5. Set Posts the Proper Distance
Fence sections usually come in 6 or 8 foot sections, so it’s important to set your posts the proper distance. If your posts are too far apart your fence could suffer from wind damage.
6. Set it and Forget It
Place your post directly into the soil and then pour in the mixed concrete, this will strengthen the post much more effectively and give your fence much more durability than if you pour in dry powder and use the hose.
7. Perfect Post Placement
Make sure your post is placed deeper than the frost level if you live in a colder area. The other thing that’s important is making sure the post is straight. Use a level here to ensure your post is proper.
8. Know Where to Go
Depending on how your neighbors are, it’s usually a good idea to get a survey. Make sure to put your fence just inside the property line so you are not encroaching upon someone else’s property.
9. Go the Extra Mile
Building a fence that lasts means you need to avoid cutting corners, such as sinking posts directly into dirt, not making sure your sections are level, and trying to extend posts. Also, avoiding fence maintenance is a great way to have your fence get compromised.