When it comes to choosing a fence post for your garden, there are many factors to consider. Wooden and concrete fence posts are the most common options, but they come with their own set of pros and cons. DuraPost, a galvanized steel fence post system, is an alternative that surpasses both wooden and concrete posts in terms of practicality, aesthetics, cost, and sustainability. Concrete spurs provide an economical solution to replace wooden fence posts that have rotted at ground level.
They last about 25 years compared to 10 to 15 years for treated spruce, and if left untreated, spruce may need to be replaced in less than 5 years. When repair concreting is embedded in the ground, the posts should be buried at least 2 feet deep into the ground. We recommend holding the fence post straight with some wooden braces while marking the holes for the repair spur. Use recessed concrete fence posts that accept a superelevation rail, have the post on the side of your neighbors, that way you will get the view of the concrete.
Metpost Wedge Grip Concrete Anchors come in two sizes that allow you to easily attach 75mm and 100mm poles. If you are using wooden poles, add those concrete support spurs when you place them so you don't have to dig all that postret in 5 years when they rot at ground level and then you have to add concrete support spurs. Concrete tends to absorb moisture and wood expands when it gets wet, so these two factors combined will cause wood to break concrete. Normally, after putting the dry concrete and pole into the hole, you simply pour water over the dry mix. I have a feeling that it will be much easier to dig the concrete when the entire fence is gone, and because most of the posts are still reasonably well, I could use them to get the concrete out. I must say that it is a great job to get the old ones out if they have been well placed; some have taken me hours to dig as the compact earth acts as a good energy absorber for the demolition hammer and I have to extract the concrete inch by inch, digging the bases as I work my way down.
A few pieces of wood will keep you upright, once the concrete is in, you don't want to move much anyway. DuraPost is stronger than concrete and wood fence posts and is guaranteed to last up to 25 years. Deciding on a new fence for your garden is not easy. But with DuraPost's superior strength and durability, you can rest assured that your fence will stand strong for many years.