Picking the Best Sign Post Base For Your Application
Posted by Jeffrey Dornbos on 24th Mar 2016
Sign post bases play a major part in determining how sturdily a sign will stand. That’s one of the reasons that make it a necessity to choose one of extra high quality. When selecting the best sign post base for your needs, there are several factors to look into that will ultimately define an efficient hold.
Heavy Duty Durability
The first thing you want to look at when examining a sign post base is whether it is equipped with the features necessary to assure a simple mount. Some sign post bases might look easy to use, but they might not include the facets necessary to mount just about any type of sign, so be sure to check the different compartments they feature.
The material and weight of a base largely influences its lifespan. You’ll find bases made of various materials including concrete, rubber, and steel. Sign post bases of great quality are usually made to withstand all sorts of weather conditions. The heavier weight allows for a better level of standing, which is also helpful in the event of an accident.
Choosing the Right Variety
At Dornbos Sign and Safety, you’ll find various sign post bases that are made to fit into numerous environments. Whether you need them for parking lot or road signs, each base can accommodate different shapes and sizes.
The base that you choose will also depend on the amount of time you plan on using it. Some of our sign bases come with pre-mounted signs, as well. For instance, we have bases that come with State Law and Pedestrian Crosswalk signs.
- Temporary Use
We also have a temporary stop sign that can be used in construction zones and for emergency situations like power outages or times of incident management. Temporary signs are ideal for last-minute use since they’re easy to transport and put into place. The base is usually of a lighter weight for the purpose of facilitating deployment.
- Specific Sign Sizes
At Dornbos Sign and Safety, you’ll find numerous forms of sign post bases that are perfect for displaying signs of different sizes. For displaying 36” and 48” signs, the Dicke Safety Products DSB100 Stacker sign stand is a great choice. It’s made of rubber recycled from tires and comes in different models. Its compact nature allows for easy storage.
- Easy Installation
With our professionally-made sign post bases, you can expect to spend less time on installation and maintenance. The Made in America Concrete Sign Base, for example, comes with a removable two-inch square galvanized sign post for easy mounting and it weighs about 365 pounds. This base is ideal for use in environments of severe climates.
You can also choose a sign post base that can be filled with concrete, sand or water, like our Octagon Sign Base, which can fit up to 96 pounds of water. You can choose from the standard colors or select a custom shade.
The Best Assortment of Sign Post Bases
No matter where you’ll be using your sign post base and what reason you need it for, at Dornbos Sign and Safety, our superior quality selection will surely meet your needs. If you need help with choosing the best sign post base, give us a call today and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.