Installing a new fence in your house on yard is going to make that space much more enjoyable. If you have a large family, with pets and children, a fenced in yard is going to be so much more usable. And if you if you do have a large family, you'll definitely want a fencing material that is durable and reliable. Most importantly, you need to make sure that your fence is properly installed. The most difficult part of fence installation is installing the post. If the posts are set solid in the soil, your fence will be strong. This article explains how to set fence post in soil using concrete footing.

Digging the Post Holes

The first step is to dig the holes for your footing. The depth of your footing holes mainly depends on the height of your fence. While there aren't exactly set rules or regulations, it is always a good idea to make sure that your fence posts are at least half as deep as the post will be tall. So, if you are going to have a 5' tall fence, you want 2.5' of the post underground. If this were the case, you want to buy posts that are at least 7'. This gives you a little bit of wiggle room, and enables you to cut off the top of the post when they are all set to make sure they are the same height.

Digging the holes for your post is much easier if you use a post digging shovel. Post digger's are worthwhile investment if you have to dig multiple holes in your soil. What's your holes are deep enough, make sure to strongly press and tamp down the sides. You don't want to have crumbly, loose soil.

Pouring and Mixing the Concrete

The next step is to prepare the concrete. Some people make the mistake of mixing the concrete with water before pouring it into the hole. In reality, you get much better results if you pour the concrete mixture and water into the hole, around the post, at the same time. Then, you stir them together and wait for them to dry.

Most fencing products have a modular design which means that the rails will be easily attached to the post without any tools. In the end, the installation of your post is probably going to be the most difficult part of the entire job. Contact a company, like W & W Services, for more help.