Installing ground sockets

Good quality concrete can last up to 100 years, whereas rapid-set can be damaged upon first impact. If you want foundations to last the test of time - Choose wisely 

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New Works

Items of infrastructure can be installed by simply inserting item in ground socket and positioning upright when pouring concrete, (although if infrastructure is not ready, too heavy or in windy conditions) you can use the installation tool to position the ground socket upright when pouring concrete, and cap off until infrastructure is ready to install. Refer to User Manual for more details and Specifications for drawings 

 

Paved Areas

Socket is installed flush with surface and must be completely encased in concrete. Allow space for paving so socket finishes level with road or footpath. If there is soil beneath pavers we recommend you install a foundation beneath the pavers of at least 300 mm square to provide stability and ensure against dislodgement when an item is impacted. We do not recommend using 150 mm sockets in paved areas. Refer to User Manual for more details and Specifications for drawings

Existing solid concrete foundation

Socket is installed flush with surface and must be completely encased in concrete. Core drill hole large enough to fit socket and fill gap with concrete to secure socket to existing foundation.  We recommend 150 or 350 mm ground sockets (650 mm is not necessary in solid concrete footpaths or foundations) NB: We also provide a Smart surface mount option for bollards.  Refer to User Manual for more details and Specifications for drawings 

 

Free-standing installations

When installing items directly in soil. Socket is installed flush with surface and must be completely encased in concrete. We recommend you install a 700 mm deep (minimum 50 mm beneath socket (suggest increasing depth 1m for bollards likely to be impacted by trucks or heavy vehicles at low speed) x 400 mm square foundation to provide stability and ensure against dislodgement when an item is impacted. Refer to User Manual for more details and Specifications for drawings 

MRWA specifications

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For installing sign-posts, bollards and grab-rails. 

 

MRWA Signage footing details

Smart Sustainable Foundations can be installed from 150 mm depth

 

 

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