How do you stabilize a post?
Here’s what to do:
- Take out adjacent fence construction.
- Cut or buy a few tapered (top to bottom) surveyor stakes about 24 inches long.
- Drive a stake into the ground next to the post or next to the concrete.
- Pull the stake.
- Fill the hole with water and level the post.
- Add dry premixed concrete to the top of the hole.
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 cement do I need for a post hole?
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.
How much does it cost to fix a leaning fence?
Leaning fence repair cost ranges from $134 to $400. Simple repairs that require little more than repositioning and resetting the posts cost less than completely replacing them. Fallen fence sections leave gaps in the fence and potentially damage the support posts, which raises the repair costs.
How do I keep my post level while concrete dries?
You need to level it in two directions with a 4-foot level. After getting it straight in the first direction, hold one of the braces against the post and drive a single screw to connect the brace to the post. You can then level and brace the post in the other direction and begin filling the hole.