Are you looking to dig your own post holes for your new fence or deck in the Oakville. Burlington and Hamilton area? Before you do this, you may want to consider the following:
Take the proper precautions before digging your posts.
Have you called Call Before You Dig? This service is free and labels the utilities/services where you plan on digging your posts. Not doing this will make you liable and if something were to happen could result in serious injuries.
Are you aware of where your frost line is? When you hire Hole Digger, we reach 48″ in depth when we dig post holes. This ensures we are below the frost line. There are times that roots and rock can limit this depth of your post holes in the Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton area, which we review at the time. When you dig your post holes too shallow, this could result in your deck or fence heaving and needing repair.
Not aligning your posts properly when you dig.
Ensure you know your property line to ensure you are not post hole digging someone else’s property.
You will want to ensure you square off your corners when you dig your post holes. This will help make your fence look great when you begin to set your posts.
Using the wrong equipment for the job
We started this company realizing how difficult post hole digging can be!
Not having adequate tools for your post hole digging project can lead to exhaustion, frustration and improper post setting and installation.
You will also want to ensure your post hole is not too big or too small for the size of the fence post or deck post you will be installing. At Hole Digger, we use 9″ auger for 4×4 fence posts and 12″ for 6×6 fence posts.