removing old posts


Old 05-26-04, 08:25 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
removing old posts

I need to remove 6" round posts from a split rail fence before I build my new fence. They are set in concrete. My ? is..............How to remove. I am not to sure about diging them up, and I will not be using the holes. What is the best way to get the posts out deep enough to cover with sod.
Sponsored Links
Old 05-28-04, 04:56 AM
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 9,238
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
If the concrete is a couple of inches below grade, you could simply cut off the posts at the top of the concrete and sod over them. Or, cut them off and add a little fill along the fence line to put the concrete about 2" deep, then sod.

I have also had some luck removing old concrete post collars by wetting the ground around them thoroughly, loosening the soil with a digging bar, and using the post as a lever to loosen the concrete and lift it out. But if the post is rotten at the top of the concrete, it will just snap off. Either way, it's gone.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: