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Leaning fence

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Halitosis, 28 Oct 2018.

  1. Halitosis

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    A little fencing advice please... one of our fences has started to lean (no doubt the 25 year old posts are giving up) but they're in the middle of a long run that we'd rather not replace (yet).
    I can easily push it back to upright - about a foot of movement - and am looking to prop it back up to last another year or 4.
    Any suggestions on best approach? perhaps fill the small gap with postcrete, or drive some sort of stake/wedge down there?
    Thanks in advance
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  2. HERTSDRAINAGE2010

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    Thanks Andy, though my fence posts were set in postcrete first time around, so I don't think I could dig out the space for those posts without having to dig up my slabs and using a hammer drill. Any easier (though less effective) solutions?
     
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    The fence post normally rots where it meets the ground, so the only answer is to replace or fit a concrete spur. Lifting up the slab next to it and using a breaker is not normally a long job, all depends how old/fit you are.

    Andy
     
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    It's worth a go, but class it as a temporary repair.

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    Since there's bushes there anyway, a couple of 45deg braces would be a temporary fix
     
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    'scuse my ignorance scbk, but what are they (tried googling but not finding anything that might resemble a fix for me)?
     
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    2 scraps of wood, a thicker bit hammered in the ground as a very short post, and a plank at an angle between it and the broken fencepost, to hold the fence vertical.

    You can probably get a couple of these braces in either side of the bush
     

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    If that ones rotted the rest won't be far behind..
     
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