I've had wooden posts last 10years+ when I've concreted them in. I
raised the concrete level to around an inch above ground level and
tapered it to allow rain to run off. Posts where the soil touches the
posts at ground level rot rather fast.
The bottom is not usually the problem area. It's the few inches just
below ground area that rot. There is a commercial product which is
essentially a bitumen impregnated band/sleeve that can be fitted on a
wooden post at the air/ground boundary.
On 23/03/2013 18:57, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Thanks for the comments. I have to say my last fence lasted 20 years
before the posts finally gave and that was on treated posts in concrete.
Its just I have spare bitumen paint and I thought why not use it to
improve the life of the posts. Reality is I probably wont be around in
20 years so maybe I shouldnt bother :-)
The so called treated posts available in many of the sheds/timber
merchants only seem to have a superficial surface treatment these days.
In my parents house many of the oak(??) fence posts were still
serviceable after 50 years. They were tapered outwards below ground
level and were only held in with soil.
That's typical of your generation. All you think about is yourself. We
younger people will have to live with the mess that you leave us. Global
warming, sea levels rising by six metres, all the sea lions dead from
heat stroke, and now you're leaving us with a wrecked fence! YOU BASTARD!
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