set your posts place the first post in the hole at the corner of the highest grade ground height , check the ground mark, adjust post up or down if the mark is not level with the ground. position post at string corners in a vertically level position two sides level or plumb. mix concrete to a thick pour-able consistency.
however, for a deck, fence or pergola, post holes need to be right or something goes seriously wrong with carpentry layout, profitability and/or inspection. if theyre not the right shape and correct depth, they wont fly. ive dug and re-dug hundreds of post holes, both alone and with other people, who swear they know how to do it.
how to install pergola post brackets. for 6×6 pergola posts, 12 concrete forms are recommended. also, check your zone for the freeze depth to determine how deep your concrete support needs to be. in our zone, this is 30 deep. use a hand saw to cut the 12 concrete form to size. place the form into your dug hole.
how to deep to dig post holes for standalone pergola? i'm aiming to build a square wooden pergola, which will be standalone with a roof cover. the pergola posts will be 3 x 3 mtrs apart and an average height of 2.4mtrs and the roof will be a simple flat roof with laserlight/solarguard cover.
building a covered patio, how deep should posts be? blue sky. hi, here in the north east we typically have 4x4 pt posts sitting in 8 to 10 holes up to 4' deep. set the post, then fill with concrete. if memory servers me correctly, 2 80lb bags of quickrete will fill a 2'-3' hole with 4x4 in the center. and 'pergola' for ideas and designs
if you want a pergola thats smaller or larger, adjust the sizing as needed. use a post-hole digger to dig a hole 24 inches deep by 9 inches wide at each corner of the outlined. add 3 to 4 inches of gravel to each of the four holes.
i have sold our first pergola job and i have a few questions. although it may seem naive; i rather have the work done right than compromising my businesses name. so i subscribed to ct after coming here many times for advice. my question is on the setting of the post on a pergola.
how to build a pergola step seven to subtract from the measurement that you have a post set down psd amount, which is the depth of your beam minus the depth of the notch out on the post. finally, the amount the post will be above the ground is also required to be subtracted. to position the post place the post shoe in the hole
dig the first post hole. local building code will dictate post hole depth and diameter. typically, the diameter is triple the width of the post 12 inches for a 4-inch-by-4-inch post . the hole depth should be below the frost line. typically, this means to a depth of 30 inches 24 inches for post, 4 inches for gravel and 2 inches below ground
fence post depth, size, and anchoring systems can make or break your fence line. despite what some people believe, making a long-lasting fence is not always as simple as sinking a post in the ground and moving on to the next post. there are a few great tricks you should know before you start making holes with your post hole digger.
yeh i was thinking of using 600mm as well although im using 300 dia circular holes. do u know if its cheaper to use 200mm of gravel under the concrete footing so effectively the concrete depth is 400mm.
how to plan and post a perfect pergola. 1 a toro dingo's 16-inch auger makes short work of strht, 40-inch-deep holes for footings, or whatever depth will reach below frost line in your