The first time was in the winter when there were 100 mph wind gusts. We called professionals, and they charged us about $1000 to mend about 20 feet of fence.
The second time, I fixed it myself, and put a good, solid amount of fence post concrete around the post.
And this year, it failed again. I was thinking, I’ll sink the post hole 4 feet into the ground instead of 2 feet – that should hold for a good long time. But then, I took a good look at what had broken. The concrete base was still solid and stable. It was an effort to dig it out and break it up for disposal. I turned my attention to the post, itself.
Last July, I decided to try a different approach.
The cost for everything – lumber, concrete, bracket, and hardware – was about $135.07 – which my neighbor split with me, so $67.53 each.