Dig a hole using the post hole digger right next to one of the posts on either end of the rail you need to replace. Dig the hole down to the bottom of the post so you will be able to lift the post out.
Pull the post up and slide it over toward the hole you dug enough to be able to remove the damaged rail.
Remove the damaged rail. Insert the replacement rail in the place of the damaged rail.
Slide the post back into place and fill the dirt back in around the post and into the dug out hole. Pack the dirt around the post in with your feet to complete the repair.
Things You Will Need
- Post hole digger
- Replacement rail
- Inspect your fencing routinely as you do yard work to make sure it is in good condition.