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April 20, 2018

Post Protector and Grade Guard Installed on 6x6 pressure treated postsPost Protector 30 inch Grade Guard Post Decay Protection DeckPost Protector 30 inch Grade Guard Post Decay Protection Pole BarnPost Protector 30 inch Grade Guard Post Decay Protection Cedar FencePost Protector and Grade Guard In-Ground Post Installation

I’ve noticed that everyone taking on a project, whether Pro or DIY, has their own building techniques and every project seems to require a unique approach.

To accommodate all this individuality, Post Protector offers (2) different products to eliminate ground contact and provide maximum post longevity performance.

Our original, and most popular, 60″ & 42″ ‘Post Protector’ provide a ‘physical barrier’ that encapsulates the entire post, has an integral post uplift protection feature & come with uplift protection hardware, minimizes chemical leaching, & provides weed-eater protection.

We also offer the 30″ ‘Grade Guard’ that takes an even simpler approach. Regardless of post embedment depth, be it 6′ on a pole barn project or 2 1/2′ on the a fence project, it’s positioned so 4″- 6″ is above grade/finished floor grade. Providing a ‘physical barrier’ that targets the most decay prone region of the post and provides weed-eater protection.

The good news, both are super effective & affordable, ridiculously simple-to-install, & beyond sensible.

Post Protector & Grade Guard… perfectly complement pressure treated or cedar posts.

Clearly, a MUCH better way to approach a deck, fence, pole barn, or ANY post-foundation project!

877- WON’T-ROT (966-8768) **** www.postprotector.com

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April 19, 2018

6x6 pressure treated post with Post Protector6x6 Deck Post with Post Protector6x6 Post with Post Protector6x6 pressure treated Deck Posts with Post Protector

So why add Post Protector to eliminate Ground/Soil-to-Wood contact? Here’s one ‘pretty good’ reason:

“All treated poles eventually lose resistance to decay and insect infestation. Decay of treated poles is a gradual deterioration caused by Soil-Dwelling Fungi and other low forms of plant life. Damage by Soil-Dwelling Insect attack (termites, ants and wood borers) is considered jointly with decay because preservative treatment of wood is designed to resist both soil-fungi and insect attack.” (US Department of Agriculture)

Post Protector simply provides a physical “barrier” separating the post from soil and all the decay/degradation hazards it harbors.

Pole Barns, Decks, Fences, Pergolas or any post-foundation project!

Post Protector…. the perfect complement to a pressure-treated post!

Question?      

877-WON’T-ROT (966-8768)   ****   www.postprotector.com

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Tag With : 4x4 post, 4x4 pressure treated post, 6x6 post, 6x6 pressure treated post, cedar fence post, decay fungi, decay protection, deck, deck post installation, direct soil contact, fence post, fence post installation, fences, pergolas, permanent post, permanent post foundation, pole barn post, pole barn post installation, pole building, post, post foundation project, post frame, post frame building, post protector, post sleeve, pressure treated post, pressure treated wood, rot protection, stop post decay, stop post rot, wood foundation, wood post,

April 16, 2018

Improve GROUND CONTACT post decay resistenceImprove GROUND CONTACT post decay resistence IIPole Barn with Post Protector and Skirt-Bord ProtectorPost Protector In-Ground Post Installation

 

Because the decay hazards are severe, wood in GROUND CONTACT requires MAXIMUM chemical preservative retention.

That said, it probably makes good sense to LOSE the whole ‘GROUND CONTACT’ thing!

 “Barrier protection will substantially increase the lifespan of any pole by protecting it from fungal & insect attack far more effectively than a preservative treatment alone can achieve while preventing preservatives from leaching into the environment.”
 
“Barrier protection increases longevity performance by 250%+”
 
Post Protector… the PERFECT complement to a pressure-treated post!
 
Retain the speed, simplicity, strength & affordability of a direct-burial post-foundation without decay-causing GROUND CONTACT!
 
