How to Remove Fence Posts from Your Yard

To remove wooden posts from the ground:

  • Screw a block of wood to the side of the post.
  • Stack concrete blocks next to it to form a fulcrum.
  • Position a 2×4 under the block of wood and over the fulcrum.
  • Using the 2×4 as a lever, pull down on it to pull the post out of the ground.


  1. Sounds great. One question. What about the concrete sludge that’s still in the hole? I can remove the post just fine by hitting it with a sledge hammer breaking the cement bond so no need to do all that. Need to post a video on how to remove both at the same time.

  2. You’ll need a lot more force to pull out a post that has a cement footer and has been sitting in the ground for 15yrs. A jack is more appropriate in that case. Your example looks like a freshly buried post in loose soil.


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