How long will wood posts last?

Submitted by Martinmfg on

Unfortunately, this is one of those questions without a very good answer. There is no way to know and no way to guarantee how long a wood post will last. There are many variables that effect a post’s lifespan including type of wood, quality of wood, type and amount of treatment, soil conditions, soil moisture content, method of compaction around the post, and livestock pressure just to name a few.