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Old 09-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #16
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Nervous about Concrete in Post Holes

Gravel is better to disperse any water around the post, concrete (sponge) will keep the water at the post. As the post section above ground dries, the stored water capillary wicks up - saturating until dry.

For those with a deep frost-line, put more post below the frost-line; for the soil to counter the ice-lenses upward pressure;

Alkalinity in concrete may help rot the wood (need further research), treat the wood a year later;

If you go concrete, keep it 6" below grade, water-proof post at concrete, termites;

Cedar life-time; with/out concrete; Taken with a grain of salt...




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