Setting Fence Posts: Installing Concrete Footing

When setting fence posts, installing concrete footing can fit your fence building needs, but you must then decide whether to mix your own or have ready-mixed concrete delivered by truck.

A concrete footing. Even though the concrete hardening (technically known as curing) process begins quickly, you should leave the posts undisturbed for at least two days after pouring the concrete.
Illustration by Melanie Powell