Spoke to some local fence companies. They appear to have different methods of installing the posts.
One outfit made a big deal they install their posts approx 10' into the ground.
Another outfit, only goes a few feet (6 ? I forget).
Both claimed that cement was not needed around the posts.
What is "best practice" for fence post installation? Even researching it on the web revealed conflicting methods (irrespective of local soil conditions). I'm interested in doing it right the first time.
Haven't decided if vinyl fencing or cedar fencing is the way to proceed either.
Also, if I ordered the fence parts off, say an internet business, would a local contractor supply the labor ? (I presume, they'd have no incentive to do this, but i'm curious if anyone has done it). And no, i don't have the time (or probably skill/patience) to do a DIY fence installation.
Any thoughts / opinions from those with experience on a fence project ?