This past spring we noticed the fence post that our gate hung on was loose. By summer the whole post would swing wildly back and forth as we opened and closed the gate. We installed this fence five years ago to the month.
Lee finally dug a hole by the post so we could see what was going one. It’s rotted and about to break off at ground level. None of our other wood fence posts have displayed this sort of problem so hopefully it’s just a one-off. The posts are all from a small local business with a reputation for quality. We haven’t fixed it yet as we are mulling over how we are going to repair it.