Adding a flagpole is a very ideal way to increase the visual appeal of your home, to both you and passers-by. If you have chosen to go with a permanent flagpole, we got you covered. In this article, we will guide you on how to install a permanent Lipumast in your backyard. Without further ado, let’s start:
Preparations for the installation
A base hole that is 30 inches deep, 24 inches wide should be dug one day before the placement with a post-hole excavator as well as a shovel. By using this method, you will secure the plated steel hook that will maintain the pole and keep groundwater from rising and damaging the wood underneath it.
If the soil in the location you have chosen doesn’t flow effectively, apply 6 inches of crushed rock or other similar materials prior to casting the concrete to improve drainage.
The bottom of the pole must be low enough so that it may be moved vertically without any difficulties. Once the concrete has been allowed to cure for 24 hours, the pole should be supported by a couple of cushioned sawhorses. Afterwards, you are to drill holes for the pivot bolts on the concrete.
Installing the flagpole
Next, you should install the finial and pole. We recommend you to use silicone caulking for coating the inside of the truck along with its edges to provide a seal that won’t be penetrated with water. This will go a long way in making sure that your flagpole lasts for a long time.
Once the pole is set in the base anchor, the pivot bolt must be screwed on it. While screwing the bolt, you need to have someone else to assist in holding the flagpole to make sure that it remains steady while it is being bolted to the ground.