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Old 07-19-2007, 06:17 AM   #1
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Pressure Treated Posts in Soil

Ran across this in "Remodeling" magazine. "Post and Pole membrane cover" for wrapping posts set into soil. Thought I'd share it, since there have been discussions about fence posts and also Pole barn posts ...


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Atlantic; Interesting guess Grace will be happier Presume good ole ICE & Water be the same thing


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They are interesting. But here in Philadelphia, Post's are now required to be placed on top of a concrete pier with a post bracket anchored to the pier.
I just had my 6 by 6 posts replaced a year ago because dryrot formed on the area exposed just above the old concrete line. My best guess that I must have had 20% of both posts that were affected. I discovered it by accident when I decided to do some touch up staining on them. I would have expected the dryrot to form below the concrete line but that was not the case.
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Pressure Treated Posts in Soil

The critical area is about at the soil level where the moisture content varies, tearing the wood apart. Smae thing for piling in the ocean and lakes at the water line.

If you look closely in one of the links, the wrap is not deep, but at the ground level.

Even if you set wood in concrete, you must keep the top of the concrete (and bottom of the posts) above ground level and shed water from the top of the concrete.
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Hmmm. I wonder if the same can be achieved by bitumen paint??

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A bit on the pricey side I was looking at the product the other day.
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This is costlier but it surely an effective way


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