Posted: 13/06/2017 at 12:32
Thanks for the replies. I have used spikes for plant supports in the past; the difficulty on my opinion, is when the spike hits a stone / brick / tile or whatever the builders in the past decided to throw onto the ground.
The is one reason I am somewhat against spiking these posts as it would be good to keep the fence and gate at the same measurements. My feeling is towards Postcrete because I can hopefully get the posts in t he correct position and then spade in the Postcrete around them.
But I do agree that with a post a few feet into damp(ish) ground) the long term rot factor is quite high. On the other hand, while I agree that 'treated' is just a term for given a quick wash with some watery brown gunk, by the time I have treated them with bitumen and oil, hopefully then would last longer then the current ones have. Don't think the current Postcrete has aay haunching.
By which time, I will be too old to concern myself with DIYing it again!
Is it likely that I could clean out the current holes in the existing Postcrete and that a new post will just drop in? Maybe have to give the bottom of the post a bit of a shave?
Last edited: 13 June 2017 12:33:56