Can you reuse fence posts with concrete?
Pulling up an existing fence post to reuse can be quite a task. Posts with concrete at the base are the most difficult to remove and reuse because the concrete base is larger than the post, which makes pulling it up through the ground much harder.
How do you get rid of ground spikes?
- Thoroughly wet the dirt, or wait until you have had some heavy rains to soften it.
- Dig down with the trowel to expose a couple of inches of the spike.
- Bash the tip of the spike sideways with a sledge hammer or large mallet.
- Tug the spike out of the ground.
- If it resists, bash it some more.
How do you get stakes out of frozen ground?
Use a rock to hammer the stake down at the start of your trip. When removing, use it to hammer and break up the sides of the ground by the stake. This will loosen the ground around it and allow you to pull it out with ease. It’s often the top of the ground, which has trapped the water and frozen so hard.
Can you reuse metal fence posts?
Whether the fence is over your property line, or maybe the fence was installed badly, you can actually pull chain link fence posts and reuse them. Just be sure to avoid damaging the posts if you try to remove the concrete anchor that holds them in place.