How to Install Sign Posts


A sign is handy to advertise your business, display something in your home, or to direct people to an event. If you are going to be placing a sign in one location often, you may want to consider mounting a post in the ground. This will provide you with a permanent location for your sign which will be sturdy enough to remain standing. This is a fun project which can be done in a few hours.

Things You'll Need

  • Post hole digger
  • Wooden or metal sign post
  • Concrete mix
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Water
  • Shovel
  • Level
  • Dig a hole which is 18 inches deep with the post hole digger. Try to make the bottom as flat as possible.

  • Pour the cement mix in a wheelbarrow and add water. Mix with the shovel. The concrete needs to be the consistency of thick mud.

  • Place the post in the hole. Fill the hole with concrete so it is even with the ground level.

  • Place the level on the pole and position the pole so it is straight. The thick concrete should hold it in place. Allow it to dry for 24 hours.

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