A MUCH better approach for Pole Barns, Decks, Fences, Pergolas, Mailbox posts or any post foundation project!
 
Got Questions?
 
877- WON’T-ROT (966-8768)  **** www.postprotector.com
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April 12, 2018

6x6 Deck Posts with Post Protector First State6x6 Deck Posts with Post Protector First State II6x6 Deck Posts with Post Protector First State I6x6 Deck Posts with Post Protector6x6 Deck Posts with Post Protector IPost Protector In-Ground Post Installation

Newark, DE: Pro Pics – First State Building & Design (FSBD) specializes in high quality, custom decks, pergolas, pool houses, outdoor kitchens, & all that is backyard beautification.

Post Protector is featured on all their post-foundations, providing a physical “barrier” separating the post from Soil and all the Decay Hazards that lie within.

“We made the switch from ‘pier & bracket’ 3 years ago and believe it to be a smarter approach for us & our customers. The ‘pier & bracket’ is a foundation method used to eliminate soil-to-post contact. The Post Protector foundation method completes that same task with a cost savings of $250 per post! In addition, we like the level of structural integrity achieved with our posts embedded 3 feet in the ground. When setting posts, many of our customers have commented that Post Protector is a “clever” or “innovative” product and we see how it quickly satisfies their post longevity concerns. Great product with great customer service.”

FSBD serves Delaware and Delaware & Chester Co, PA http://www.fsbd.co/ or call Joe Oakes, 302-898-5183 / 302-803-5082

Post Protector… the perfect complement to a pressure treated post!

Decks, Pergolas, Fences, Pole Barns, or any post-foundation project!

Questions?

877-WON’T-ROT (966-8768) *** www.postprotector.com

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Tag With : 4x4 post, 4x4 pressure treated post, 6x6 post, 6x6 pressure treated post, cedar fence post, decay fungi, decay protection, deck, deck post, deck post installation, fence post, fence post installation, fences, mailbox post, mailbox post decay, mailbox post installation, pergolas, permanent post foundation, post foundation, post foundation project, post protector, post sleeve, rot protection, stop post decay, stop post rot, wood foundation, wood post,

April 10, 2018

Post Protector In-Ground Post Installation

Post Protector In-Ground Post Installation I

These cross-sections show typical installation detail for ‘outdoor’ post applications such as decks, fences, pergolas, mailbox posts to name a few.

The first image represents our 42″ Post Protector and the second, our 30″ Grade Guard product.

Here’s what chemical preservative manufacturers have to say about adding ‘barrier’ protection to work with their preservative:

“Barrier protection will substantially increase the lifespan of any pole by protecting it from fungal & insect attack far more effectively than a preservative treatment alone can achieve while preventing preservatives from leaching into the environment.”

“Barrier systems prevent the invasion of wood-destroying fungi and termites which typically occurs as the preservative migrates from the wood leaving it vulnerable to attack.”

Here’s what Wood Scientists’ studies show:

#1 Oregon State University 

‘Barrier’ Protectors were placed on both treated and untreated wood in-soil contact.

NO attempt was made to keep water from entering the upper open end of the Protectors.

The ‘barrier’ Protectors effectively prevented any fungal attack, even on the untreated stakes, by acting as an additional layer of protection against soil dwelling fungi.

In comparison, the unprotected stakes showed evidence of attack.”

#2 Dr. Albin Baecker 

“Pole failure can be prevented if soil fungi are excluded from post contact.

Field trials proved that ‘barrier’ protection prevented access of decay fungi to poles.

Preservatives are designed to prevent decay of in-service poles, but treated poles may fail prematurely through insect and fungal attack.

The ‘barrier’ protector is a biotechnological device that prevents insect and fungal attack, while simultaneously acting as an environmental barrier, which confines the preservative to the pole.”

Post Protectors are available in popular solid and laminated post sizes.

Also, commonly used for pole barn post protection as well.

