Posted: 15/11/2014 at 23:44
I'm in the process of building new wooden drive gates and have two brick posts all ready built either side of the drive. I intend to attach two wooden posts to the bricks to fix the gates too.
My question is would you drill then screw the posts into the mortar of the brick posts or the bricks themselves?
The bricks are the modern type with 3 holes in the centre of the brick, the screws are long and would pass through 1 hole, my thinking is the brick might crack as only the first inch of the screw would be in the brick and the rest in the empty hole.
Thanks in advance