How to Set Posts in Concrete (without mixing)
Using Fast-Setting concrete mix for metal or wooden fence posts
Setting posts without mixing. Whether you are building a fence, setting a mailbox, or even a basketball goal, the best way to make sure your post will stay sturdy and true for years is to set it in QUIKRETE Concrete Mix. The quickest and easiest way to set your post is to use QUIKRETE Fast-Setting Concrete because there is no mixing. You simply pour it into the
hole dry. Then, add water. When digging your post hole, it is important that the diameter of your hole be three times the width of your post, so the hole for a 4 inch wood post should be about 12 inches wide. The depth of your post should be 1/3 to 1/2 of post height, above ground, so a six foot tall fence would require a hole depth of at
least two feet. It is also recommended to add about six inches to the hole depth for the addition of gravel. Once you have dug your post hole, add about six inches of QUIKRETE All-Purpose gravel into the bottom of the hole. Then, compact and level the gravel, using the post or a 2x4. Set the post into the hole. Then, use a level to position the post perfectly vertically.
Fill the hole with QUIKRETE Fast-Setting Concrete, up to three to four inches below ground level. Next, pour about a gallon of water into the hole. Allow the water to saturate the concrete mix. Fast-Setting Concrete will set hard in about 20 to 40 minutes. Wait about four hours to begin constructing your fence or...
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