Even if you’re interested in installing a flagpole, you might not be familiar with the proper procedure to do so.
Perhaps you’re wanting to install one in front of your home. Maybe you’ve wanted to place it in front of your business for a while now.
Whatever the case, it takes several crucial steps, but it’s not as difficult as some make it out to be. The important thing is to follow each step to a T.
Here’s how to install a flagpole properly, so that you can raise flags on it for years to come:
1. Have All the Right Materials
You won’t get far in your flagpole installation if you don’t have the proper tools to get you through each step.
You’ll need a post hole digger, a trowel, and wire brackets in order to construct the proper flagpole hole. Also, make sure you have a concrete mix, a concrete mixer, and a bucket to mix the concrete in.
Also, make sure to invest in a high-quality flagpole, such as the Titan line that you’ll find at Flag Pole Farms.
2. Ready the Ground
To get things started, use your flag pole digger to initially break through the ground and slowly (but surely) build a properly-sized hole.
Remember, if the hole is too small, you won’t have the proper amount of support from concrete to hold the pole in place. If the hole is too big, you’ll have a crooked flagpole on your hands.
Make sure the hole is 4 times wider than the size of the pole. Also, aim to dig a hole that’s around 2-feet deep or so.
3. Place the Ground Sleeve Inside the Hole
Most modern flagpoles come stationary with a ground sleeve, so you shouldn’t have any problems there. Now that you’ve dug the hole, it’s time to set the ground sleeve in place.
Once you’re comfortable with the placement, take some gravel and fill the hole.
Ideally, you want the top of the ground sleeve to be around 2 inches above the ground, so be sure to factor that in.
4. Pour the Concrete
Now that you’ve set the ground sleeve, it’s time to surround that beaut with the concrete mix that you have.
Be very diligent and aware of where you’re pouring the concrete. Don’t get any inside of the ground sleeve or else the flagpole won’t fit inside. Grab a level and make sure the sleeve stays perfectly straight.
Once you feel good about where the concrete is at, leave it be for 2 days before installing the flag pole.
5. Install the Flagpole!
Now it’s time for the moment everyone has been waiting for: installing the beautiful flagpole.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions step by step, and then place the pole inside of the ground sleeve.
Once that’s finished, place the pole upright and let your flag fly free for months to come!
How to Install a Flagpole: Be Diligent and Patient
Try to be as patient as possible when learning how to install a flagpole. Don’t move onto the next step until the ground sleeve is perfectly level.
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