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.

After the post hole has been filled with concrete, use a margin trowel to smooth the surface and form a slope away from the post. If you don’t have a margin trowel handy, use a putty knife or a flat piece of wood.
Illustration by Melanie Powell