How To Avoid Rotting Posts
When wooden posts are buried in the ground, depending on ground conditions and moisture content, eventually, maybe even years down the road, the integrity of the posts can be compromised by rotting. We do use a 50 year treated post to combat this issue. However, we also offer a Post Protector as an option for added peace of mind if you have any concerns with the wood to ground contact in the area where your project is taking place.
First, we dig a hole in the ground for the post. We use high quality, treated Glulam Columns (50 year limited warranty). At the bottom of the hole we place a 5”×16” round concrete “cookie” before placing the post on top of it. This avoids the post sinking and settling. For uplift protection, we use fiberglass rebar and cover and compact with soil, anchoring the post firmly into the ground. For extra protection, we offer post protectors made of plastic to cover the bottom part of the post all the way to ground level so that no part of the wooden post is exposed to dirt. Another option is to bury the post in concrete all the way to ground level.
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