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Julius081921 08-28-2012 10:57 AM

reuse or use new concrette?
I had a wooden fence that was blocking half of my backyard but i dug it out and removed the posts, the posts still have the concrette on them. Now this may be a stupid question and probably already know the answer but in order to put it back up i will have to remove the exciting concrette that is on it right?

joecaption 08-28-2012 11:01 AM

How old are the post? If there over 10 years old I'd replace them, Old concrete does not like to stick to new.

user1007 08-28-2012 12:35 PM

I would break the old concrete off and check the posts for rot. You would just have to dig a bigger post hole to try to use the existing concrete collars and it will be hard to plumb and line up your posts with that mass around the base.

I used the dry method of setting post most of the time. Set your post. Add dry mix. Plumb and line the posts. Pour in water to cover.

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