Repairing and Replacing Fence Posts

Fence-building and home improvement expert Jeff Beneke explains the process of repairing and replacing fence posts that have decayed or rotted.

In order to repair decayed fence posts, wood blocks and a temporary brace are used. The new post is bolted to the decayed post, stretching 2 to 3 feet above the ground and using 1/2 inch by 8 inch carriage bolts.
Illustration by Melanie Powell