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.

Mortar tubs are usually large enough to mix one large bag of concrete mix with water. A mortar hoe, with two holes in its blade, speeds the mixing process, but a standard garden hoe will work nearly as well.
Illustration by Melanie Powell