Post Protector is a slide-on barrier system protecting in-ground posts from decay by eliminating soil-to-wood or concrete-to-wood contact. Decay occurs when the following conditions exist: Moisture saturation of wood fiber, Oxygen, Temperature 40-100°F. These conditions enable the soil dwelling micro-organisms, to colonize the post using the wood fiber as their food source. This consumption of the wood fiber is otherwise known as decay or rot. Post Protector allows for typical post-in-ground foundations without the decay causing micro-organisms ever having access to the post. The treatment in a pressure treated post is a pesticide used in an effort to make the wood fiber an undesirable food source for these micro-organisms. The treatment is effective initially but loses its effectiveness as the chemical migrates or leaches from the post over time. Post Protector eliminates this chemical migration and keeps the treatment with the post where it belongs. Common applications are decks, pergolas, fences, pole barns or any post-in-the-ground project. Available in 4 in. x 4 in., 4 in. x 6 in. and 6 in. x 6 in. x 42 in. and 60 in. lengths.
ive used this product on the last 3 projects on my farm(2 pole buildings and a lean too) and I love these. The first shed I put up doesn't have protectors on it (it was before I found p.p.) and I'm so bummed because I can see the beginning of rot on my poles. I wouldn't put another pole in the ground without post protectors.