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Old 04-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Raked back my own fence that backs onto the field but the fence I share with the neighbor is wilting.... Ready to fall into his pool with every gust if wind. Not sure if the posts have rotted but otherwise does it sound alright to dig down 4' around the three posts and cement them in a level plane?
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dig down 4' around the three posts and cement them in a level plane
I don't understand what you're proposing, but they certainly look rotted to me and need to be repaired/replaced. But overall it looks to be in good shape.

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Sorry for the confusion... On the " wavy" fence there are three posts that are leaning into the neighbors yard. Just wondered if you had any advice for fixing it... I understand if I dig down and they are rotted that I will have to replace them.
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My guess is they used plain old pressure treated 4x4s. They need to be MADE FOR GROUND CONTACT or they will just rot out again. You COULD repair rather than replace, at slight cosmetic cost.

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How would one repair rotted posts... Is there a clamp of some sort that I can cut off a few feet of rotted lumber and add a new post to the existing?
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You could always get the right 4x4s and simply bolt them to the existing 4x4s on the neighbor's side.
I think you may want to sink them the 4' though, then bolt them to the existing.

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It could be rot or maybe the post just aren’t deep enough or don’t have enough concrete on them.

It’s time for a little exploratory surgery, dig down and around to the bottom of one of the post and post that picture here.

Those post should be about 3’ in the ground.

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