It is important to follow proper installation of the atlantic flag pole in-ground. 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.
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 for flagpole installation. The manufacturer or dealer can help you determine the flagpole’s diameter.
To prepare the foundation for an inground type flag pole, you will need to dig a hole in a designated spot. The concrete will then be poured onto the hole. 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. The ground sleeve’s outer portion has steel plates that will hold it in place when concrete is poured into its foundation. You will also find wedges in its inner section that help to settle the flag pole at center of foundation. To channel the lightning, there is also a ground spike in the ground sleeves.
A flash collar will also be fitted to the foundation of the structure, in addition to the ground sleeves. It is located at the bottom of the foundation and just above ground sleeve. This collar acts as a protective shield from the elements and gives it a neat finish. To prevent water infiltration into the foundation, the gap between flash collar and flagpole is sealed with concrete.