Ground Mount Posts
The ground mount post system is based on two posts anchored into the ground with the gate or fence panel fitting snugly in between. This system is sturdy and allows for the erection of a gate virtually anywhere on your property.
When anchoring a post into the ground, the general rule is to have about ½ the height of your gate set underground. For example, if you have a 48” tall gate, you would want the gate post to extend 24” into the ground. If you have a 72” gate, your post would extend 36” into the ground making the total post height around 108”.
Wall Mount Posts
The wall-mount post system is similar to the ground mount in that the gate will fit snugly between two uprights, only instead of being anchored into the ground, the posts will be anchored directly to the wall. This setup requires less intensive installation (no holes to dig, no cement to pour) and will allow you to incorporate your steel panel gate into the existing layout of your home garden or urban walkway.
Whether you opt for ground mounted or wall mounted, your gate will come with two posts. It is important to note that the posts are made from the same material as the frame of the gate. For instance, a standard 36”W gate is framed in 1 ½“ square tube which would make the posts 1 ½” wide. We build our gates with a ¼” gap between the posts and the gate frame in order to allow the gate to swing properly. This means an additional 3 ½” is added to the total width of the gate.