How to Properly Set Up a Fence Post

For years, it has become a tradition to set up or fix old fence posts by millions of families worldwide. Today, it has become easier to set up fence post.

And no, it does not require expensive tools and very uncommon skills.

However, before starting your fence post, it is important to think of long term goals to avoid wasting your time in doing such.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Select the best type of wood to make more sturdy.
  • Don’t make post holes too small.
  • Employ a base gravel layer to delay wood deterioration.
  • Apply caulk to fence post to safeguard your fence wood.

It’s a bona fide do-it-yourself classic: Every summer without fail, legions of homeowners grab their toolbox and head outdoors to erect a wood fence.

The good news? Setting a fence post doesn’t require uncommon skills or expensive tools, and doing it right doesn’t really take much longer than doing it the slapdash way.

A well- constructed fence can protect your family’s privacy and provide a curb appeal to your property. Whether the purpose for setting it up is  the former or the latter, it is important to do it in the best possible way.

Original Source: http://www.bobvila.com/articles/setting-fence-posts/#.V3IldPl97Dc

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