A fence company came to repair my leaning wood fence. But when I apply light to moderate pressure to the new fence posts, they move up to about 3/4'' to 1'' when measured at the top. The posts are about 7' high and there is 3' of post below ground. I asked the fence company and they said movement of up to 1'' at the top is considered acceptable.

I was wondering what others thought...should I pay my bill or should I insist that the fence posts be reinstalled? How much movement would you accept in a new fence post?

Thanks for any advice!