Concrete trim


Old 04-18-04, 01:04 AM
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Concrete trim

I have a concrete trim around my whole house thats about 3ft in width. If you could imagine an L shape fence with the end of the L connecting to the house, now my question is how can I set a metal post in existing concrete without making a mess, and will a metal post be strong enough to support a gate/door?
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Old 04-18-04, 05:41 AM
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It may be possible to have a large plate mounted to the base of the post and bolt that to the concrete.

Otherwise, cut out a section of the concrete and bore a hole for the post and the concrete to be poured around it. Normally, a post is mounted 24- 36 inches into the ground, one-third of its length for a gate post. This should go below the frost line. The hole for a gate post would be 6 to 8 inches in diameter. Once the work is complete, you can finish the concrete at the surface to blend in with the existing concrete. This would take a little over a cubic foot of concrete.

Hope this helps.
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