Post Protector is available for on-line purchase through Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Amazon.

Please feel free to call to discuss your project and specific Post Protector / Grade Guard installation recommendations.

877-WON’T ROT (966-8768)

Filed Under :Wood Post Foundation
Tag With : 6x6 post, 6x6 pressure treated post, cedar fence post, decay fungi, decay protection, deck, deck post, deck post installation, direct soil contact, fence post, fence post installation, fences, mailbox post, mailbox post decay, mailbox post installation, mailbox post rot, pergolas, permanent post, permanent post foundation, pole barn post, pole barn post installation, pole building, post protector, post sleeve, pressure treated post, pressure treated wood, rot protection, stop post decay, wood foundation,

April 10, 2018

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YANA Typical OD 816x800

Not yet understanding the importance/benefits of eliminating “Ground-Contact” to maximize post longevity performance? This might help…

“GROUND CONTACT poses one of the highest decay hazards. The decay hazard is severe because, #1. SOIL retains moisture for long periods of time #2. This creates conditions favorable for the plethora of SOIL-INHABITING, WOOD-ROTTING Microorganisms #3. SOIL also harbors aggressive preservative depletion organisms.” ACS Technical Symposium

Post Protector, simply & affordably, provides a physical “barrier” separating the post from Soil and all the Decay Hazards that lie within.

That said & no surprise, a recent scientific study shows that “barrier” protection increases post longevity performance by 250%.

Pro ‘Deck Rebuild’ Pics provided by & a ‘thank you’ to:
Johnathan McLaughlin, JLM Enterprises, Klingerstown, PA  570-401-9065

Pole Barns, Decks, Fences, Pergolas or any post-foundation project!

Post Protector…. the perfect complement to a pressure-treated post!

Questions?

877- WON’T-ROT (966-8768) **** www.postprotector.com

Filed Under :Wood Post Foundation
Tag With : 4x4 post, 4x4 pressure treated post, 6x6 post, 6x6 pressure treated post, cedar fence post, decay fungi, decay protection, deck post, deck post installation, direct soil contact, fence post, fence post installation, fences, permanent post, post frame building, post protector, post sleeve, pressure treated post, pressure treated wood, rot protection, stop post decay, stop post rot, wood foundation,

April 9, 2018

Cedar Fence Post Decay

Cape Cod, MA: Lumber Industry Pro Pics. MM, importer & wholesale distributor of specialty wood products, discovered his 10 year old white cedar fence posts had fallen victim to decay.

He knew that replacing the posts using the same approach, would likely give him the same result.

So he decided on western red cedar replacement posts but this time, the posts would be void of decay-causing, soil-to-post contact, courtesy of Post Protector.

“When faced with this repair project, I remembered a product that caught my eye on Facebook, Post Protector. I knew that eliminating direct soil-to-post contact would maximize longevity performance. My fencing contractor agreed and also appreciated the easy installation & the string-trimmer protection that Post Protector provides.”

Retain the Simplicity, Speed, Strength, & Value of traditional Post-Foundation construction while eliminating the decay-causing, soil-to-wood contact!

“Decay is prevented if SOIL-FUNGI (not moisture) are excluded from post contact.”
Dr. Albin Baecker, Wood Scientist

Pole Barn, Deck, Fence, Pergola, Mailbox posts or any post-foundation project!

Questions?

877 WON’T-ROT (966-8768)    www.postprotector.com

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Tag With : 6x6 post, 6x6 pressure treated post, cedar fence post, decay fungi, decay protection, fence post, fences, mailbox post, mailbox post decay, permanent post, pole barn post, post protector, post sleeve, wood post,

April 8, 2018

Post Protector 6x6Post Protector Pole Barn

Okmulgee County, OK: EC of Winsett Barn Co. sent pics as construction is well under way on this 60′ x 225′ x 18′ warehouse.

The (111), 5′ OC, 6″ x 6″ foundation posts are prudently protected by Post Protector.

