I'm looking at putting up a pole building.
I've seen a product that uses plastic protectors to cover the bottom part of
the post thats in the ground.It comes up about 5 feet,so the top is
protected by the inside of the building.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of thing? It claims that the
post can get rid of its moisture through the top.Is that just a selling ploy
or does it have some merit?
I don't know anything about that, however I can tell you that a properly
treated pole can rest in the ground for decades, even centuries without any
problems. The problem area for the pole is ground level.
Cedar poles are naturally protected, or you can get chemically treated wood.
I am not sure how much I would trust a plastic sheath around the wood. How
thick is it? How easily can it tear as it is a) put on, b) put in the
hole, and c) earth (with rocks) is back filled around the pole? If it does
tear, what protects the lumber then? The product may be very good, those
are some questions I would ask before using it however.
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