How to concrete in a post. To do this set the post in the hole and with gloved hands lift the post up a few inches and bring it back down hard on the gravel.
Fence post hole dug out in ground and fence post inserted to check fit and depth.
How to install wood fence post in concrete. How to mark a fence line and the post locations before building a fence. Seal it with a sealant that bonds to concrete and wood such as some silicone sealants or exterior acrylic latex caulk. This gap will widen with natural expansion and frost allowing water to pool here and cause rot.
Tamp down the gravel using the bottom of the fence post. For more information on fence post hole sizes and how to work them out visit our fence post hole size project. After digging the post holes the posts should be braced and set in concrete before attaching the rails and pickets.
Learn how to dig post holes and set 4×4 posts with gravel c. Setting a post is the foundational step for many projects including building a fence or a deck. In this short video i discuss the lose art of dry fence installation.
It doesn t matter if it s a fence post a letterbox post or even a basketbal. It doesn t take a rocket scientist to understand the concept. Skip to collection list skip to video grid.
Seal the gap between post and concrete. Dig a hole around 1 side of the fence post. Keep digging until you create a half circle gap between the ground and concrete.
With a shovel break into the ground surrounding the fence post s concrete base. How to install a post in concrete is a very easy job. Step 4 add aggregate to base of fence post holes.
Next we need to add about 4 6 or so inches of aggregate to the base of the hole to allow for drainage. If possible dig a hole that is as deep as the concrete itself giving the post as much wiggle room as possible. Once the initial curing is complete seal the gap around the base of the fence post.