Fencing installation, lots of rock and ledge?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by devmaster, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. devmaster

    devmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    what is the easyest way to drill through stone or ledge (solid rock) for a fence posts?

    i am going to price a fencing job but i know most likely im going to hit rock and ledge, what is the the best way of doing this? what type of machine would an auger with a stone bit work or a an auger on a bobcat witha stone bit, or any other suggestions. what can be rented (not worried about cost to much). i was thinking a jack hammer of some type but how much work would that be and would it work for 2-3 feet? i have to to 50-60 2-3ft holes about 10" x10" each. thanks for your help!!!
  2. P.L.

    P.L. LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 67

    How about digging as far as you can and using concrete. It may save a lot of time.
  3. Fireguy97

    Fireguy97 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Nobody can help you if we don't know what kind of fence is going in.

    A chain link fence has round steel posts, a wood fence has either 4x4 or 6x6 square wood posts, vinyl is another story, T-Bar posts or 3-4" or 4-5" round posts for a farm fence or barbed wire fence again is something else and a different way of doing it.

    Height and wind load is another story

    The easiest way?
    Rock drills or pneumatic jack hammers, not electric.


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