No matter why you're installing a fence, install steel fence posts first with this simple guide to ensure your fence has sturdy, long-lasting support.
Dig postholes three times wider than the post diameter: 6 to 8 inches for end and corner posts, 4 to 6 inches for line posts and 1/3 of the length of the pole plus 4 inches for gravel. Fill all the holes with 4 inches of gravel and tamp. Add 6 inches of concrete to the corner, gate and end postholes only.
Galvanized fence posts typically last longer than wood posts, extending the life of. durability of steel posts.. Follow manufacturer's instructions for installation.