May 8, 2015 . Now, I'm not a carpenter, but I've built a few decks. And I've always thought you did everything you could to prevent lumber, even PT, from being in direct contact with concrete. Particularly at the ground level, where water is going to pool. So this idea of setting the posts IN the concrete seems a great way to..
Begin by inspecting the area where the post juts out of the hole. Do you notice a seam? Left as is, this seam could invite water to become trapped in any slivers of space between the wood and the concrete. Over time this moisture could lead to rotbut this scenario isn't inevitable. After all, there's a simple means of sealing..
Jun 5, 2016 . The vast majority of agricultural structures are post-frame buildings. The posts in these structures are either connected to a concrete slab foundation, or they are embedded in the ground in which case they are a main element of the building's foundation. To minimize decay, embedded wood posts must be..
Damaged fence posts lean and wobble, undermining the stability of your entire fence. You may not have to replace a damaged post if you can stabilize it with a concrete girdle. You need a claw hammer, tapered surveyor stakes, premixed concrete, and water. Here's what to do: Take out adjacent fence construction
Aug 3, 2012 . /fences/index.html click on this link for more information about wood fence construction and home repairs. Watch this vi. . Gaps will appear between the post and the collar from wood shrinkage or the concrete may crack, that sometimes happens. By not having..
Now I know you did the right thing and you bought treated wood for your post. That does help, and it will prolong the woods life, but no treating solution will stand up to a CONSTANT attack from air and moisture. That happens at the ground level. With concrete holding the moisture against the wood, wood has no chance and..
Boards & Posts; Power Saw; Post Hole Digger; Paint or Outdoor Stain; Steel Tape; Marking Pencil. Small Axe or Hatchet; Gravel or Sand; Nails; Hand Saw; Hammer; Work Gloves. Level; Ready-Mix Concrete; Wood Chisel; Tamping Rod; Wood Preservative. Step 1: Spacing the Fence Posts. As a rule, you should set fence..
May 8, 2015 . Tamp this cone until it rings like concrete. Attach a paint can lid or similar water barrier to the top of the post. Justification. First of all, I can barely do 1 post a day and my arms are numb from the tamping while my first boss could do 4 or 5. But from here on out, the post will last until the wood degrades above..
Aug 18, 2015 . I actually said that once. At the time, I noticed that a post which I installed along a doorway in a pole barn showed signs of rotting where I had embedded the post in concrete. . So, yes, pressure treated wood can rot, although it might take awhile and require wet conditions for rotting to happen. How is it that..
Wooden post-frame buildings transfer their structural weight-load to the surrounding soil with posts embedded in concrete. Footings consist of a layer of gravel covered by wet concrete, in which a wooden post is placed. The footing protects wooden posts from direct contact with the ground and prevents the onset of wood rot..
Setting the Fence Post with Concrete. to Install a Wood Fence Post. 1. Set posts in concrete when stability is extra important. Concrete may be necessary if you are installing a fence in sandy soil, or in very soft, muddy soil. It's also a good idea when installing gate..
"Posts that weren't properly treated or set in concrete typically rot away at ground level." - /how-to.wood-fence.htm "Why are we so concerned about longevity of this treated lumber post? Because treated lumber does not last forever. I have seen treated lumber begin to decay..
Breaking up a concrete sidewalk is not too bad. Wait until you try to break apart and lift out of a hole, the concrete you placed around a fence post 15 years earlier! My method of setting fence posts is quite simple. If I'm installing a 4x4 wood fence post, I dig a hole 10 inches in diameter. The depth of the hole is important
Available at some paint stores and home centers, this wood treatment is specifically designed for in-ground applications. 2. Place about 6 in. of aggregate in the bottom of the posthole to allow for drainage. The bottom of the post should extend a few inches into the aggregate as shown. 3. Pour the concrete so that it's above..
Dec 14, 2016 . I was replacing our mailbox post when a neighbor (and contractor) stopped to show me a better way to concrete in wooden posts
Aug 10, 2017 . Plans call for the posts to be embedded in concrete, but it seems like when they're installed this way in our area (Ontario, Canada), they always rot . forest products technologist at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis., responds: Fence posts rot when decay fungi find wood they can digest
Video explaining how to pour concrete around existing wood posts
Nov 12, 2015 . Last summer we rebuilt our fence using advice from The Fence Bible. The advice was great, and the directions clear. The author covered both concrete and compact dirt/rock footers for wooden fences. I'd highly recommend it to anyone building a fence for the first time. Concrete does risk rotting the wood because of water..