Fence Post Repair Guide – Know When to Replace or Mend
Fence Post Repair Made Easy
So you have a leaning fence post, but you don’t want to replace the whole fence?
We often get asked how to repair rotted fence posts. This is a common problem with many homeowners and you may be surprised to know you may not have to dig it out and replace the post. First start by looking at the condition of your wood fence post . Depending on how badly they are damaged, some fence posts will pull right out of the ground. If the wood crumbles in your hands or the rot or termite damage covers more than about 30% of the post, you will need to replace the entire post.
However you are likely to have a wood post that was just recently broken and has not rotted yet. Or the rot is not that extensive. It can still be saved! You can save a lot of time and money by using a fence post mender instead. Fence Daddy offers a fence post support system that mends and strengthens your wood fence post in minutes. No post hole digger required! You won’t need to remove the broken post or concrete, our system can fix fence posts while still in the ground.
Vinyl Fence Post Repair - Tips and Tricks
Vinyl fences look great, they are durable and can stand up to a lot of harsh weather conditions. However sometimes vinyl fence posts or vinyl fence panels can get damaged and need to be repaired. There are a variety of environmental situations that would cause the need for vinyl fence repair. For example, rain can cause ice to frost the fence posts and pull them out of the ground. Filling the hole with cement will help. Other vinyl post repairs can include repairing holes, digging new holes or making existing holes deeper.
Let’s take a closer look at when this might become an issue. First, what’s inside the post?
A good quality PVC fence system will have 4x4 treated wood posts and metal sleeve insert, the vinyl fence posts will fit around the 4x4 and metal sleeve. Inspect the post carefully to see what you have. If you don’t have a wood insert remove the cap and measure the area. You can reinforce it by inserting a new wood post.
As with traditional wood rot, check to see if there is any damage at the base of the post. If not too extensive, good news! You can repair it easily with Fence Daddy’s fence post mender. Best of all, it costs a lot less than removing the entire post and starting over. When you don’t need to! We’re so excited to bring lower cost fence repair solutions to homeowners and fence contractors. Contact us for more information or suggestions. We’re happy to help.
How to Replace Fence Post Anchors in Concrete, or Fence Post Spikes without Concrete
If you have an old wood fence post that is completely rotted off and you are able to remove it along with all debris, you could reuse the cement ball for a new post. Some have successfully used fence post anchors. This way the post will not be sitting in cement to rot off again.
Before you consider removing the wood post, carefully inspect it for damage. It could still be salvaged using our fence post mender to repair that cracked or rotted fence post timber in minutes without having to remove any concrete. Check our products listings for more details.
Another question we get is whether or not fence post spikes will work if your post was not originally set in concrete. If you are considering alternatives to wood-in-concrete fence post repair, it is important to gauge your type of fence and weather conditions. The advantage to spikes is that they’re less likely to rot like a wood-in-concrete post. The disadvantage might be stability. Since it is designed to be driven down, the tapered tip will offer less torque than a post set to a similar depth. Frost heaving (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frost_heaving) is another thing to consider.
Post replacement takes lots of work and will leave you asking half way through the project "if there is a better way". Fence posts come in many shapes and sizes from a round metal chain link fence to a square 5 inch by 5 inch vinyl fence post. Vinyl fences can easily be repaired without the need to dig them up or remove them from the cement. At Fence Daddy, we are dedicated to finding the best solution for your fence repair needs. Visit our products section for help.
The time has come that there is no need to buy a fence post hole digger! How can this be? Our fence repair products can fix wood and vinyl fences with ease. No need to dig or move dirt whatsoever. Put that fence hole digger away and try our vinyl fence repair kits to fix those posts instead. Also if you have a wood fence post try out fence post mender to repair that cracked or rotted fence post timber in minutes without having to remove any concrete.
Fences Posts are usually pretty cheap to replace but the labor involved can ruin your plans for the rest of the day. Post replacement takes lots of work and will leave you asking half way through the project "if there is a better way". Fence posts come in may shapes and sizes from a round metal chain link fence to a square 5 inch by 5 inch vinyl fence post. Vinyl fences can easily be repaired without the need to dig them up or remove them from the cement.