I know I'm beating a dead dog here, but I find myself unclear about the
pros/cons of setting fence posts in dirt, gravel, or concrete. More
specifically, I'm undecided about which way to go. I need some input from
those who have done this. I'm mostly interested in what is strong and what
will last the longest. I don't want to have to dig them all out 10 years
from now and be stuck with these big concrete chunks.
Dirt: easiest to do, may not be the strongest. It rains a lot here, 9 months
out of the year, so I'm concerned about the constant contact with wet soil.
Gravel. Some recently suggested. Cheaper and easier then concrete, gravel
drains water from post. Stronger then just dirt, post may last longer.
Gravel drains water from post.
Concrete. More work. Strongest. Post in contact with concrete may still rot
out in 10 years. Difficult to replace.