- 1 Are fence post spikes any good?
- 2 Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?
- 3 How many bags of Postcrete do you need per post?
- 4 How do you fix a fence spike?
- 5 Can you concrete in a fence post spike?
- 6 How long should a fence post spike be?
- 7 How do you drive metal fence posts into the ground?
- 8 Should I use concrete for fence posts?
- 9 Will wooden posts rot in concrete?
- 10 How many bags of concrete do I need for a fence post?
Are fence post spikes any good?
The fence spike is a large red spike you hammer it into position with a woodblock, insert the fence post and screw together. This method is good for novices but does not stand up to the test of time. Fence spikes really are a very temporary solution and should never be used for a long-standing fence.
Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?
2 feet is the minimum depth that you should dig your fence post holes for. To dig the holes one-third to one-half of the post’s aboveground height, is a general formula. The deeper you dig the holes, the more stability your fence has.
How many bags of Postcrete do you need per post?
You’ll need to bury the posts at least 2ft In the ground. As for how many bags of postcrete you need per post, that’s purely dependant on how big you make the post holes. As a rule of thumb, when using standard post hole diggers, I average 1 bag per post. For larger holes I would allow 1.5 bags to 2 bags per hole.
How do you fix a fence spike?
Using adhesive glue (we’d recommend pink grip glue ), and a sealant glue gun, you simply apply a layer across the area you wish to fix the spikes for strong hold. Each tube of Pink Grip will be sufficient for 30 wall and fence strips, and can adhere to brick, wood, plastic, concrete and metal.
Can you concrete in a fence post spike?
Concrete-in fence post holders are designed for use where soil conditions are unsuitable for drive-in spikes. The “shoe” should be set into a 450mm (18 inch) cube of concrete so that the base plate sits flush with the surface of the concrete. Don’t forget to check it is level before allowing the concrete to go off!
How long should a fence post spike be?
The most common sizes of metal spike include: A 600mm (24 inch) spike – this will support fences up to 1.2m (4 feet) high. A 750mm (30 inch) spike – this will support a fence which is 1.8m (6 feet) high. In order to drive the spike into position you will need to use a sledgehammer and/or driving tool.
How do you drive metal fence posts into the ground?
The easiest method for driving in ground sleeves and fence posts is to use a post-pounder to create a small hole. As long as the rocks are not solid bedrock, the post-pounder will help push the sleeves into the ground.
Should I use concrete for fence posts?
Concrete is the most secure material for setting fence posts, especially if you have sandy soil. Using premixed concrete rather than dry concrete will ensure ultimate security. While concrete is sturdy, it lacks the drainage of gravel and can trap moisture, ultimately leading to rot.
Will wooden posts rot in concrete?
Simply setting the posts in concrete does create a condition that will accelerate rot in the bottom of the posts. With pressure-treated posts, the rot will be slow. The concrete at the top should be sloped away from the post to grade level to avoid water pooling around the base.
How many bags of concrete do I need for a fence post?
Most fence post holes will need between 1 – 4 bags of concrete to securely hold the post in place. The best way to determine the size of the hole is: Diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the fence post. Depth of the hole is one-third to half the above ground height of the fence post.