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Lighting Pole Foundation -
Notes and Photos by Able Group Inc.
The concrete foundation required to handle a tall lighting pole must have Safety First thinking. Lighting poles must be able to sustain hurricane force wind and be able to sustain a vehicular accident without falling on someone in the area. Although there are local codes to enforce the proper installation of parking lot lighting poles, there are too many cases where economical short cuts are made by those unaware of what may happen in abnormal situations. Lighting pole foundations must have the correct diameter, height, proper steel rebar reinforcement, proper electrical conduit and mounting bolt installations. This page shows some of our experiences and a way to point out what is wrong and what is right in prioritizing Safety First.
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Project Notes:

 

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Lighting Pole
Foundation - Improper
size, Lack of rebar.

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Starting with proper excavation and the standard specifications for a good foundation.



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Lighting Pole pre-form tubes come in various diameter sizes.



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This is the proper method of rebar steel rods for the inside of a good foundation.

Lighting Pole Foundation to replace existing.
Note rebar for horizontal and vertical steel rods.



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Looking at rods and form tube.

Lighting pole foundation in an area having a concrete sidewalk and concrete curb.



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Lighting Pole embedded mounting "L" bolts showing the base template required for the concrete pour.

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Lighting pole foundation proper compacting using a jumping jack.

Compacting the crushed stone used as backfill around a new parking lot lighting pole foundation.



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Showing stub-up conduits, embedded mounting bolts and vibration concrete finish.

Lighting pole foundation made ready for the pole fixture and ready for the blacktop area re-surface work.

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Light pole foundation built to maximize parking space yet built with extra steel rebar and coated with high visible yellow paint.

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Lighting pole foundation without any rebar inside. This was a simple hit and run where someone could have been killed by the pole. The car sped away easily because steel rods were never installed.

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Pyramid Style Lighting Pole Foundations are built special for areas receiving continuous vehicular damage.
These were built for large Trash Trucks at their Parking Island.  These foundations are reinforced with steel and are meant to be bumped.
 

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Proposed diagram of a Pyramid Style Lighting pole foundation.