Remove a rotten fence post quickly and easily with a shovel and sledge.
Yank the fence post out of the ground
after you've broken off enough concrete
to lighten the load.
If you have a rotting fence post that needs replacement, here's how to get the concrete
pier out of the ground.
It's not complicated, but you'll definitely work up a sweat. First, dig a semicircular
hole the same depth as the concrete, around one side of the pier. Make the
hole large enough so you can get a good swing at the concrete with a sledgehammer.
When about half the concrete is broken off, you and a helper should be able
to lift the post out of the hole. Sometimes the post breaks off during lifting. In
that case, tie a rope around the pier to lift it out.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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