Digging Postholes for Your Fence. Dig the hole 6 inches deeper than needed to allow for gravel backfill before the hole is filled with concrete. Main (terminal) and gateposts should be set 6 inches deeper for extra strength. Backfill each hole with 6 inches of gravel to drain water away from the bottom of the post.
To install a vinyl fence, start by using a power auger or a post-hole digger to dig the holes for your fence posts. Make sure that the holes are 10 inches in diameter and deep enough to hold â…“ the length of your post, plus 6 inches for a layer of gravel.
dig holes for posts using post hole digger. Mark the Fence Location. temporarily brace posts with 2 x 4 s. Temporarily Set the Posts. Run a String Line. Run a string line from the top edges of the corner posts. snap ends of top and bottom rails into holes. Assemble the Fence Panels. Permanently Set the Posts.
Vinyl fences come either panelized or as board-and-rail systems. Like wood fences, they look great as long as you set the posts plumb and in a straight line.
Erecting a low-maintenance, long-lasting vinyl fence with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and fencing contractor Mike McLaughlin.
Wood rots and metal rusts but the worst thing that will happen to vinyl is discoloration. Even that issue can be remedied with paint. Installing a vinyl fence isn't .