How to Straighten a Leaning Fence Post. Remove the soil around your leaning post and put it on some tarp so that you can easily refill the hole and you don't leave a mess on your lawn. If you used cement footing for your post (this is recommended to reduce the risk of rot), you will need to break this out with a.
Instructions. Before removing the post, dig away some of the topsoil to expose the top of the concrete. Use a Sabre Saw to cut the nails holding the rails to the post. Dig away the rest of the soil around the concrete footing so the post and footing can be removed.
The quick fix shown in this article will stabilize the fence post and prevent. the post back and forth and loosened it from the surrounding concrete and soil.
Start by breaking up the old concrete footing with a 3-pound sledgehammer and cold chisel. If other posts are also leaning, break the footing around them, too. Drive a stake into the ground to brace the fence, and then screw the stake to the brace with a single screw. Plumb the fence, and then clamp it to the brace.