Over time some fence posts, particularly older ones, may need replacing or possibly repairing. Whether it be down to general wear and tear or water or wind damage, it’s key to know how to spot the signs of damage and what to do should a fence post need repairing.
There can be many reasons why your fence post may need repairing. As fence posts provide support for fencing, a loss in stability is likely to indicate damage to the post.
Damaged or broken fence posts can be hazardous, especially when subject to strong winds. This means that repairing your post quickly and effectively is highly recommended in order to prevent further damage to the rest of the fence or objects nearby.
How do I repair a fence post?
Repairing a fence post can be a lengthy process, and depending on how much post mix was used during installation, it can take hours. However, if you are prepared to do it yourself, follow these steps:
Go to where your fence post is visible and simply dig 2ft down straight along the back of your broken fence post.
Drop a concrete spur into the hole and prop it up against the fence post. Then drill and secure your concrete spur to the broken post.
Pour post mix and water into the hole and wait for the post mix set.
Do I need to replace a fence post?
If repairing your fence post yourself isn’t a viable option, then you need to think about replacing your fence post. Our PermaTimber® posts are made specifically for ground contact and are a high-quality option that has been treated to last.
Using our award-winning treatment process, the posts are specially incised before being pressure treated. This results in greater preservative treatment uptake. They are FSC Certified, WPA Benchmark approved, and are guaranteed against fungal decay and wood-destroying insects for 15 years.
Our Professional Installer Network
If you need help replacing or repairing your fence posts then we have a network of professional installers who can do the job for you. We only ever work with the best tradespeople who submit exemplary references to us. And, for peace of mind, we regularly follow up on their projects to ensure that customers are completely satisfied with the job that they have done.