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NUTS + BOLTS

Fig. 1: The point where an embedded sign pole penetrates
the concrete should be elevated above grade level.

Fig. 2: This anchor bolt array and the reinforcing steel grids
were pre-assembled in the shop to expedite on-site work.

Fig. 3 These anchor bolts protrude equally from the concrete to facilitate
installation and leveling of the sign pole.
foundation, it's advisable to assemble
the steel or wooden template that
supports and aligns the bolts in advance
rather than on the job site. Similarly,
when installing either type of foundation, assembly of the reinforcing steel
grid as specified in the project plans
can largely be completed at your shop
and hauled to the job site. Doing this
work in advance facilitates accuracy
and saves time on the site.
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JUNE 2017

POURING, FINISHING, CURING
As a general rule, a sign foundation
should incorporate an exposed cap
protruding at least 6 in. above the
existing grade level. This is important
because many locations where signs
are installed are susceptible to collection of rainwater. If the top of the
foundation is level with the existing
grade or elevated only slightly, the
exposed base of an embedded pole -

or the anchor bolts - might periodically be immersed in standing water.
This rapidly corrodes the pole or
bolts and significantly degrades their
rated strength.
When installing anchor-bolt foundations, the bolt array - or arrays in the
case of double- or multi-pole signs
- must be level and all bolts must
protrude approximately the same
distance above the top of the finished
foundation cap (Fig. 3). This protrusion must be sufficient for adequate
clearance to permit adjustment of
the leveling nuts upon which the pole's
base plate will rest. Additionally, this
protrusion must account for the thickness of the pole's base plate, washers
and top nuts that will fasten the pole
to the foundation.
When pouring concrete, cementtruck operators must carefully regulate
the concrete flow and positioning of
their delivery chute. Because concrete
is quite heavy, it can easily push forms
and reinforcing steel askew. To avoid
this, ensure that the truck operator
distributes the wet concrete carefully
and evenly as the excavation is filled
(Fig. 4).
Proper curing of concrete is essential to the foundation's ultimate



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Design Matters
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Trending Times Square
Smart Surroundings
Digital Sign Manufacturing
Strictly Electric: A Goodman Sign
New Products
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Last Look
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