How a Post-Driver Revolutionized Our Fencing Business

rhino pounder being used to drive a galvanized steel rod into the ground for a fence post

What is a post-driver?

A to Z Employee using a post driver to install a galvanized steel post

A post driver is a tool to pound metal posts into the ground to install them quickly and effectively. It consists of a piston that drives a galvanized steel post into the ground. This creates solid and stable fences. An outer covering of vinyl, aluminum, or cedar wood slides over the galvanized steel post.

The power supply used for each post driver determines what type of post driver it is. The different types are:

  • gas-powered post drivers 
  • hydraulic post drivers 
  • pneumatic post drivers (powered by an air compressor)

We primarily use gas-powered and hydraulic post drivers for their portability and ease of use. Pneumatic post drivers require a large air compressor towed behind the truck and are not very accessible to backyards.

How did this innovative tool revolutionize our fencing business?

The post-driver revolutionized our fencing business by allowing us to rapidly install new fence posts, reducing the time and effort needed to complete each job. Additionally, it improved the quality of our fence installations and created more benefits for our clients, including:

  • A no-mess installation, there aren’t piles of dirt from post-hole digging for the client to clean up afterward.
  • It extends the life of your fence because the only post part below ground is a galvanized steel pipe that won’t rust or rot.
  • It makes future repairs easier and less expensive because the damaged pieces are above ground and can be slid off and easily replaced.
  • It enables us to install fencing year-round because the post driver quickly pushes galvanized steel pipe through the frozen ground.
  • Sturdier support because the galvanized steel posts are pounded deeper into the ground than most traditional hole-digging and filling methods.

Where do you get fence materials that work with a post driver?

Besides improving the fence installation process, using a post driver required us to expand and change how we manufactured our high-quality vinyl, aluminum, and cedar fence products. Now, the installation process drives how we manufacture your custom fence. 

We’ve made quality fence installation simple. Consequently, we created A to Z Fence Supplies to sell our fence materials to other professional fence installers and DIY homeowners.

Let’s watch a vinyl fence installation.

Step 1: Pound the galvanized steel posts into the ground with a post driver.

In this video, we drive the galvanized steel post five feet into the ground with a gas-powered post driver, ensuring it is straight (level vertically). The length of the galvanized steel rod is adjusted from job to job to accommodate the finished height of the fence and desired depth into the ground (4 – 5′).

Step 2: Add the high-density stiffeners (donuts) and slide a vinyl fence post sleeve over the pipe. Install the bottom rails.

In this video, we begin assembling the vinyl fence. We start by sliding the vinyl fence post sleeves over the galvanized steel rods and fitting the fence’s bottom rails between the steel posts. A hidden screw is added to the bottom rails inside the post sleeve to keep the bottom rail from shifting and falling out as the fence contracts and expands with temperature changes and the earth shifts.

Step 3: Install the section channels, pickets, and top rail.

In this video, we pick up securing the bottom rails. Then, we add the side channels to avoid gaps in the panel as the vinyl shifts with temperature changes. Again, this is a feature that many competitors skip.

Next, we assemble the sections by adding the pickets. Often a section requires a picket to be cut, and the u-channels also hide the raw edges.

Finally, we completed the fence panel by adding the top rail. The top rails don’t need to be screwed in because it is longer than the bottom rail and floats freely in the post sleeve.

Step 4: Install the post caps and clean up!

This video highlights a completed white vinyl Zachary privacy fence. It shows a mess-free installation and how quickly the installation proceeded. 

In Conclusion

Today, we routinely use post-drivers in our fencing business, as they remain one of the most effective and reliable tools for installing and building fences. In addition, we manufacture high-quality fence materials and make them available to other professional fence installers and DIY homeowners so they can use this process.

Everyone deserves the higher quality fence this type of installation provides, and post-driver fence installation is the future of fence installation. Get your free quote today!



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Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defects. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but our no-mess, no-dig installation adds a galvanized steel post inside the wooden post for an even stronger post.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Stronger Top Rails

The Modern Aluminum Fence top rails are routed into the posts creating an even stronger fence installation! The U channels are screwed to the frame and the entire fence is quickly assembled on-site using our no-mess, no-dig installation.

Modern, Sleek Design

A to Z Quality Fencing’s proprietary Modern Aluminum Fence features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. These fences are long-lasting and bring the best of A to Z’s vinyl (including simulated wood finishes) and aluminum products together, allowing for custom fabrication of modern, industrial, privacy fencing.

Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Versatile Inlay Options

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a Modern Aluminum Fence, you can pair A to Z Quality Fencing’s commercial aluminum fence with the inlay that best fits your style. Our vinyl inlay is available in 9 colors including various simulated wood tones, so you can create the exact look you want.

Durable Frame

Modern Aluminum Fence posts are composed of galvanized steel posts covered by our commercial-grade aluminum with its superior powder coat finish to create a stronger, longer-lasting fence that is more than weather-resistant – it will not rust with exposure to the elements!

Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

Strict Standards

All our aluminum fence meets BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators) code. These strict standards ensure your fencing is sturdy, durable, and non-climbable, protecting your property no matter if you are fencing in a business, backyard, or swimming pool!

The BOCA health and safety codes are critical when installing fencing around a swimming pool because they prevent children from getting over, under, or through our aluminum fencing.

Superior Powder Coating

Our superior powder coating provides a smooth, durable finish, more resistant to chips, scratches, fading, rust, and corrosion than other finishes. This long-lasting, low-maintenance finish results from our application and curing processes that melt the powder particles to create a smooth, continuous, and permanent bond to the aluminum.

In addition, our paint finish meets AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) specifications.

Custom Fabrication

You’re steps away from a one-of-a-kind aluminum fence made just for you! Our high-quality aluminum fencing comes from our sister company A to Z Fence Supplies. We assemble each aluminum fence to meet your unique design requirements, including color, finials, puppy panels, O-rings, and custom top edges.

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Unparalleled Durability

The weakest point of any fence is where the post comes out of the ground. Our no-mess, no-dig installation process pounds a galvanized steel post into the soil. Then we slide an aluminum post over the galvanized steel posts. A steel post is stronger at ground level than an aluminum post.

Our high-quality aluminum fence, combined with our no-mess, no-dig installation process, creates a highly durable aluminum fence.

Top Quality Rails

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.