It can be tempting to mix concrete for your fence posts in the holes themselves, pouring dry ready-mix and then adding water with a hose. However, this often results in an uneven set with poor long-term strength. It’s best to mix the concrete in a wheelbarrow or bucket beforehand and thoroughly mix to fully distribute water.
This video has some important tips regarding mixing and setting concrete, including what to do with non-solid posts like chain link or vinyl fencing. It’s vital that the posts be set in cement and not soil. Even sand or gravel still promotes movement and rot in wooden posts as moisture is absorbed.
To ensure that your new fence is properly installed, contact the trained and licensed fence professionals at Paramount Fence. We also provide a full range of fencing materials for your home or business. To learn more about our fencing products and services, call 630-239-2714.