Installing your address sign doesn't have to be difficult. Knowing the best technique to installing your sign is the key. Dirt and conditions require different methods. Harder drier soil requires a few more steps than a softer damp soil. We hope with this information installing your sign is easy and fast.
- For best result’s your sign should be placed so that it can be seen easily from both directions on your road. Place within your door and your driveway. Remember, if you install too close to your neighbor’s property line it could create confusion.
- Check to ensure that there are no underground obstacles such as roots, pipes, concrete, wires, etc.
- Wet or sandy soil: it should be easy to push into the ground or tap your address sign directly into the ground until firm. If your ground is too soft, you may want to push a piece of rebar into the ground and place the sign post over it.
- Dry and hard: you should soak the area with water before you install the sign. Run a garden hose on very low and let it run for two hours. You will want the water soaking into the soil not running across the ground. After your soil is thoroughly soaked you should be able to gently push the pole into the ground until firm (usually about 10-12”)
- Rocky or gravel: Either drill or drive a pilot hole or get a length of rebar steel and hammer it into the ground and then slide the sign post over the rebar and tap it until firm.
- OR you may choose to use a post hole digger and dig a hole about 12-18” deep. Then fill the hole with concrete and place the address sign pole into the ground. Finally, put dirt around the top and pack it to ensure your sign is straight. When the concrete sets up in about 24 hours you will have a very solid installation.
The easiest installation is to push the sign post into the ground when the soil is damp & soft. This occurs after a good rain.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We hope you love your sign for many years!