Houston Fence Company Installs Postsaver | Fence Armor
Everyone I'm Sean Sykora with Fence Keeper out of Houston today what we're gonna do is show you guys why in my opinion the Postsaver is one of the best things that have ever hit the fence market and secondly how to actually install these things. So first of all the Postsaver is a sleeve that has a lot of bitumen material on the inside as you can see and the idea behind this is to preserve the post from rot and decay. Now science has shown us that the rot zone is 12 inches approximately below sub level or grade level if you will, this post if you notice has a dotted line and that dotted line represents where the grade line is so in essence you're gonna have the Postsaver 12 inches below grade and 2 inches above. Let's show you how this works. So first of all you slide the post sleeve on the post now it's important to remember the depth that you're going to set your post down, if you're gonna set it at 3 foot in the ground like we are today what we want to do is measure from bottom of the post to bottom of Postsaver. 2 foot that gives us the other foot up above. Now most of you might ask why don't you cover the entire post or why would you only cover the 12 inches, again the sign shows that there's two key elements that produce the rot and decay and that enable the microorganisms to rot and decay the post and that's oxygen and water and that oxygen and water is primarily found 12 inches below grade. Anything before or below rather does have moisture but it does not have oxygen and without this second element you really don't have the decay in deterioration that most the time you would. So let’s take their handy tape measure, measure two feet to the bottom, you know that's where it's at and we're gonna show you guys how to put this on. Create a little bit of distance so you're not melting your truck. Now when I do this notice that I'm going to carry through the process meaning I'm not going to stop at each edge and stop at each edge if you do that what happens typically is you're gonna see there's going to be some leakage of the bitumen out to the front or bottom and top so this is kind of a method that keeps everything in in place and where it should be. Now what I do after this is we take a roller you can do it with just a typical paint roller or you can purchase a metal roller with the same diameter that works really well, we actually prefer the metal roller we just didn't have it with us today so what I'm doing right now is just rolling this out trying to get the air bubbles out that's all you want to do, you don't want to press down on this where the bitumen is leaking out top and bottom of the sleeve it's just to get the air bubbles out. We're gonna roll that now you can see right here zoom in the bitumen material even better on this side that's underneath so that tar. What it's doing is locking out all oxygen and all moisture now there's two forms or two methods that you can get these Postsaver's. The one is you can buy them with the post already or with a sleeve already on the post or you can buy the Postsaver as in singles and do as you need and in this case this is exactly what we're doing here. So it's that easy to install these things and the best part of this is that you previously had a post without a Postsaver that had zero warranty on it and now this gives the post a 20 year warranty, not bad.