Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 41
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Norm 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.
May 4, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sam 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.
April 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaveG Appears this may actually work as advertised
This was very easy to install on posts - some posts were a tighter fit than others though (from moisture content, milling of posts, ...). Easy directions to follow. One can review the overall concept and see how it is supposed to work to keep out moisture. Only time will tell if it works as it's advertised. I would definitely recommend it to others and use on future projects where you are putting posts in the ground.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Birch14 So far, so ----
Thoughts so far on installing these PS to make fence
July 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TechMonkey Good quality for a useless plastic sleeve
Sturdy construction, but EXTERNAL measurement is 4" x 4" which means the interior size is too small to fit a standard 4x4 post inside without shaving down the post. (Which is a major pain for the bottom 28 inches of each post.)
These are heading to the trash can instead of the ground.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jarhead Great product
Having this product is a must for building a stable fence that will last.
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KW 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.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DSchak Awesome invention!
While trying to figure out how to set wooden posts w/o the worry of them rotting and having to dig them up to replace them, I came across these little jewels. Simply pour the concrete around these sleeves, then you can remove/replace wooden posts with ease! Only drawback is you have to buy a package of 4.
May 24, 2016