fence.
Set the new fence post into the hole, making sure its finial aligns with the layout line. 11. Connect the fence panels to the new post by inserting the rounded ends of the fence rails into the holes in the fence post.
The Home Mender, Dustin Luby, shows us how to remove and replace a 4x4 fence post. Click the links below to see inside "Dustin's Toolbox". You can do it
To replace a fence post, you simply detach the fence, pull the post out of the ground, set a new post and reattach the fence. That doesn't sound complicated, but in reality, getting an old fence
Replacing a Rotten Fence Post A wooden fence post is the security net for the rest of your fence, so it is important to replace the post as soon as you notice any signs of rot. In Toronto we endure a lot of seasonal weather change.
I know if I pour in concrete it won't adhere to the exisiting concrete; or 2 Leave existing posts there and drill several angled holes and insert epoxy hardener made for rotted wood frequently used on boats .
Fence-building and home improvement expert Jeff Beneke explains the process of repairing and replacing fence posts that have decayed or rotted. concrete footing is hard to repair, and the best
I need to replace a wooden fence post that was set into concrete. The post has snapped through rot at the base and the rot has set in so far that the post snapped about 2 inches beneath the surface. I had contemplated digging out the concrete to set in a new post again with concrete but have found the concrete is part set into submerged wall
The original redwood fence post was rotted away at the bottom. The challenge in replacing an existing fence post is the block of concrete that is left in the ground. Either the block needs to be removed or a new post hole dug adjacent to it.
Even if a fence post is not rotten above ground, older posts may be rotten below ground. This happens mostly in the region just below the surface where the wood is both damp and exposed to the air. To replace a timber post in the same position as before is not easy.
Here's a quick film showing you how you can replace a broken or rotten post using a repair spur.
Posts are the Achilles heel of wood fencing. If one or two of the posts are rotted -- typically right below the ground surface -- the fence may still look invincible, but really its a house of cards that can easily topple in a stiff breeze.