When setting up a single drive way gate entrance having two posts is preferred. When purchased these posts are compatible with 6 foot tall swing gates also sold by GateCrafters.com. The hinges are pre-welded for easy installation. They can accommodate both pull-to-open and push-to-open setups. If purchased with a custom gate, 3-rail gate, custom gate frame, or forestry gate this post will be customized and built with your driveway gate in production. The posts are available in two sizes: 8' x 3" x 3" or 10' x 4" x 4". When used with the a single driveway gate, this post works as a "dummy." It is placed to be on the opposite side of the driveway than the gate is hinged on to provide a symmetrical appearance. This single post measures 8' x 3" x 3" or 10' x 4" x 4" depending on option selected and doesn't include hinges to highlight its a smooth surface.
Installation requires setting the post approximately 2' deep into the ground, so the height will be about 6' - 8' after installation (depending on post size selected).
The posts are made of 11 gauge steel (wall 1/8" thick) that has been galvanized and will match the product purchase. They also come with a standard post cap.
Galvanized steel with a powdered coat has many advantages; such as, being cost-effective and environmentally friendly. With both coatings, you are saving money in the long run and maintaining the Green Standard that GateCrafters.com is known for.
Having posts that are galvanized and powder coated also ensures that your posts are at their peak strength and able to offer weather-resistant protection for years to come. Galvanized steel is one of the strongest steels on the market and can last for up to 25 years (longer in rural areas). Requiring little maintenance, galvanized steel can withstand construction damage and all kinds of weather conditions while protecting every inch of your posts. The additional powder coating only strengthens the durability of the steel and adds to its aesthetic value.