What is Postcrete?

Why We Love Postcrete

When wanting to build structures such as fences, gates and decking, the priority is to make sure they are reliable and super sturdy. Creating a solid foundation is therefore key. After-all, you want to enjoy your effort and hard work for many years to come! Posts for your fences and gates are something you don’t want to skimp on. You will also want to ensure these are fixed down well. Postcrete offers you a fast and easy solution for this job!

Getting to grips with Postcrete is a fairly straight forward process. You just need to know how to use it and how much to use. For how much to use, see our guide later in this blog. After you’ve worked this out, it really is a quick and easy two-step process. This is because the cement has already been blended with several aggregates to provide an incredibly high strength solution. It’s also suitable for all types of posts made from a variety of materials including timber, metal, and concrete. Postcrete’s versatility and ease of use gives you options with speed. A must for avoiding any possible headaches or heated discussions with the family!  I think we’ve all been there holding the post whilst your partner screams at you to hold it straight whilst the concrete sets and your arm feels like it’s going to drop off!

How to use postcrete?

 The great thing about Postcrete is its simplicity and the fact that even the most unskilled and novice gardener will be able to use it with ease. As the mixture sets within 5-10 minutes in suitable conditions this also adds to its practicality. It means that garden projects can be started and finished within a day (even with those many cuppas along the way!) The most difficult part about using postcrete is digging the holes prior to setting the posts in place.  This may require another set of hands and labour input. A great idea if you are happy to share the credit! Another good idea is to make sure that you have all the necessary tools and items to hand. This is due to the fast-setting times of Postcrete. Once all the holes have been dug, fill them with water halfway and put the post in place. Empty the bags of Postcrete in the holes and evenly around the posts. Mix both the Postcrete and water to create a thick paste. Adjust the post to make sure it is vertically straight using a spirit level.  Support in the correct position until the mix has hardened. Warning - this doesn’t take long to go off, so if you don’t want a Leaning Tower of Pisa - be quick at this stage! Be sure to cover the postcrete with soil and create an even, seamless surface that shows no traces of any previous holes. 

 

How much Postcrete per post?

 The exact amount of Postcrete you need to use per post will vary. It will also depend on the size of the hole and size of post used. The hole will need to be three times wider than the post and as deep as a 1/3 of the post’s height. The table below provides an indication of how much postcrete. This depends on factors such as length of post, size of hole and size of post.

Post Size

Hole Size (Width x Height)

Number of bags required

Square 75mm (3”)

 

1.8m Length

1.8m Length

2.4m Length

2.4m Length

3.0m Length

3.0m Length

3.6m Length

3.6m Length

 

 

150mm x 600mm

200mm x 600mm

150mm x 800mm

200mm x 800mm

150mm x 1000mm

200mm x 1000mm

150mm x 1200mm

200mm x 1200mm

 

 

¾ Bag

1 Bag

¾ Bag

1 Bag

1 ½ Bags

1 ¾ Bags

2 Bags

2 Bags

Square 100mm (4”)

 

1.8m Length

1.8m Length

2.4m Length

2.4m Length

3.0m Length

3.0m Length

3.6m Length

3.6m Length

 

 

250mm x 600mm

300mm x 600mm

250mm x 800mm

300mm x 800mm

250mm x 1000mm

300mm x 1000mm

250mm x 1200mm

300mm x 1200mm

 

 

1 ½ Bags

2 Bags

1 ¾ Bags

2 ½ Bags

2 Bags

2 ¾ Bags

3 Bags

3 ½ Bags

 

We hope you find this blog of use. It highlights the straightforward procedure of using Postcrete. From Fencing, Hanging Gates and installing Decking foundations, Postcrete really can offer a quick and easy solution. Just remember to make sure that your holes are the right size and depth so that they stay firmly in place. If you do need any further information or advice, then please do not hesitate to contact our sales team who will be happy to assist!

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