Installing ground sockets

 

Smart self-healing ground sockets create a protective shield protecting the surrounding concrete and paving from damage impact after impact and your development will remain in pristine condition year after year.  NB: Good quality concrete can last up to 100 years, whereas rapid-set can be damaged upon first impact


 

Socket can be installed by simply positioning upright when pouring concrete foundations - ( no digging or heavy labour required) or can be retro fitted by core drilling or removing a few pavers (view video below)

 

150 /350 or 650 mm ground socket must be fully encased in concrete. (Socket can be truncated on site if you experience underground obstacles)

Ground socket is installed in soil, concrete, asphalt, paving or wood floors flush with surface, (allowing space for paving or asphalt so socket finishes level with road or footpath).This ensures there are no trip factors when items are removed (ground socket can be capped) and ensures ground socket is protected from damage when items are impacted

 

VIEW SPECIFICATIONS

Including videos, Installation Instructions and Directions for use. MRWA Specs below.

 
 

New Works

For new works - simply dig hole to position ground socket upright and pour a small amount of concrete around base to secure. Socket is installed flush with surface and must be completely encased in concrete. Always allow a minimum of 50 mm beneath socket to secure it. NB : There is a weak spot in the ground socket so that you can pierce hole in socket and place rubble beneath socket, to allow drainage or entry for electrical wiring. 

(Please ignore MRWA Specs stating you must use a tube for drainage - this is too difficult)

 

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. For increased stability you can bell out the base. We do not recommend using 150 mm sockets in paved areas. More Info

 

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.  More Info

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 300 – 400 mm square foundation to provide stability and ensure against dislodgement when an item is impacted. If soil is sandy we recommend a 400 mm square and you can bell out the bottom to provide added stability. More Info

MRWA specifications

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

 

MRWA Signage footing details

Smart Sustainable Foundations can be installed from 150 mm depth

 

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