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Old 09-18-2012, 05:48 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.http://www.sustland.umn.edu/implemen..._footings.html

For those with a deep frost-line, put more post below the frost-line; for the soil to counter the ice-lenses upward pressure; http://www.brainerdhomeinspection.com/frosth~1.pdf

Alkalinity in concrete may help rot the wood (need further research), treat the wood a year later; http://www.ehow.com/info_8535764_woo...-bad-idea.html

If you go concrete, keep it 6" below grade, water-proof post at concrete, termites; http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/A3052.pdf

Cedar life-time; with/out concrete; http://www.bydfence.com/fqa.htm Taken with a grain of salt...

Gary


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