Fence Repair – Replacing a Broken Fence Post

It seems like an overwhelming assignment to supplant a wrecked fence post however it isn’t as troublesome as it might appear. It takes a touch of real effort and a couple of basic devices you presumably as of now have in the shed or carport. Where do you start? First you have to survey the undertaking and the harm. Did the post decay and simply sever or was it sheered because of some dreadful climate conditions. Is there still a residual stump or is it severed at the ground or solid level? Try not to be apprehensive, the venture is tolerably troublesome and should just take around 1 to 2 hours of your opportunity to finish and your fence will be all around great.

Trouble Level: Moderate

Time Required: Approximately 1 to 2 Hours

Required Tools

– Shovel

– Pry Bar

– Level

– 1 Replacement Post – Typically 4″ x 4″ x 8′ Cedar or Treated Lumber

– 1 – 80 Pound Bag of Quickrete Concrete Mix

– 3″ Wood Screws (Approximately 12 Screws)

Discretionary Tools

– Auger or Clam Shell Post Hole Digger

– Bag of Gravel

– Hand Saw or Circular Saw

Ordinarily, most fence posts are set into the ground utilizing concrete yet others are introduced utilizing pressed soil in the fence post gap. On the off chance that you don’t see concrete at the ground level, take a common scoop and burrow down a couple of crawls close to the messed up post area and check whether you hit concrete. Most fence company posts are set in concrete and generally a standard post opening is around eight (8″) to twelve (12″) crawls in measurement and most are around (24″) inches down.

There are various ways of thinking with regards to eliminating a current post. A few people favor the crush and get method which is essentially utilizing a sledge and etch or pry bar to break the solid into little pieces and haul them out of the current opening individually. The method accomplishes work yet is a great deal of work and it can take between one (1) and two (2) hours of work to separate the solid from the opening. It is fine on the off chance that you have a solitary post to supplant yet on the off chance that there are numerous, the work included is repetitive and tiring and there are better ways.

The strategy I lean toward is to take a long, thin bladed scoop and uncover the soil just to the side of the solid uncovering the side of the solid square. Simply make sure to heap the earth near the opening as the soil you eliminate will be utilized to re-pack the gap once the post and solid square is taken out starting from the earliest stage. From the edge of the solid, uncover around six (6″) to eight (8″) inches and down (24″) inches. This takes into consideration a pocket as wide as the solid square. In the event that a piece or stump from the current post is still set up, you can utilize it and begin moving the solid square to and fro utilizing the new pocket space you just made. When it is free, you ought to have the option to utilize your scoop or pry bar as a switch and lift the solid square from the gap. Be cautious and ensure you lift with your legs as the solid square can weigh as much as eighty (80) pounds. On the off chance that the current post or post stump is not, at this point joined to the solid, you ought to have the option to utilize a pry bar or even your scoop to move the current solid square to and fro likewise relaxing it from its unique position. Once, the square is versatile, utilize a similar cycle as referenced above yet please make a special effort to be mindful so as to utilize legitimate lifting strategies while eliminating the solid. A specialists visit isn’t endorsed in this undertaking.

When the square is eliminated, utilize the soil you eliminated from the uncovering to fill in the six (6″) to eight (8″) inches you initially uncovered. Make certain to pack the soil positively as it will offer the sidelong help for the new post when it is in position. The solid you use when you set the new post will give a lot of help notwithstanding appending the current fence structure however the better you pack the earth, the better the outcome. You ought to be left with a standard opening around (24″) inches down and roughly eight (8″) to twelve (12″) inches wide.


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