It is important to follow the correct in-ground flag pole installation. This type is directly placed in the ground. If properly installed, this flagpole can withstand winds up to 130 mph. Like other home improvements, in-ground flagpoles such as the ones with feather flags can add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. You can see Atlantic Flagpole for more information.
The wind speed is an important variable in the installation of your in-ground flagpole. You can easily see the importance of wind speed by simply holding a large flag on a windy day. This will allow you to immediately notice how crucial it is to think about the flag’s size as well as the wind direction when installing your flagpole. The manufacturer or dealer can help you determine the diameter of the flagpole.
To prepare the foundation for an in-ground flag pole, you will need to dig a hole in a designated spot. The concrete will then be poured onto it. A cylindrical flagpole sleeve must be inserted before the concrete settles. A ground sleeve, a thick cylindrical made of steel with an open top section and a wide base design, is used to support the flag pole’s foundation. The flagpole is protected from corrosion by the ground sleeve when it comes into contact with concrete. Steel plates hold the ground sleeves in place when concrete is poured into their foundation. You will also find wedges in its inner section that help to settle the flag pole at center of foundation. To channel off lightning, the ground sleeve has a ground spike.
A flash collar will also be fitted to the foundation of the structure, in addition to the ground sleeves. The flash collar is located at the bottom of the foundation and just above ground sleeve. This serves to protect the foundation from damage and provides a neat finish. To prevent water infiltration into the foundation, the gap between flash collar and flagpole is sealed with concrete.