I have a couple of broken fence posts. I want to use spikes to put in new posts for my fence. I have a 6 foot wooden fence. Will the spikes hold well?
You can get away with spikes. But i would remove the existing and install new posts with fresh concrete.
If you are just doing two you are about 280.00 or more each.
If the section of fence is in the windage direction i would definitely go with full replacement. If non windage you can get away with the spikes.
Hope this helps.
If you're looking for a quick fix / bandaid solution, sure, use the spikes (personally I would NEVER).
If you want a long term fix, auger down a minimum of 4ft. In order to not use any new lumber (for fence sections), the new posts would need to go exactly where the old ones are. That means pulling the old ones out. Typically, to remove a post, I would cut it at ground level, sledge it down a few inches & cover it. Then I'd simply reconfigure the section width etc to not land on the old ones.
Once this is done, nobody's the wiser. You'll get several more years out of the posts if done properly opposed to the spikes.
Best of luck....
Spikes can be a good interim fix for broken posts. Ideally, the old post should come out of the ground and a new one installed. Sometimes the concrete in the ground will be in the way when installing a spike. For the new post, find out why the old post failed and eliminate that problem.
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