Which fence posts should I choose? Mainly, it depends on the amount of finance you are willing to invest, and of course on aesthetic preferences.
You can make pillars for the fence with your own hands from concrete, brick, wood. Let's find out the characteristics of the supports made of these materials, and analyze the features of their installation.
|Fence with brick pillars||Wood pillars cannot be call cheap, but they have a short operational life. Even when processing the material with special antiseptic agents, they will not last more than 10 years. If your choice fell on wooden supports, process them with copper sulfate solution. Their use is possible when installing fences for the front garden, low hedge or temporary fence.|
|Concrete fence posts||Asbestos-cement pipes can be called economical, at the same time they are quite durable, resistant to rotting. However, the installation of the lag to them is difficult, so you have to use different clamps and clamps. Another significant disadvantage is the need to close the pipe surface from precipitation. Otherwise, when installing such pillars on clay soil with poor drainage system and the absence of a protective umbrella on the pipe water accumulates in it. As a result, when the frost freezes, the water freezes, the pipe is bursting and it bursts.|
|Foundation||Metal racks are most relevant. They have high operational, technological, strength and quality characteristics, while at an affordable price. If moisture gets in, such pipes can also burst, but this is unlikely to somehow affect their service and cause trouble to the owner.|
|Installation of pillars||Concrete columns are mainly made independently, since the purchase of finished products has a high price. The process of their production is time consuming, however, it pays off for a long period of use.|
|Drainage device of fence posts||Brick supports are very beautiful, but heavy. Their installation requires a foundation and ligation with each other. The installation of such pillars consists of the installation of a metal pipe and its facing with bricks. It is worth noting, however, that if the installation technology is not adhered to, the poles will begin to warp and fall apart, as a result, there is no trace of an aesthetic and rich look.|
Mounted columns can to resist the effects of negative factors, without deforming and not warping at the same time. The root cause of support deformation is heaving soil. When using a concrete mixture, groundwater cannot pass through the barrier and, freezing, push the column to the surface, and in the case of rubble, the water goes down below the soil freezing and absorbs into the soil without affecting the pillars.
Construction of a brick fence Installation on heaving soil sooner or later will lead to sad consequences, and instead of strengthening the measures of influence on it, it is enough to turn it into an unleveling one by laying a rubble drainage pad.It should be noted that the hole should be dug at a level below freezing, and the rack is enough to dig a third of its total length. In this case, it will serve for a long time and will stand securely, without causing problems.
In the same way, it is worthwhile to install brick pillars, after having built a drainage pad under the foundation.
These are all the basic principles that should be remembered and followed when building a fence, regardless of the place of its construction and purpose. This will allow to do without the repair work and the replacement of the lop-sided pillars with new ones.
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