How to Attach Brick to Fence Posts

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How to Attach Brick to Fence Posts
Attach fencing where it meets a wall to increase its stability. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Installing a new fence around the perimeter of your home offers you an added layer of security or a way to keep pets or children contained. To make it as stable and secure as possible, securely connect the ends of the fence to the walls of the house. If your home is made of brick, you will need some strong hardware to break the surface of the hard material.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Drill
  • Masonry drill bits
  • Measuring tape
  • Masonry screws

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    Drill through the fence post and into the brick to make a pilot hole. The pilot hole has to be smaller and shorter than the screw used to attach the post to the brick. Drill one hole near the top of the fence post, one in the middle and one near the bottom.

  2. 2

    Measure the thickness of the post. Select masonry screws to attach through the post and into the brick that are 2 inches longer than the post dimensions.

  3. 3

    Screw the hardware through the pilot holes and into the brick to secure the posts.

Tips and warnings

  • If you don't want to drill through the posts, fit brackets over the posts. The brackets have screw holes on the sides that you can attach directly to the brick.

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