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Post Protector / Grade Guard Post Decay Protection

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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

Post Protector for Decks, Pergolas, or any Post-Foundation Project

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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!


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

Post Protector In-Ground Post Installation

Post Protector In-Ground Post Installation

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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)

Deck Posts with Post Protector on ‘Deck Rebuild’ Project

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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!


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

Mailbox Post Decay; Replacement with Post Protector


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!


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

Post Protector / Skirt-Board Protector: Decay Protection

Pole Barn with Post Protector and Skirt-Bord Protector

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?


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

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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.


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.