All posts are set in concrete to a minimum depth of 32”. This depth is necessary
to prevent the footing from heaving up from the pressure of the frost.
We trowel finish the concrete around the base of the post in order to shed water.
By keeping the post dry, rotting is hindered and the life of the fence is prolonged.
We only use non-treated Western Red Cedar posts, rails and boards. Treated products
have a different color than cedar and have a higher tendency to warp and split because
they can dry at different rates due to inconsistent chemical saturation.
We only use premium grade cedar boards for all our wood fences. Boards with splits
or loose knots are rejected.
In the construction of the fence, we toenail the 2x4 framework between the posts
as opposed to face nailing the frame to the front of the posts. The toenailing method
of construction gives the fence a cleaner, more professionally finished look.
To prevent rusting, the nails that we use have a special coating called ‘Weatherex
II’, which is better than standard hot dipped galvanized. They are also ring-shanked
to provide additional holding strength.
We recommend that you keep your fence and deck looking great with Superdeck® brand