Corner posts keep all sides of livestock fencing taut and intact. Learn about three different types of fence corners.
Two or three 6- to 8-inch-diameter wooden posts are connected with diagonal or horizontal posts and tightly twisted wire. This arrangement in a multipost corner keeps the ends of the posts vertical, despite the lateral pressure exerted by the pull of the fence wire.
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Weighted cribs use a series of criss-crossed 4- to 6-inch-diameter rot-resistant logs, spiked together to create a vertical cage covering a 3- to 4-foot-wide square area.
With the coarse threads of the screw buried 2 or 3 feet deep into undisturbed soil, the earth anchor will stay secure even if the surrounding soil freezes and heaves.