Here’s Some Reinforcement

Are your privacy fence posts starting to sag a little? A weathered fence compromises its ability to do its job – provide you and your family with privacy! As long as the posts themselves are still in good shape, you can add some reinforcement to put the fence back standing up straight and sturdy.

All you need is a little elbow grease, and the following:

  • Trowel
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Sharpshooter shovel & rounded shovel
  • Hoe
  • Sledgehammer
  • 2×4-inch board
  • Hose
  • Dust mask
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves
  • Drainage gravel
  • No-mix concrete
  • Screws
  • Fencing posts for stakes & support

Follow these steps to reinforce your privacy fence.

  1. Dig holes around the fence posts, using the sharpshooter shovel to remove dirt little-by-little.
  2. Put stakes into the ground several feet from the fence, attaching support boards that run to the fence.
  3. Use your level to move the fence until it’s perpendicular to the ground, then screw it temporarily to keep it secure.
  4. Pack in the dirt around each post with the 2×4.
  5. Fill each hole about a third of the way with gravel, and pack that down.
  6. Fill the rest of each hole with no-mix concrete (find one designed for postholes).
  7. Lightly spray water with the hose over the concrete and press concrete down around the posts with a trowel. Check the instructions on the concrete packaging to determine the appropriate amount of water to add.
  8. Cover up the concrete with soil. You’re done!

For some, this may be a relatively simple task. However, if you find it difficult or would rather not attempt the work, hire a professional for assistance.


Courtesy of HGTV