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Old 09-17-2017, 03:11 PM  
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Neil's advice is correct. Don't fill the hole with concrete as the post will rot off right at the top of the concrete at ground level. Stone will allow drainage. Did a few years ago and still standing.

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Originally Posted by Chris View Post
I would like to get an opinion on which might be better or last longer?

I'm building a new building and using 6x6 treated for the poles, our code calls for an 18 inch hole 4 feet deep, pour a punch pad and set the post on it then backfill with either 3/4 rock or concrete. Was wondering if the rock or concrete would be better? Those are my only options.
make sure u use the highest PSI for concrete mixture: and plenty rebar tiers

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