Post concrete level. Above ground?


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Old 05-18-24, 02:52 PM
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Post concrete level. Above ground?

I got a new metal fence. The contactor set all posts (2x2 for fence, 4x4 for gate) in concrete below the soil level. I would like to add more concrete to raise the level above ground for corrosion protection. How would you advise? In the photo the PVC pipe shows the ground level. Thank you.


 

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There is no photo.
 
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Old 05-19-24, 05:46 AM
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Advise about what? Are you asking how to mix or pour concrete? Do you need help with how to form around each post?
 
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Old 05-19-24, 10:36 AM
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No matter what I do the photo wouldn't upload. Would you advise against raising the concrete height above the soil level? Rephrased, is there a good reason why a professional fence installer kept the concrete below the soil level?
 
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I'm not the pro fence guy, but if I were to install a fence with or without metal posts, I'd leave the concrete below ground level for 2 reasons. First, looks/appearance. Secondly & most importantly, I wouldn't hit the concrete with the lawn mower etc.
That's just me. Just FWIW, I don't have an issue with you extending the height of the concrete to prevent the metal post from rusting but, if that was my point, I'd just spray some anti-corrosion something on the bottom of the post near the ground. Something like undercoating for a vehicle. Then, if I wanted to, I spray over that with some silver paint to match the post color.
However, AFAIK, I dont think I've ever seen the concrete securement above grade. Apparently, that's the common practice & those (assumingly) galvanized posts aren't going to rust anytime soon, in my opinion.
 
 

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