Sand soil is probably the most permeable type of soil where it is not good to build any of your foundations because it is most likely to erode. But, of course, not everything goes as planned. You might find yourself on a summer trip where you really need to dig into the sandy soil.
So, when the time comes that you need to build a fence or you need to dig into sandy soil to bury your fence post or maybe an umbrella or whatever that you might need to burry there. You can look at this article to find some guidelines that you may use.
- Measure your fence post
Your fence post might be made of vinyl, wood or metal, regardless of what it is made of, you still need to measure its dimensions for you to know how deep your excavation should be.
- Prepare your materials
In digging a post-hole you can use a shovel or a manual post-hole digger. You should also make sure that you have a pair of gloves to avoid splinters or any hand injury.
- Start Digging
As you start digging make sure that you dig a hole that is at least three feet deep and three times the diameter of the fence post.
- Stabilize the Hole
Make sure that the end of the hole forms a bowl shape. Tap the sides and the corner to make the surroundings firm. You can also put a few splashes of water to make it a bit sticky.
- Place the Pole
In placing the pole or fence post, make sure that it is at the center then add some gravel or rocks around the pole to help stabilize.
You can put back the sand into the hole to fill up the spaces in between the rocks or you can use a quick dry concrete to solidify the base or foundation of the pole.