On Wed 17 Mar 2010 10:04:46a, utilitarian told us...
Are your fence posts set in concrete? Probably not. We have had a similar
experience caused by dealing with a less than desirable contractor. We
were assured our posts were set in concrete, but in checking out a few of
the posts we found either no concrete or a few handfuls. We ultimately
disassembled the fence and reset the posts in a two foot depth of concrete.
No problems since then.
~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~
As others have pointed out, the force of the wind on the fence is
huge. The posts may be not deep enough, or improperly set, or rotted,
If you are really as utilitarian as your name says, you could brace
the fence as follows: drive stakes (metal or wood) into the ground a
couple feet away from the fence, leaving just a couple inches sticking
up above the ground. Then run diagonal braces from the stakes up to
the fence posts. Done properly, this will add a lot of strength
against the wind. However, (a) it will be ugly as sin, (b) you'll
trip over them, (c) it'll be a pain to mow around. On the other hand
if you have, say, bushes along the fence, you might get away with it.
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