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Old 06-03-04, 06:46 AM
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I am preparing to put up 3 sections of a stockade fence for privacy along the side of my house and my neighbors backyard. I am in an area where the water table is quite high - when I pulled (by hand) out posts from the previous chain link fence, the 3 foot hole immediately filled with water to about 1 foot below the surface. My question - do I need to mix concrete before putting into my new holes or can I just dig the hole, set the post and fill with the dry concrete?
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Old 06-05-04, 03:21 PM
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With a water table like that, I wouldn't use concrete. The ground water will destroy it before it sets if you mix it (even very dry) before putting it in the hole, and if you pour redimix straight from the bag to the hole, the water won't mix with it.

Put the posts in the hole and tamp pea gravel of small crushed rock around the posts.
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