preserve the bottom of a wooden fence post

21 feb 2015 we anchor cedar fence posts into the ground in a way that eliminates wood-to-ground contact. that's where a cedar fence post usually fails- at the ground line. 【Get Price】

while this makes removing the old posts easy—they just snap off at their base—i'd prefer that they last longer. when choosing wood for fence posts check the end tag to confirm that the lumber is pressure-treated in accordance with either the canadian standards association american wood protection 【Get Price】

normally if the bottom of your posts - providing they are of good quality - should last 10-20 years. one last tip regarding posts. after a year or so the fence posts will often shrink in their concrete sockets ever so slightly. if you want to preserve the wood that little longer trickle some water based preservative down the face of 【Get Price】

30 aug 2015 preserving wood posts explains how to quickly and inexpensively preserve wood fence posts corner posts railroad ties timbers and any wood product that i'm thinking about burning the ends tarring the ends and then doing this everywhere else and having gravel at the bottom of the pits for the posts. 【Get Price】

regardless of whether you're using the post for a fence or a mailbox remember that water is the enemy. the best way to keep your post from rotting itself out of the ground is to sink it in cement. (dig a hole put the post in pour the cement smooth the cement write your name in the cement have your kid put his hand print in 【Get Price】

24 jul 2004 you can protect cedar posts by soaking the ends in a bucket filled with copper napthenate (jasco copper green wood preservative and others). it takes time for the to extend life of post using pt or cedar make sure that you have about 2 inches of gravel at the bottom of the post hole. this allows for 【Get Price】

28 apr 2014 fence posts rot through and fail at ground level. postsaver barrier sleeves prevent this problem by keeping the causes of rot and decay out and the preservat 【Get Price】

say goodbye to fence post rot prevention. post rot starts at the base of the wood post at grade because of wood to soil contact. bacteria and fungus cause wood rot and are microscopic organisms that live in from soil to wood contact where rot starts.they also protect from weed eaters and other garden machinery. 【Get Price】

fence posts typically rot away just below the surface of the soil. this is the most rich and biologically active layer. no matter what species of wood you use you'll get more life from your posts if you fill the hole with rubble rock rather than with soil. put a few good-sized chunks in the bottom of the hole then 【Get Price】

brush the bottom third or bottom half of the fence post with waterborne copper naphthenate a wood preservative that is free of arsenic and chromium. brush the preservative on the entire post if desired but the bottom must be treated because the buried portion and section of post just above ground rot much faster than the 【Get Price】

3 aug 2012 in other words extend the life of your wood fence posts and save money in the future by reducing your future home repair bills.. by not having concrete under the end of the post the rain water will run down along side the post and wick out the bottom into the soil or gravel making it less likely to rot. after 25 【Get Price】