Common questions

What is a tapered fence post?

What is a tapered fence post?

Tapered posts are peeled by a high-speed machine that follows the contour of the log. The finished post has the characteristics of each piece of wood. Because the tree is tapered, the post is tapered. These posts are measured by the small end. The advantage of a tapered post is that you get more wood for the money.

Do treated fence posts rot?

Cracks allow moisture to penetrate the wood, thus leading to rot. When it comes to rot prevention, you should treat the post above ground and the wood post below ground. The bottom of the post is most susceptible to rot, as it’s in constant contact with moisture from the ground.

How long do treated fence posts last in concrete?

Concrete is more durable but wooden fence posts treated and installed correctly can easily last up to 20+ years. Simply setting the posts in concrete does create a condition that will accelerate rot in the bottom of the posts. With pressure-treated posts, the rot will be slow.

How long do treated 4×4 fence posts last?

The length of time that you can keep a treated post in the ground depends on a few different factors. Generally speaking, in the optimal conditions, it can last as long as 40 years. More commonly, though, it will last around 20 years.

Which end of fence post goes in ground?

As a general rule, an 8 foot post needs to be placed so that two feet of it are in the ground.

What to put on fence posts to stop rotting?

How to Protect Wooden Fence Posts From Rotting

  1. Set the wooden fence posts in a cool, dry area with plenty of air circulation so the wood can dry.
  2. Brush the bottom third or bottom half of the fence post with waterborne copper naphthenate, a wood preservative that is free of arsenic and chromium.

Where can I buy pressure treated wood fence posts?

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What can you do with wood fence posts?

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Where can I get southern yellow pine treated posts?

TImber posts in Abilene Zoo pathway. American Pole & Timber supplies southern yellow pine treated poles and posts for projects anywhere in American — and often beyond. We ship directly to your project from one of our locations or supply partners.

Which is better treated posts or treated Poles?

Treated posts and poles used for marine or shoreline construction should be treated to a higher retention level than poles and posts for farm and ranch or residential projects. The life of your marine structure will be greatly affected by ensuring you are using the proper treatment for your project.