Are H5 laminated posts certified for in ground use?
Yes. Prolam is leading the way with H5 laminated structural in-ground posts.
Codemarked for NZBC Compliance in B1 and B2, it means you can use Prolam in-ground posts with more confidence than ever.
Do I have to seal the portion of post that goes in ground?
When using the posts in-ground, the portion of the post that is to be in-ground must be sealed with a moisture-resistant coating prior to installation.
This can be sealed with the same paint or stain as the above-ground portion of the post.
What do I have to seal the in-ground portion with?
Typically the same sealer is used.
Can I use H5 posts in-ground for structural use?
Yes. Prolam posts are 'Codemark' certified for inground structural use.
How much does a Prolam post weigh?
The weight of Prolam PL8 & PL12 H5 post is around 550 kg's per cube. For example, the weight of a 135x135 3.6m is around 36 kg. E.g. 0.135 x 0.135 x 3.6 x 550 = 36.09 kg