Dig into the ground around the post that needs to be reiforced. Determine how the post was originally installed. Some fence posts are simply stuck into the ground, while others are supported by material such as gravel or concrete.
Determine the state of the current support. If there is no support system other than dirt, or the support has eroded or begun to lose its effectiveness, replace it. Pour gravel or concrete into the hole and insert the post. Allow appropriate time to settle or dry, depending on your material.
Add additional wooden pieces to help support the fence posts. If the fence post is supported by gravel or dirt, dig a little deeper next to the fence post on both sides. Acquire sturdy wooden pieces; 2-by-4s will do work. Insert the new wood into the holes on both sides of the post and fill the hole with dirt or gravel. Nail or screw the new wood onto the post to provide greater support.
Things You Will Need
- Gravel or cement
- Wooden pieces
- Metal supports
- Products such as the Fencemender, www.fencemender.com, can be purchased to assist with reinforcing wooden fences without have to replace any parts.