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Cementing VS Anchoring

Hello everyone, we're from Fenceshop and today we want to address a common question: is it better to cement or anchor a fence post on a wall? In this article, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of both techniques to help you make the best choice.

Advantages of Cementing the Post
  • Hold: A cemented post offers superior hold as it is bonded together with the wall.
  • Aesthetics: Cemented posts are more aesthetically pleasing as they blend better into the wall without visible elements like plates.
  • Economy: Simple cementable posts generally cost less compared to posts with a plate.
  • Longevity: Cemented posts tend to last longer, provided the wall itself does not deteriorate.
Disadvantages of Cementing the Post
  • Labor cost: Cementing a post requires more time and skills, often needing an experienced mason.
  • Installation time: Preparing the cement and leveling the posts takes longer compared to anchoring.
  • Waiting for the mesh: The cement must fully dry before the mesh can be installed, which can take several days.
Advantages of Anchoring
  • Installation speed: Posts with anchors are much quicker to install. Just place them on the wall, make two holes, insert the anchors, and secure them.
  • Adaptability: This method is ideal for old or existing walls without holes, or for replacing an existing fence.
  • Recoverability: Anchored posts can be easily removed and reused in the future.
Disadvantages of Anchoring
  • Post cost: Posts with welded plates cost more than simple cementable posts.
  • Hold: The hold of an anchored post is generally less compared to a cemented post.
  • Aesthetics: Anchored posts are less aesthetically pleasing due to the visible plate and anchors.
Final Tips

If you are building a new wall, we recommend leaving adequate holes to cement the posts. Ensure the holes are of the right size and well-aligned to avoid problems during installation.

Conversely, if you already have an existing wall, it is more convenient and practical to opt for anchoring. Although the hold might be inferior, modern chemical anchors and advanced materials have significantly improved the durability and ease of installation.


In the end, the choice between cementing and anchoring depends on your specific needs and the conditions of the wall. At Fenceshop, we prefer the cementing method for new walls but recognize that anchoring is more practical for existing walls. We hope this guide was helpful and invite you to visit our e-commerce to discover all the products available for your fences.

For further advice and information, do not hesitate to contact us or leave a comment. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel and visit our websites and See you soon!

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