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Driving Concrete Posts Into Hard Ground

We regularly get asked questions about driving concrete posts into hard ground. Will a post break if it's driven into rocky earth? How do I prepare hard earth for a concrete post? What about dry or clay earth? What kind of a post driver and driving cap do I need?

The truth is, concrete posts can be driven into the toughest ground and very rarely do they break. Being pre-stressed, concrete posts have a great deal of flexibility.

In this video, Doug Leadbeatter shows a concrete post being driven into rock hard ground, through an old bitumen road.

Doug also shows the ground preparation and how to remove a concrete post from hard earth, plus the minimal damage to the bottom end of the post from being driven into the ground through hard rock.

If you have any questions about driving concrete posts into hard ground, please get in touch with our team.

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