Managing Steel Fence Costs: Why Scepter Post is the Superior Choice

Traditional safety fencing has considerable Hidden costs, not just in materials but also in labor and long-term waste disposal.
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In the competitive landscape of construction, managing your steel fence cost without compromising on safety or sustainability is paramount.

Traditional steel posts, relying on T-posts and U-posts, have long been the go-to choice for job sites.

However, the innovative Scepter Post system is challenging this norm by offering a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative.

This article examines the pain points associated with traditional steel posts, conducts a detailed cost comparison, and showcases why Scepter Post is the superior choice for modern construction sites.

Let’s dive right in ….

Traditional steel posts have considerable Hidden costs, not just in materials but also in labor and long-term waste disposal.

For example, a mile of traditional steel posts requires an array of materials, including:

  1. Steel Posts – 600 pcs
  2. Barrier fencing rolls – 103 pcs
  3. T post safety caps – 600 pcs
  4. Zip ties – 2,400 pcs
  5. Install RAM (Post Driver) – 1 unit
  6. Excavator – 1 unit
  7. Commercial Dumpster – 1 unit
  8. Crew – 3 workers (USD 25/hr per worker)

Guess how much there is in total?

…. USD 15,055.89

Where does the hidden cost come from?

Time!

When you calculate your project cost, always remember to calculate how much time you are going to spend.

So, what if there is a solution that can speed up your project 5 times faster?

Let’s calculate the cost of a mile of fencing installation again, but with Scepter posts this time.

  1. Scepter posts – 600 pcs
  2. Barrier fencing rolls – 103 pcs
  3. T post safety caps – 600 pcs
  4. Zip ties – 2,400 pcs
  5. Install RAM (Post Driver) – 1 unit
  6. Excavator – 1 unit
  7. Commercial Dumpster – 1 unit
  8. Club Hammer – 1 unit
  9. Crew – just 1 worker (USD 25/hr per worker)

Again, guess how much there is in total?

…. USD 11,797

Sounds crazy?

I’ll explain…

1: The Unit Weight

A traditional T-post is about 6.65 LBS (3.01 KG) each.

Meaning, a strong crew carries around 6 T-posts (39.9 LBS) at a time.

And with 600 posts, your crews need to lift, carry, and drop 100 times.

t-post is heavy, it's about 6.65lbs each

Now:

With the same size Scepter post, it is only 3.75 LBS (1.7 KG) each.

And your crew can carry 10 Sceper posts (37.5 LBS) easily.

They just need to lift, carry, and drop 60 times.

In other words:

Your crew can MOVE faster.

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2: One-Crew Installation

Once you finish moving posts, you start to do fence post installation.

To install a T-post, you need to use a Post Driver.

Do you know how heavy a Post Driver is?

…. 14 LBS (6.35 KG)

Meaning you need to hire multiple crews to install T-posts.

post driver is heavy, and it's hard to install a post driver

Then, how do you install a Scepter post?

By using A Club Hammer ….

(In other words, only 1 crew is needed.)

So, you save your costs again!

you just need to use a club hammer to install a scepter post

3: ZERO Zip-Ties Assembly

No more rusty zip ties or sharp wires.

It’s a time-consuming and painful wait to hang a fence.

rusty wire ties to hold a fence with a t-post

Now: You just use the built-in fence hook that holds up any fencing materials.

I love this feature the most!

And the best thing is that there are no more injuries to my fingers.

So, simple and fast, hang a fence.

Another cost-saving!

with built in fence hook, you don't need zip ties to hang a fence

5: Tear Down Process

Normally, you need to hire an Excavator and a Commercial Dumpster for pulling t posts from a job site.

a Excavator removes steel fence post cause construction waste

It is not just time-consuming but also generates construction waste.

NOW: Just pull Scepter posts by hand, pack them, and you can reuse your Scepter posts for your next project!

after removing secpter posts, pack them and drive them home

So, you save on the cost of an excavator and a commercial dumpster.

And you also save a ton on steel fencing posts.

Because Scepter Post is designed to be reusable, you just purchase additional units when your business grows.

How cool is that?

Now, let’s calculate the total savings for your first 1-mile project:

USD 15,055.89 – USD 11,797 = USD 3,258.89!

From your next project, you reuse your Scepter posts, you save even more!

Ready to make the switch to a more efficient and sustainable fencing solution?

Visit scepterpost.com today.

Discover how Scepter Post can transform your job sites, saving you money and supporting your commitment to the environment.

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