Taper-lock Base

MRWA Approved Sustainable Foundations for securing posts, barriers and bollards 

“ Our selection is not based on price alone, we also took into consideration the safety & saving aspects. 

The Smart Sustainable Foundations allow quick replacement of posts with no further effort required to the base, (providing a significant cost benefit in replacing the damaged sign post by re-using the existing footing ) and reduces risk of injury to employees by reducing time spent on traffic islands exposed to traffic.”   MAIN ROADS DEPT WA




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In an age of rapid urbanization, ageing infrastructure and depleting resources, maintaining roadside infrastructure has become increasingly dangerous and costly. The need has never been greater for sustainable solutions. In order to cope with the growing populations and workloads we must embrace circular economy models and reduce the risks associated with working on our roads


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Just 1 footing per week = $1 MILLION over the life of a development, but the cost is not only financial

* Workers risk their lives in dangerous traffic

* Dealing with dangerous underground services 

* Consuming valuable carbon resources

* Creating a never ending supply of carbon waste

With road authorities repeatedly replacing more than 200,0000 concrete footings every year and with fast growing populations the damage & costs are set to soar 

All this hard work provides no future benefit so each year the costs and risks continue to grow


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Smart Ground sockets can be installed by simply positioning upright when when pouring concrete footings, (or retrofitted) creating a perfect finish that remains in pristine condition for the entire lifespan of a development



Items are simply dropped into the ground socket, automatically locking in, perfectly aligned, remaining safe and secure year after year

Instead of taking weeks, the infrastructure for an entire development can be installed in a single day





Posts bend at ground level with no damage to surrounding asphalt, paving or concrete foundations.

Flattened and sheared off posts - not a problem! Items can be easily levered up enough to break the seal and removal tool used as usual to remove the item

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All work is performed quickly and efficiently from a standing position, using ergonomic  tools, substantially reducing the costs and risks associated with maintenance

Worksafe Award DOH&S



Eradicating many variables that can ruin any well planned budget, improving your ability to deliver projects on time and on-budget. 

No major traffic management, digging or heavy labour, no disturbance to underground services, no costly delays, no waste or tipping fees. 

Once Smart Sustainable Foundations are installed, the only cost is labour,  greatly reducing the risk of cost overruns






Circular Hollow Section (CHS) signposts must be secured using an approved fixing device as specified in Annexure 601G (Taper lock base added for circular sign post in Clauses 601.43.04, 601.43.07 & 601.26.3(b)

To further reduce costs and maintenance- refer to FRP Posts

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