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Prevent Decay - Important Installation Instructions

Prevent decay for structural applications requiring building code compliance such as post-frame construction, interior or exterior support columns etc.:
A minimum of 8" must be exposed from the top of the Green PostTM wrap to the top of the exposed earth ("ground level"). If a concrete slab is installed, a minimum of 2" must be exposed from the top of the Green PostTM wrap to the top of the concrete surface line.

Prevent Decay for non-structural applications such as fence posts, mailbox posts, sign posts etc.:
A minimum of 2" must be exposed from the top of the Green PostTM wrap to the top of the exposed earth ("ground level") or concrete surface line.

Important:  Never puncture or cut a Green Post TM wrap or sleeve. Green Post TM boot repair.

Penetration of the wrap material below “ground level” on the post by fasteners, bolts and nails is not permitted. 

Fastener penetration into the wrap material is permitted 2" above the "ground level" on the post provided there is no direct exposure to weather.