Wood posts are used extensively due
to availability, ease of handling
and low cost. If you want to minimize
maintenance costs, treat wood posts. Untreated wood which
contracts the ground decays in three to 12 years.
Presure Treated Posts:
Pressure-treated wooden posts are
usually better than ones treated with
a non pressure process, because the wood preservative is
forced into the wooden posts to a grater depth. Pressure treating can
add up to
25 percent to the fence cost but it extends post life by 20
Some types of preservative
treatments can be carried out on your operation.
Posts must be well-seasoned for these methods to work. Seasoning
normally takes two to four summer months, or a six to
eight-month winter period.