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Posted by Theresa Jones, on
I need a wooden post replacing ad the existing one is broken at the base and the fence is dangerous.
DAVID ROOTS

DAVID ROOTS

HI i have replaced many of these posts 3" and 4" by drilling out the old part of the post with a good wood drill bit,normally the post has rotted right down to the end so they usually drill out quiet easy that saves you having to dig up and re- cement a new post in,that shouldnt take more than a couple of hours, hope this helps
jeremy brown

jeremy brown

Hi,you should be able to remove old base of post and either replace with new post in concrete or simpler,use a product called metpost which you simply drive into ground with tool and sledgehammer.Then insert new post and drive into metpost.This method is easier.
Sergejs Leonovs

Sergejs Leonovs

Hi Teresa It is best to place the work on our website you will be contacted by professionals , pay attention to the recommendations of previous work . I do not agree : With Jeremy Browne when removing the old concrete base , of the well depth is 150 to 450 mm , working length 750 mm metalpost . Your method will provide the rigidity of the basics? This method is used in the presence of the solid earth. It is easy but not professionally David Rootes , the question again, if soft ground you should replace 2-3 of wooden pillars, which initially had the slopes in different directions do not stand in a straight line ? If the client agrees with the curve of the fence, there is no problem and if he needs a straight line ? how long it will take your job then? I agree with other comments I want to add - may need to be replaced wooden post . I do not advise to use the slotted concrete posts , the repair will cost more - for example there is the destruction of the base concrete pillar , a strong wind , he breaks down at this point , falls and breaks gravel boards and panel fencing because it does not have the flexibility , how many repairs will cost ? Respect Sergejs
Matthew  Eastwood

Matthew Eastwood

Only one way to tackle this correctly, have the old post base dug out and a new post concreted in place. Met posts and concrete spurs are quick fixes that will fail long before a new post will. Hope that helps. Regards Matt
Simon Chapman

Simon Chapman

Dear Theresa, Please don't use a Metpost. Dig the old concrete and post out, and replace with 4"x4" or 5"x4" post set in 600mm of concrete,
Martin Eccles

Martin Eccles

Hi Theresa, If the post is broken/rotten at the base this can be easily fixed with a concrete spur, this method is much easier than replacing the post and stronger than using a metpost. Kind regards Martin
Oliver Allchurch

Oliver Allchurch

Hi, Depending how the existing post is fixed into the ground will dictate how long the job will take. If the existing post has been concreted in it can take a while to dig the old concrete out. If the existing post is concreted in then it would be advisable to concrete the new post in as well as the soil to fill in the hole will not be compacted enough to support a new post using the spike method
Craig Young

Craig Young

Hello Theresa, It should be straight forward to replace the post. You need to dig out the foundation from the old post and replace it. I wouldn't recommend using Metposts as Jeremy suggests as they don't last as long, aren't as solid and cost slightly more, concrete the new post into place using postcrete. What I would suggest is you check the other posts in your fence, unless the post was broken by force it has probably rotten through which means the other posts could well be on their way out as well. If you're not keen to do the work yourself post this as a job and choose a tradesman from Rated People. Cheers, Craig Spruce Garden Services Edinburgh and Lothians
Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Hello Theresa, Best to get an on site survey/quotation done, this is a free service to you and you will get 3 quotes. Simply post your job onto rated people's site. You are not obliged to go with any of the quotes- but ever job that's posted is paid for by the relevant tradesmen.if they contact you that means they are interested in your job. If one of them are awarded the job then great news for you both. ratedpeople.com Regards Michael
Thomas Foster

Thomas Foster

Hi Theresa, This is a fencer's bread and butter and a relatively straightforward job. Posts tend to rot over time around the top of the concrete where there is the most moisture. The entire original concrete can be extracted and new concrete put in place or the existing concrete can be broken down and new concrete poured in to reset the post. As long as the new post is inserted to a depth of at least 45cm. Whatever option the tradesman uses the post will need to be extracted and replaced. Depending on the current state of the existing panels either side of the post they may require replacing as they may have been damaged while supporting the broken post. Though most of the time this is not necessary. Hope this helps Tom
Jason Davis

Jason Davis

Hi Theresa To be honest for a quick fix my advice would be to use a concrete spur, this is a length of concrete approximately 1.2m in length, dig down beside the existing post, you will come across a concrete base which you will need to remove with a concrete breaker, once you have removed the said concrete base, place the spur into the hole and bolt it to the wooden post with coach bolts, level post and cement into the ground, for a long term fix, you would need to remove the post and concrete from the ground and then level and cement into place. Kind regards Jason Treelands Fencing

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