Model # PS 4x4x28

Internet #202935310

PostShield 4 in. x 4 in. x 28 in. Protective Sleeve for 4 in. Square Wood Posts (4-Pack)
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PostShield

4 in. x 4 in. x 28 in. Protective Sleeve for 4 in. Square Wood Posts (4-Pack)

$41.10 /package

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Product Overview

Description: Post Shield makes 4x4 wood post installation, replacement, and repair faster, safer, and simpler. Its design lets the wood breathe, lengthening post life, while protecting the post from standing water, weed eaters and mowers, insects in the dirt, and even chemicals in concrete and asphalt. With Post Shield, installation and replacement takes just minutes, with no "bracing" required to set a post plumbed and perfectly vertical. Post Shield is for use Every Where a 4x4 wood post goes in the ground. Though it is not structural (the post itself provides that function) it is designed for use with fences, deck footings, gates, retaining walls, planter boxes, mailboxes, and signs.

  • Fits a true 3 1/2- 3 9/16 in. square wood post
  • 28 in. Long, may be stacked for deeper applications
  • 4 Sleeves per pack
  • UV impregnated PVC construction
  • Green product and recyclable
  • Posts last longer, they breathe, water drains and evaporates while concrete, dirt, and asphalt won't come in contact with the post, keeping those damaging chemicals away from the wood
  • Plumb posts in seconds, just a level on the top before inserting the post and it will be perfectly plumbed and vertical, no more bracing a post while concrete dries or atanding on a ladder to trim post length
  • Gate center supports can be removed quickly for use with RV, boat, or trailer entry and exit
  • Mailboxes, raised flower beds, pet areas; all installed and replaced easily and safely
  • Color blends with nature, but is paint-able, if desired

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Customer Questions & Answers

Frost line is 42", how can I use these if they are only 28" long?

Asked by: Tom
The point of this is to protect the post at and around ground level. Below that, excepting the bottom of the post if you do it right, concrete protects the post.
Answered by: breaux
Date published: 2016-09-16

Will this allow me to remove the post when needed? I don't have a drive through gate on my privac...

Will this allow me to remove the post when needed? I don't have a drive through gate on my privacy fence. I was thinking I could remove the fence panel and pull out the post when needing access to back yard.
Asked by: Tony
No it will be very difficult once you set in concrete or even pack. Look at the pictures of the other reviews. They are warped.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-01-20

Do they make a 4" x 6" size?????????????

Asked by: GOOSE
Hi GOOSE, and thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. The PostShield 4 in. x 4 in. x 28 in. Protective Sleeve for 4 in. Square Wood Posts (4-Pack) only comes in 4 in. x 4 in. x 28 in. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: HomeDepot
Date published: 2016-08-17

Are these sleeves cuttable lengthwise. Neighborhood cats have destroyed the first 2' of the post...

Are these sleeves cuttable lengthwise. Neighborhood cats have destroyed the first 2' of the posts on my gazebo and wondering if I could put these around the posts above ground to preserve the posts from further damage?
Asked by: DKid
Much cheaper solutions are already out there for your application. What you are looking for is called a post sleeve. It comes in a variety of forms, but the simplest ones are just hollow covers for a post, typically a deck post. I think you can buy something that can fit around the posts rather than having to be cut, then maneuvered around the post. You could look for a "column wrap". You might also want to think outside the box and design a simple pedestal layer at the bottom that you can R&R after the cats tear it up. There might be some kind of wood that the cats wouldn't like to scratch, too.
Answered by: Birch
Date published: 2017-01-22

I want to put a birdhouse on a post at least 8 feet tall. How long and deep in the ground?

Asked by: Benny
I would use a ten foot post with two feet of it in the ground. It shouldn't be an issue for a birdhouse no matter what the frost depth was. One of these sleeves would be desired/required.
Answered by: DaveG
Date published: 2016-08-10

Can these be painted or do they come in black?

Can these be painted or do they come in black?
Asked by: Ryan
Hi Ryan, unfortunately we do not offer the 4 in. x 4 in. x 28 in. Protective Sleeve for 4 in. Square Wood Posts in black on Homedepot.com. Per our vendor, the 'color blends with nature, but is paint-able, if desired'. This information can be found in the 'product overview' section.We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-11-18

Is it sealed on the bottom as well?

Asked by: tucsonguyt
Once you pour concrete you just made a swimming pool. There is a gap large enough to where the wind blows soil into the gap over time, now you have a planter box. We had weeds growing out the side before my wife went out and put silicon around the gap.
Answered by: Norm
Date published: 2016-06-04

are these strong enough to use for adding an extention to an exsisting post?

