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Does concrete rot wood posts?

Does concrete rot wood posts?

Simply setting the posts in concrete does create a condition that will accelerate rot in the bottom of the posts. With pressure-treated posts, the rot will be slow.

How many bags of concrete do you need for a fence post?

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.

Is it OK to put treated posts in concrete?

Is post mix as good as concrete?

Post mix is a readymade concrete mix which is ideal for setting timber, metal or concrete fence posts, gate posts and line posts. The mixture consists of cement and ballast and produces good quality concrete, which is fast setting so you can have your posts ready and set in no time.

Will wooden posts rot in concrete?

How long will posts last in concrete?

How Long Will A Treated 4×4 Last In The Ground? (Explained) A treated 4×4 will last 20 to 25 years in the ground if the conditions in the soil and climate are favorable. That number could increase to 40 to 75 years if you install the treated 4×4 in a cement ring rather than the soil.

How to cement a post in the ground?

Put the post in the center of your hole. Set the end of the post on top of your gravel in the middle of the hole.

  • Mix fast-setting concrete in a wheelbarrow. Purchase a quick-setting concrete from your local hardware store.
  • Pour the concrete into the hole until it’s 2–3 in (5.1–7.6 cm) below ground level.
  • Check if your post is plumb using a level.
  • How to set posts without concrete?

    – For depth, shoot for 25-30% of the above-ground length of post so 2 feet buried for a 7 foot post (5 feet exposed). – Add 4 additional inches to this depth. So for a 7 foot post to be buried 2 feet, dig a 28 inch deep hole – Dig twice the diameter of the post.

    How do I pour concrete around existing wood posts?

    Dig a hole as close in diameter as you can to the diameter of the post. You want as little wiggle room as possible.

  • Dig deep. Measure the post and plan on burying at least a third of it.
  • Before you set the post in the hole,place a rock or broken chunk of concrete in the bottom — pointy end up if possible.
  • What is the best concrete for fence post?

    Vinyl fencing.…

  • Split rail and mesh.…
  • Concrete fencing.…
  • Barbed wire.…
  • Living fences.…
  • Lattice fencing.…
  • Hog wire.…
  • Chicken wire. A chicken wire garden fence is likely the best-known affordable fencing.