One of my fence posts on a rental property was leaning over due to the previous owner not securing it correctly in the ground. To make matters worse, I use the fence post to secure a ratchet strap attached to one of 4 corners of a sun shade. Since I didn’t feel like redoing the fence post, and since the back of my property is empty, government land beside a slough, I decided to just pull the fence post back into position using a ratchet strap. It was quick and easy and worked perfectly.
If you don’t feel like redoing a leaning fence post or need a temporary fix, here’s what you can do.
- 1.5-in x 36-in #12 Steel Rebar Pins
- 1.25 in. Ratchet Tie Down with S-Hook
- 3/8 in. x 4 in. Zinc-Plated Eye Bolt with Nut
- 1-1/2 in. Stainless Wire Ring Anchor Point
- 6″ long 2×4
The steel stakes are actually designed for concrete forms.
- Using a sledge hammer, hammer the steel stake into the ground
- Screw the piece of 2×4 into the steel stake
- Drill a hole through the 2×4 and secure the eye bolt to it
- Screw the anchor point to the fence post
- Use the ratchet strap as shown in the picture above to pull the fence post so that it’s straight