To install a vinyl fence, start by using a power auger or a post-hole digger to dig the holes for your fence posts. Make sure that the holes are 10 inches in diameter and deep enough to hold â…“ the length of your post, plus 6 inches for a layer of gravel.
Setting Posts for Your Fence. After the gravel is added, fill the hole with concrete. Tap the hollow post into the concrete so the concrete fills the center portion of the post in the hole. Install end and corner main posts first.
Stretch a string line tightly along the proposed fence run, locate the corner posts and dig 3-ft.-deep postholes. Plumb the posts and fill the holes with concrete. Start by picking up a fence permit application from the local building inspections department, along with local fence regulations.
If you are installing a new fence know that most vinyl fence manufacturers recommend installing the hollow post with a wood or metal insert to add stability.
Prepare the vinyl fence posts by first cutting a pressure-treated 5×5 into 24-inch-