Q. Will my gates or posts split and move.
A. Splits and cracks will occcur in timber as it expands and contracts with humidity and temperature changes. Whilst these can appear quite alarming, these splits DO NOT affect the strength and durability of the gates or posts. The splits and cracks happen because timber is a natural product and is a living material and through the year the wood expands and contracts, often meaning quite large cracks appear in the hot,dry weather, and then close up in the wetter winter months. All timber whether Hardwood or Softwood may naturally move and is unavoidable.