PIC_installation-7The idea of installing a flagpole may seem like a simple project but it requires technical skills, tools, and plenty of effort. Improper installation can lead to injuries and damage to nearby properties. Before the actual installation process commences, the measurements and system used for the flagpole must have already been decided based on purpose of the flag. The location for the installation must be prepared by removing objects that can interfere or get damaged while working. It must be ascertained that the spot in which the cement foundations will be placed in are free of cables and pipes. Anyone not involved with the installation must be at a significant distance from the project. Only then will the installation can begin.

The first step to installing flagpoles is the setting up of the foundation. The foundation prevents the flagpole from getting felled by powerful winds. How deep and wide the foundation depends on the length of the flagpole and the size of the flag. The companies that sell you the flagpole and all the other flag accessories should be able to provide you with this information.

A hole must be dug based on the information provided by the flag company. A PVC or metal pipe with the same inner diameter as the outer diameter of the flagpole is placed at the center of the hole. A small amount of cement is poured onto the hole to hold the pipe in position. The pipe is then leveled using a leveler tool. Once the pipe is leveled and centered, the rest of the hole can be completely filled with cement. In some cases, a cardboard pipe with a larger dimension than the pipe for the pole is placed on top of soft concrete and filled with more cement to create a pedestal for the flagpole. The entire setup is then allowed to cure overnight and after that, it is ready for the flagpole.