I need to install some fence posts.
I'm in Florida and we're in hurricane season. That means it rains almost every day, when the weather man is right. Or the weather report says we'll have scattered showers for 4-5 days and that will occur , or depending on where you are located it could rain every evening, or afternoon, but not all day . [my point is, it might rain, it might not]
I was considering using a fast drying product like QUIKRETE® Fast-Setting Concrete or Pakmix Fence Post Mix with PakMix fast setting accelerator . In the hopes of setting the posts in the holes when it isn't raining , pouring the concrete, & it will dry as it says it will quickly.
[I'm not attaching the fence for a few days until the posts are secured]
My questions: 1) if the product says it sets in 20 minutes, does that mean if it starts raining later that day, it will be ok ?
2) the ground is wet around here. Is that going to compromise the drying of the cement or the anchoring of the posts?
what is the easiest product to use, for quick drying cement for the purpose of fence posts.?
The posts that were previously holding up my wooden fence were done to code (supposedly): 8' posts, 2' of which is in cemented in the ground - the last category 3 hurricane knocked 4 of the fence posts out of the ground & part of the fence over.
So I want to do the replacement posts properly & soon. I cannot wait until after hurricane season to do this.
Thank you. All help appreciated,. L