“Our customer was originally drawn to the attractive ‘price per square foot’ of post frame but having posts in ground-contact, and the longevity concerns associated with that, gave him pause. We easily extinguished his concern by introducing Post Protector. We explained that Post Protector will allow for in-ground installation void of decay causing ground-contact while, preserving the attractive value of post frame construction.”

Brilliant!

Post Protector…. the perfect complement to a pressure treated post!

Pole Barns, Decks, Fences, Pergolas, or any post-foundation project!

Questions?

877-WON’T-ROT (966-8768)                  www.postprotector.com

Filed Under :Wood Post Foundation
Tag With : 6x6 post, 6x6 pressure treated post, decay fungi, decay protection, deck, fence post, mailbox post, permanent post, permanent post foundation, pole barn post, pole building, post frame, post frame building, post protector, post sleeve, pressure treated post, pressure treated wood, rot protection, skirt board protector, soil fungi, stop post decay, stop post rot,

April 7, 2018

JAY CONWAY MailboxJAY CONWAY Mailbox II

Berks County, PA: Homeowner & DIY Guy, JC, happened to be looking out the window as a strong wind gust took out his decay ravaged mailbox post.

His home was built in 2005 making the post’s service life a little over 12 years. He sensibly replaced the post using Post Protector & was kind enough to send these pics.

“Decay is prevented if SOIL-FUNGI (not moisture) are excluded from post contact.” 
Dr. Albin Baecker, Wood Scientist

Retain the Simplicity, Speed, Strength, & Value of traditional Post-Foundation construction while eliminating the decay-causing, soil-to-wood contact!

Applications include Mailbox Posts, Pole Buildings, Decks, Fences, Pergolas, or any post-foundation project!

Weed-Eater proof, too!

Questions?

877-WON’T-ROT (966-8768)       www.postprotector.com

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Tag With : decay fungi, decay protection, deck, deck post, direct soil contact, fence post, fences, mailbox post, mailbox post decay, mailbox post installation, mailbox post rot, pergolas, permanent post, permanent post foundation, pole barn post, pole building, post foundation, post frame, post protector, post sleeve, pressure treated post, pressure treated wood, rot protection, soil fungi, stop post decay, stop post rot, wood foundation,

April 6, 2018

PP SBP

EVERYONE knows that “There’s Always Room for Improvement” & that it’s best to “Work Smarter, Not Harder,” right?

We can also agree that pressure-treated wood is good but, there’s no denying, it’s longevity performance is oh so MUCH BETTER when NOT in direct GROUND-CONTACT.

That said, Post Protector & Skirt-Board Protector represent the obvious ‘Next-Gen’ foundation system for this Value/Quality driven construction method.

The “Improvement” piece: NO decay-provoking Ground-Contact or Chemical Leaching!

The “Smarter” piece: NO decay-provoking Ground-Contact or Chemical Leaching achieved Simply & Affordably!

Most importantly & no surprise, the overwhelming majority of CONSUMERS investing in post frame, want this prudent foundation protection when given the option!

Wouldn’t you?

Questions?         

877- WON’T-ROT (966-8768)      www.postprotector.com

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April 5, 2018

Rural Builder Mag Pic

Everybody knows that a wood-foundation in direct soil-contact is not the most favorable environment for maximum longevity.

The good news…we have an oh-so sensible solution!

Post Protector and Skirt-Board Protector.

Retain the simplicity, speed, strength, and VALUE of traditional pole building construction while eliminating all decay-causing soil-to-wood contact.

Brilliant!

Applications for not only pole buildings, but decks, fences, pergolas, or any post-foundation project.

Pro-pic provided by the post frame experts at Delmarva Pole Buildings, Pole Building and Material Packages. Contact them directly by phone at (302) 698-3636 or on their website at www.ilovepolebuildings.com.

Questions? Contact Post Protector directly at (877)-WONT-ROT (966-8768) or visit www.postprotector.com.

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