Flying a flag on a flagpole is a great way to show your love and respect for your country, state, or even your favorite sports team. When you install the pole, you want to ensure it stands straight and won’t fall. Review these tips to help you install your flagpole kit properly.
Gather the Flagpole Parts
First, gather all the components in your flagpole kit. Lay them out and familiarize yourself with each piece to ensure you know where it belongs in the assembly process. Carefully arrange your workspace to prevent losing small parts or hardware during installation.
Pick a Good Place To Install the Flagpole
Selecting the perfect spot is an important step in properly installing your flagpole kit. You want it to be visible, so consider a location not obstructed by trees, power lines, or other structures. Keeping it away from obstructions will also prevent your flagpole from causing or sustaining damage if it falls.
You must make sure the spot has no underground utilities, so call 811 before digging. Finally, consider how the sun will rise and set to showcase your flag in the best light.
Make the Hole Deep and Wide
When digging the hole for your flagpole, make sure it’s deep and wide enough for pouring concrete and holding the PVC ground mount and pole. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the suggested depth and width of the flagpole hole.
Ensure Your Concrete Is Dry After Pouring It
Now, it’s time to pour the concrete to provide a stable foundation for the flagpole. The concrete needs adequate time to dry around the ground mount and cure before you can raise the flagpole. Let it dry completely to avoid stability issues.
Attach All Parts Before Raising the Pole
Before you raise your flagpole, double-check that you have attached all necessary parts and hardware. Attach the tie-off cleat, the topper, and any other components required for raising and lowering your flag. Doing this before erecting the pole will prevent the need to make corrections after it’s standing tall.
When you follow these tips, you can erect a flagpole that will be a winning addition to your property! Liberty Flagpoles provides aluminum flagpole kits that are durable and require a simple installation process. We can help you show your pride and earn the admiration of onlookers.