A Post Protector is an Eco-Friendly and Cost Efficient way to battle Post Decay. Post Protectors take the low cost of Post Frame Building and extend the life of the foundation. Post Protectors are made of a plastic polymer that is designed to keep the treatment of the wood inside and the soil, micro-organisms, moisture and concrete encasement out. This specific plastic polymer is made to sustain up to 450 years of geo-application life; making the post protector perfect for Agricultural, Residential, or Commercial Use. Post Protectors are designed with wide horizontal ribs to help provide protection from uplift forces as well as vertical ribs to provide a vent for water to evaporate through for any moisture that may sneak its way in during the installation process.
Post protectors are available in all of the popular post sizes used in Post Frame building today. These sizes include 4×6, 6×6, 3-ply 2×6 and 2×8 Laminated Columns as well as 4-Ply 2×6 and 2×8 Laminated Columns. The shorter version of the Post protector known as the Grade Guard is also available in all these sizes. Grade Guards are similar to post protectors but are only about 30″ long and are installed on the post right at grade level, which is a cheaper alternative to Post Protectors that battles post rot where it begins – at grade level. Below you can see a detailed image of both the Post Protector and the Grade Guard.
Depending on the type of post you have and whether you choose to use a Grade Guard or a Post Protector you can expect to pay about $15-$30 per post for this lasting protection – a small price to pay for piece of mind knowing your building will last.
Post Protectors look great in all types of settings including exposed posts; their tan color helps them to blend in with the post and not stick out where other alternative post decay prevention methods can become an eye-sore!
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