This may be kind of long but I need to explain what I want to do and why I canít really do it in a conventional way.
Iíve wanted a driveway gate for years. Itís time to start working on it.
I donít necessarily need a strong gate to keep people out in a remote location - this is for my home and to stop people from coming down my driveway. We are home 90% of the time but can not see the end of the driveway.
My plan so far is to use a cattle gate from Tractor Supply like this -
It weighs around 70# for the 16í length. My plan is to have an automatic opener like a Mule which would have wireless remote transmitters. It would have to be battery powered with a solar panel to charge the battery.
Now my issue - the posts. This part of my driveway is compromised of a ramp built entirely out of stone/rock. Here is a pic of the ramp leading up to the road.
And closer pics of the stone itself.
And the end of the driveway where I want the gate - right where it starts to widen out at the end.
OK. Back 20 years ago I would have taken my digging bar, post hole digger (manual kind), pick, and shovel up there and started hacking away at it. Even so it is going to be about impossible to dig 36Ē-40Ē holes for posts in that rock. Now - there is no way I would attempt it.
I need some ideas on how to install posts that will hold this gate.
Iíve been thinking about this for a long time. Actually all I need as I said is a barrier as security is not the issue. Just a gate like you see in some parking lots would do and would not need posts sunk to work. But these things are expensive!