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6 in. x 6 in. x 60 in. In-Ground Fence Post Decay Protection

$4399
  • In-Ground Post Decay Protection for posts in soil or concrete
  • Simple installation and Post Longevity increased by 250%
  • Pole Barn, Deck, Fence, Pergola, Mailbox, any post-foundation job
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Product Overview

For 18-years, Post Protector has provided simple, slide-on barrier protection for in-ground posts. It works in conjunction with the chemical preservative as an important additional layer of protection against soil-dwelling and atmospheric decay fungi and insect infestation. Its first important to understand decay. Many believe that moisture CAUSES decay. Moisture is not the cause of decay but is 1 of 3 conditions needed for decay to occur. The conditions: 1 Moisture, 2 Oxygen and 3 Suitable temperature. These conditions enable the soil-dwelling or atmospheric decay fungi, as well as termites and other subterranean insects, to feed on the wood fiber. So the Decay/Degradation of ground-contact wood is not CAUSED by moisture but by the action of wood destroying organisms feeding on the wood. The chemical preservatives protection strategy is to poison the wood fiber, rendering it an unsuitable food source for the wood destroying organisms. The downside to that approach is that all chemical preservatives eventually lose resistance to decay and insect infestation. Post Protector becomes the perfect complement to the pressure treated (or cedar) post by simply providing a physical barrier isolating the post so the wood-destroying organisms have NO access to the post.
  • Simple slide-on installation
  • Perfect for both Pro and DIY
  • Speed, affordability and strength of a direct burial post while wood destroying organism have no post access
  • HDPE lightweight, flexible and strong, 449-years of in-ground service life
  • Integral uplift protection feature with uplift protection hardware/installation instruction pack
  • Integral drainage feature
  • Minimizes chemical leaching into the environment
  • Attractive appearance-rich clay tone color with wood grain texture
  • Easily trims to desired height above grade
  • Stronger, faster and less expensive than concrete pier and steel bracket method
  • Weed-eater protection
  • Fits the typical 6 in. x 6 in. post with the actual dimensions of 5-½ in. x 5-½ in.
  • Can also be used to create a removable in-ground post
  • Toll free tech-line for expert product information/installation assistance
  • Item is a quantity of 1 Post Protector

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6 in. x 6 in. x 60 in. In-Ground Fence Post Decay Protection

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)
60 in
Actual post thickness (in.)
6 in
Actual post width (in.)
6 in
Product Depth (in.)
6 in
Product Height (in.)
60 in
Product Width (in.)
6 in

Details

Application Type
Corner,End,Gatepost,Line
Color Family
Beige
Color/Finish
Beige
Features
UV Protected
Includes
Hardware
Material
Composite
Number of Posts Included
1
Product Weight (lb.)
5 lb
Recommended Fastener
Screws
Returnable
90-Day
Shape
Square

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 day

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 24 reviews
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Just what I was looking for (I think)
I discovered that my post supporting an addition was rotted. Also of concern was that it was heaving during the coldest part of the winter (Vermont location). My hope is that this will prevent the heaving as it can slide slightly if the ground raises with frost. It will also help prevent ground contact which lead to the rotting of the previous post (even though it was pressure treated). Installation was easy. Won't really know how effective it is preventing rot for many years but the heaving typically happens in January so I will know in a few months. If it works well I have a second post to work on next year.
by VTboarder
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Worked as expected - fit the 6x6 perfectly I...
Worked as expected - fit the 6x6 perfectly I chose not to drill the weep holes as instructions listed - seemed counter productive in my wet soil conditions.
by HomeDepotCustomer
    easy to use and the 6x6 will last forever, Thanks
    easy to use and the 6x6 will last forever, Thanks
    by estimator
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    Even pressure treated wood will rot. So I bought these because it takes 50 years to degrade plast...
    Even pressure treated wood will rot. So I bought these because it takes 50 years to degrade plastic so I won't have to worry about the gate posts ever... a little extra thinking ahead will save a migraine later...
    by Tom1973
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    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    They fit well and were easy to install. I put...
    They fit well and were easy to install. I put silicone around the top edge to keep rain out. To early to tell if they will extend the life of the 6x6.
    by CHARLES
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    The shipper was amazingly fast. I had the product in...
    The shipper was amazingly fast. I had the product in two days from the time I placed the order. I love the product. The shipper came up with a great solution to wrapping my 8” post, using the 6” post protector. Post have been prevented from rotting and my building is up. Thank you Home Depot and Post Protector.
    by DON
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    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    Of course my 5 star review may be a bit premature. The only reason I say that is because only ti...
    Of course my 5 star review may be a bit premature. The only reason I say that is because only time will tell the true story with this product. That said, lets get into my experience so far..... Out of the box, I do not see how this product could do anything less than what it promises (protect your investment). Most anytime that someone uses a 6 x 6 post, that post will be part of the foundation for that given project. It only makes sense that if you insulate your ground contact lumber from the earthen elements (which we all know is sub par now that the EPA has put their mandates on the process) the longevity of that product will be extended for part of another generation. Bottom line is that when you build a project, do you want those who you pass it on to have to replace it. I didnt think so. If you compare an extra $15 to $20 per post to the cost of replacing that post and all it supports in 10 years, its a no brainer. I was a bit worried after past experience with other vinyl post overlays not fitting and needing to trim the posts with a rip saw. That is not the case with this product. If anything, they are a little oversize. If you dont think that the weep holes at the bottom will allow sufficient dissipation of any gathered moisture, simply use some caulk around the upper edge. However, I do not believe that would be an issue as long as proper drainage gravel is used at the bottom of the post hole. My experienced builder was even impressed. He had not heard of this product until I asked him to use it. He stated that this was such a smart idea and was excited to give it a try. Last but not least, I called the "Post Protector" company from the number on their web site late one evening after ordering from Home Depot. After getting the voice mail, I just hang up. The owner of this company (Ken) called me back the next morning (just because he saw a missed call and no message) to see if he could be of any further assistance. I wont go into specifics, but you will not get any better customer service than you have with this company.
    by Brad
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