How Deep Should I Dig Fence Post Holes for Maximum Stability?

Digging post holes is a necessary element of any fence installation. Learn how deep should I install a fence pole in the ground? Jacksons Fencing offers a variety of different trellis fence panels including square, diamond, lattice & more.

How Deep Should I Dig Fence Post Holes for Maximum Stability?

Digging post holes is a necessary element of any fence installation. The depth of the pit depends on several factors, including the height and type of fence, as well as the width of the fence post. Generally, you should dig holes with a depth that is at least half the size of the fence post. The minimum depth you need to dig fence post holes for panel sections is 2 feet, but you should dig deeper holes if the fence post is 7 feet or longer.

A general formula is to dig the holes between one-third and one-half the height above the ground of the pole. The deeper you dig the holes, the more stability your fence has, but you should also buy longer posts.Jacksons Fencing offers a variety of different trellis fence panels including square, diamond, lattice and tartan designs. Our slotted fence posts known as Jakposts are designed to work with all of our fence panels, from Jaktop and palisade to feather board, and even our premium trellis panels. We also offer fencing for equestrian purposes, including riding track fencing, electric fencing and four post and rail styles.

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Explore a variety of information that will help you with inspiration, installation and management of your fence. Check out our latest updates from our blog %26 Gallery Read about our pricing and delivery process.Did you know that we have our own transport fleet and handle all our deliveries from our headquarters in Kent? Jackson Fencing has three fencing centers located in the southeast, southwest and northwest of the country. We don't believe in high-pressure sales tactics, so feel free to call us, send us an inquiry or use our live chat.The best way to ensure that your poles stay sturdy and true for years is to install them at the correct depth and use a high-quality concrete mix. Check out our recommendation to find out what depths we recommend digging for a fence post.

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