fence repair

backspaceMarch 11, 2009

How to repair a wobbly end post. I am pretty sure it is the end post. I dug up the right side. It has a concrete bottom. I can't drive stakes on the side of the post to secure it. I can pour some concrete on the right side but that will probably only stop the fence leaning that way. Is there any hardware I can buy to also brace it on the left side. I have concrete pavement right next to the post.

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If it is rotten you are better off replacing it. More work, I know, but it's a permanent fix.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 9:42AM
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if the post is ok, then you need to dig out several inches around it as much as possible. dig under the concrete walk from teh side, then pour some fresh concrete in there. this will brace it up some.

honestly the problem look to me tha tyou have a 4x4 for a corner/end post. you should have a 6x6 there for maximum strength.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2009 at 4:28PM
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You can change the post with a recommended 4 x 4 pressure treated post to avoid the same problem in the future. Secondly what you can do is actual buy a metal bracket available at home depot or lowes that you use to jam into the concrete with a sledge hammer, then screw into your post to the metal bracket. Hope this was helpful

Here is a link that might be useful: choosepatriot.com

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 9:24PM
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