Using a post-repair spur can be a very cost, and time-efficient means of fixing a wooden fence post rotted off at the base.
If the fence supported by the post is not in a sound condition, it may be more cost-effective in the long term to consider replacing the post and all or a portion of the fence instead of using a post-repair spur. Our Sales Team will be happy to help you compare costs.
Gate posts that have rotted at the base should be replaced. Trying to repair a gate post with a spur is generally not a good idea.
Tip. If you spot your fence is wobbling around because a post has rotted off, prop it up and try to support the fence as best, you can. This will reduce the chance of the rest of the fence being damaged as well. Repair with a spur, or replace the post as soon as possible.
The basic idea is to dig down, using a chisel and point bar to knock a hole through any concrete used, usually on the inside face of the post. Making the hole big enough to take the type of spur you have chosen and about half the length of the spur deep. (usually about 60cm (2ft) to 75cm (2ft 6ins)
If the hole is too shallow, the spur will not fully support the post.
The spur is lowered into the hole and fixed into position using quick-setting post-mix and either secured to the post with bolts if you have access to both sides of the fence or Coach screws/Landscape screws.