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How to install parking & road signage

Did you recently purchase aluminum road or parking signage and are ready to install it? Look no further. In this short article, I will walk you step by step through the process of installation.

First, let’s go through the items you should have received

  • New Aluminum Road or parking sign
  • Your sign hardware to mount it to a pole or post
  • And your post or pole if you ordered one

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Getting started

If you are installing multiple signs along a large area, I recommend getting someone to survey the site for any underground gas, water, or powerlines before you start digging a bunch of holes. Then, plan the spots where the signs will be going and mark them with a bright color spray paint.

Recommended tools and supplies:

  • Bag of quick-set concrete (for secure installation into the ground)
  • Posthole digger or a shovel (you can rent a post-hole digger from your local hardware store Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, etc.)
  • A hammer or wrenches, depending on the type of hardware that came with your set. If you have drive rivets, you will need the hammer
  • A tape measure
  • Wood stakes to help hold the post or pole when the concrete is setting

Now, Let’s get started!

  1. Let’s attach our sign to the post or pole. Use the included hardware or rivets to secure it. If you are using rivets, hammer the pin on the top of the rivet until it is flush with the body for a clean finish.
  2. Once the sign is mounted, grab a shovel or post-hole digger and start to dig down 12”, trying to keep the hole straight down.
  3. When the hole is about 12” deep and about 5” - 12” in diameter, get your bag of quick-set concrete and start mixing it with the recommended amount of water. See the instructions if this is your first time using a concrete mix.
  4. Once the mix is ready, fill the hole about halfway, then place your signpost or pole into the center of the hole. Push it down through the cement until you hit the bottom of the hole. Then fill the rest of the hole with concrete to finish it off.
  5. Take your level and make sure the post is nice and plum. If not, adjust the pole until it is level on both the front and side of the pole or post. Use wood stakes to keep it in place while the concrete sets up.

Congrats! You have just finished installing your signpost!

Thank you for reading! If you liked these tips or have any other personal knowledge on this subject, feel free to leave a comment below and help people that might be having trouble!

- Tom

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