Setting An Upright

Using stirrups or uprights to support a post out of the ground is a great way to provide longevity for your fence or structure as the wooden post is less likely to suffer any rot.  

If you are setting uprights or stirrups to install a pergola post or posts to support a roof structure please refer to the pergola manufacturer to ensure bagged concrete mix is appropriate.  If a defined strength of concrete is required then its time to have pre-mixed concrete delivered via a truck.

Tools you will need:

  • Spirit level
  • Tape measure
  • String line
  • Post shovel or long handled shovel
  • Shovel
  • Measuring jug
  • Hose or bucket
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Spray marker paint
  • Rod for tamping
  • Trowel

Recommended products

Although you can use any product from the Cement Australia concrete range, we recommend Concrete Mix for strength & durability.


Before you get started read the complete article and refer to the Hints & Tips Section HERE 

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