- Concrete Poles
- Utility Products
- Highway / Security Barriers
- Pole Bases
- Storage Sheds
- Low cost direct burial design
- Hollow raceway for internal wiring and components
- Prefabricated holes, inserts and couplings
- Custom designed to meet your loading requirements
- Long maintenance free life span
- Unlike wood – Resistant to insects, fire, and woodpeckers
- Unlike Steel – Resistant to rot, and corrosion
- Variety of sizes and strengths (class)
- Available in above grade heights from 30' to 70'
- Manufactured product with consistent quality and strengths
- Factory made raceways, handholes, wiring apertures, and bolt holes
- Extremely rigid product with low vibration
- Monetary – Eliminates the need for a costly anchor pole base footing.
- Time Savings – Faster installation, allowing more poles to be installed.
- Simple – No reliance on weather, form work, or pouring schedules.
- Appearance – No exposed base plates, or anchors bolts.
- Engineered – The pole and footing are continuous, forming a stronger structure.
- Environmental – Does not contaminate the soil, unlike direct buried wood poles which contain chemicals treatments.
- Landscaping – Weather it be grass, concrete or asphalt, the surrounding ground is finished right up to the pole.
- Maintenance free – Can be placed into the ground without the fear of rust or rot.
The Benefits of Spun Concrete Sportslighting Poles
Simple and cost effective! The most common method and biggest advantage for installing a concrete pole is by direct embedment. The pole is placed into an augured hole lined with gravel then back filled with native soils, stone dust or cement. Depending on the soil conditions.
Advantages of direct embedment:
Calculating the Depth of the Hole
Poles are typically set into the ground: 10% of the overall height + 2 feet, except in questionable soil conditions.
Example: Overall pole height: 30 feet, the pole should be buried: 3 feet + 2 feet = 5 feet below grade, and 25 feet above grade.
Note: always consult an engineer and review the soils report.
Calculating the Diameter and the Length of the Hole
Auger hole minimum 10 inches larger than the butt diameter of the pole, and an extra 6 inches deeper then the depth requirement.
Example: Overall pole height is: 35 feet and butt diameter is 14 inches, auger the hole Min: 24 inches in diameter and the depth 6 feet.