Great Product. Have used them for years.
I’ve been building for better than twenty years and decay is commonly misunderstood. Many believe that moisture is the cause of decay when it is actually one of the conditions needed for decay to occur.
Post decay occurs when the soil dwelling fungi use the wood fiber as their food source. That’s why the treatment in a pressure treated post is a pesticide not moisture protection. They basically poison the wood fiber so that the fungi won’t feed on it.
The Post Protector is a barrier between the
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soil and the post.
It’s another layer of protection working in conjunction with the treatment.
It allows me to put the post in the ground with no soil contact.
No soil contact means no decay.
I’ve tried the $150, 150 lb. perma column once. Its purpose is the same as the Post Protector, to eliminate soil-to-post contact. At 150 lbs. and $150, it certainly is not easy to use or to pay for and definitely not DIY friendly.
Having used Post Protector for years building pole barns and a couple of decks, I can say that it is the simple, affordable, effective way to protect in-ground posts, period