Assembly Instructions for Monumount with Simulated Stucco Pedestal Base
Tools needed: level, 2 vertical support posts (either treated wood 4×4’s, or aluminum “I” beams, see notes below), shovel, post hole digger, power drill, tape measure.
Unpack all your sign components from the skid.
Start by leveling the ground where you are going to place your sign monument base. We recommend buying some smooth driveway pavers (12″x12″ sections) and place them on your smooth/leveled ground. This gives you a solid base to sit your base on.
Pre dig 2 holes in the ground, (using the measurement/distance of the square holes that are in the “monument base top” as a guide (shown in photo in step #8 below). The hole depth should be below frost line in your area (we recommend a 32″ – 42″ inch deep hole).
Purchase two treated wood 4×4’s from your local lumber yard. Or aluminum “I” beams as shown below. These will be buried in the ground and extend up through the base and into the hollow PVC post sleeves mounted to the side of your sign face.
PREFERRED METHOD – For this style and size of sign, instead of using wood/treated 4×4’s you could also use an aluminum “I” beam that gets buried in the ground and then slides up through the base and into the PVC posts that hold your sign up.
We do not stock them but you can order them online yourself and have them shipped to your local LOWES or HOME DEPOT. Please note: the aluminum “I” beams will only work if you are getting the 5″x5″ PVC posts with your sign order.
Dig two holes in ground (spacing is determined by existing holes in the monument base cap). Mount two 4×4 treated wood posts in the holes using concrete.
The height of your wood posts that are sticking out of the ground is determined by the overall height of your assembled sign components (minus 4″).
With 2 people, pick up the monument base and slide over the wood 4×4’s that are already buried in the ground. Making sure the base is level in both direction when sitting on the ground.
Then pick up the main sign section and slide over the wood 4×4’s. This main sign section will rest on top of the pedestal base top as shown in step 9
Then pre drill several holes in the approximate location shown above (red dots). Then screw in the stainless steel screws. This secures your main sign structure to the wood inserts.
Run a bead of silicone adhesive (included) on top of each sign board edge and carefully place the cap onto the sign face. Be careful not to use too much adhesive and clean up any excess. Then have two people lift cap over sign face. The cap may or may not be tight fit depending on the version you have. Align it properly on the sign face.