Installing poles around your home does not have to cost you too much money. You can decide to call an expert to help you bore and install the post, or you can do it yourself. The choice is yours. Irrespective of the decision you make you should at least have an idea about post hole boring. If you choose to attempt a DIY, you need to follow these post hole boring in Adelaide steps.
Tools and Materials for Post Hole Boring in Adelaide
The first thing you need to do is get the tools required to create post holes. Some of these tools include:
- Post hole diggers (Clamshell digger)
- Tile spade
- Measuring tape
- Small nails
- Wooden stakes
- Permanent markers
- Reciprocating saw
- Digging bar
- String line
- Leather gloves
The tools mentioned above are for the manual digging of post holes. To bore post holes faster, you can make use of an auger (drill). An auger is a power tool. So, you will need assistance, overalls and goggles for protection. With all these, you will be prepared to begin your post hole boring in Adelaide.
Preparation and Layout
The next thing you should do is to check out the type of soil you are about to bore or dig. You need to check if the soil is clay, rocky or sand.
Check for Underground Utilities
This is a vital part. You need to contact a local utility company to get the underground blueprints of the area you are about to dig to avoid causing any damage. This will let you know which location you can, and you cannot bore.
Marks, Stakes, and Lines
If you are to dig several post holes, measure out their distance (average 2.4m) and mark them out on the soil. Space should be measured based on the proposed structure. Next, check the marked-out areas and link them tightly with the string line. For a single post, you can mark the point out with a flag pole.
Boring the Hole
To finally dig up or bore a post hole, you can use your clamshell digger or rent an auger. Digging with the clamshell digger is a time-consuming process. You need to open the clamshell of the digger and push it into the soil. Close the digger within the soil and pull out the soil portion. Do this repeatedly till you have the required depth.
For the auger, you would need assistance. Place the drill end of the auger on the marked-out place and start your power tool. Drill to the depth you want and repeat it for the other spots. Using an auger makes the process faster.
Studying these steps, you will be able to do this project on your property efficiently. Although the steps take some time, it’s still a good deal since you’d save money.