Asked by: und
Absolutely not! Use 2x4s on each side. Toe nail the 4x4 extension to the existing post. Then cut a 2x4 twice the length of your extension, eg if its 1' cut a 2' 2x4. Place them on both sides of the 4x4 and nail or screw into the sides of the existing post. You can even cut a 45 degree on the bottoms for aesthetics.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-01-20
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Customer Reviews

4 in. x 4 in. x 28 in. Protective Sleeve for 4 in. Square Wood Posts (4-Pack) is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage! I was probably one of the first dummy's to fall for these. 2 years and my Redwood posts ... Garbage! I was probably one of the first dummy's to fall for these. 2 years and my Redwood posts are already starting to rot, or showing signs. They are very ugly and regardless of whats advertised they do fade, very much regret buying this gimmick. The plastic, each unit very s a bit in size. I have one post with a 1/2 gap and weeds are growing...duh and I have a PHD...
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 4 stars if not bent... I bought a couple orders prior to this review, and had an overall good view of this product. The only downside at the time being was the price point (at 10 bucks per unit, the cost seems pretty excessive) and the fact that I had to wait for shipping (it took about 10 days for the first order). Otherwise, the product was as described and worked how I imagined. I recommended it to a few people in fact. I'd give it, at that time, a 4 star rating. (If the price was better, 5 stars) The second time I order a few more- chalking up the cash for an item that I had now put some trust into. Unfortunately, after waiting for them to arrive, the units where not square in shape. They were warped in such bad condition that you could not possibly put anything close to a 4x4 into the sleeve. The material is thick enough that you can not bend it back into the proper shape, so that tells me that they left the warehouse/store that way, which is very poor service in my opinion. It's also frustrating to think I may have to wait many weeks to get a proper order back, by which time I was hoping to have my project complete. I have not yet returned the item, because of the great inconvenience, but will have to go through that process, so for the time being, I have to give the product 2 stars. If this had been my only order, I would give it 1 star, but the prior order tells me that the product, when sent in proper condition, is good.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this "post sleeve" for my Mail Box post ,so now if a snow plow truck snaps it off I should... I used this "post sleeve" for my Mail Box post ,so now if a snow plow truck snaps it off I should have an easier time replacing the mail box post. I only wish that I was able to buy only one sleeve not a package of four.I had to shim mail box post about 3/8 " in sleeve because post was not the exact same size of a 4 X 4 . Over all I was very happy with end results.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They are unsightly and a waste of money! My neighbor- Bless her heart had to have them after this being the 3rd fence we have replaced between us in 20 years. We had to use silicon to fill the gaps. They cracked where we used a rot board on the bottom of the fence- they are plastic. They are not made to keep a fence from rot they are made to be able to put another post in when it does rot. They fill with water...now why would I want to tear my fence part in another 7 years and replace it. I did my research and actually found a product that works which we bought and used on the other side. Seals the post completely to prevent rot,but I will not mention it here out of respect. Waste of money, very ugly and they are not all the same exact dimension. Can not nail into them without completely cracking them. We are going to remove the Sleeves and try and salvage our fence. My advise is do not waste your money, worse you will not be happy and stare at them for however many years they last wishing you would have just sloped the concrete away from the post. Im 66 years old and am that unhappy to take the time to write this review, I dont even like to write deposit slips at the bank. I like The Home Depot too, but those other reviews I just read, are from the people that make them! The only thing they would be good for is the guy who said he made a removable section, but it will wobble.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repairing 7 4x4 posts broken off in a windstorm by... Repairing 7 4x4 posts broken off in a windstorm by jackhammering the footings loose and sliding PostShields deep around the stumps before pouring new footings on top. The shields have worked very well indeed. My posts are actual 4x4s
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was a tight fit for moist pressure treated 4x4's. Had to do a little planning to insert the ti... It was a tight fit for moist pressure treated 4x4's. Had to do a little planning to insert the timber with some assurance that I could remove the post later since I was installing removable fence panels.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I wanted Product works as a sleeve over the 4x4, and fits well with no problem, but I wanted a sleeve with and enclosed bottom. Beware if you are looking for a "post protector" brand enclosed bottom sleeve, this is not it.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money! Plastic fades and does not work period. They did not fit a standard 3x1/2 /x 3 1/2 post without having to plane down the side with a door planer. Then they have a gap in areas around where I set my post and water sits in there like a pool. I have no idea what I was thinking when I purchased these. Try to return a couple and well, I still have them, actually they are at the recycle because they went in the can. The product is not able to be nailed into for a rot board. They are made to pull out your post when it rots, well they speed up that process because dirt and debris blow, grow on the gaps and is a perfect climate for rot. Now why would I want to tear my fence down in a few years to replace the post? I have to remove the entire fence which the boards will crack etc- then replace it. I should have just crowned the concrete as I have been reading and finally did. Makes total sense to keep the dirt from the post but this plastic product, which has already faded was the stupidest thing I might have ever bought. I'm a contractor and build million dollar homes- what was I thinking? Just tired of replacing my fence every 6 years. JUST CROWN THE CONCRETE! Do your research people. I did find a better product but I would not disrespect Home Depot by mentioning it, but slope, crown, or bring the concrete up above the ground around each post.
Date published: 2016-04-25
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