Assembly Instructions for MonuMount Stucco Pedestal Base Sign

Assembly Instructions for Monumount with Simulated Stucco Pedestal Base

Tools needed: level, 2 vertical support posts (treated wood 4×4’s, see notes below), shovel, post hole digger, power drill, tape measure.

Step 1

Unpack all your sign components from the skid.

Step 2

Start by leveling the ground where you are going to place your sign monument base. 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. The hole depth should be below the frost line in your area (we recommend a 32″ – 42″ inch deep hole).

Step 3

You will need two – 4″x4″ in 8′ ft treated lumber posts (not included, available at any local lumber store) and clear or white construction adhesive to fasten the cap (included). Bury these in the ground and add a bag or 2 of post hole cement to each hole prior to backfilling. The key is to make sure you measure the width needed for you 4×4’s and that they remain square and level to each other the whole time. 4×4’s should be trimmed to a length that includes your hole depths plus height of the pedestal and sign minus 4 inches. See page 2 for an alternate method using aluminum “l” beams.

Step 4

We recommend buying some smooth driveway pavers (12″x12″ sections) and place them on your smooth/leveled ground. Or have a concrete base poured if you prefer (not necessary though). This gives you a solid base to sit your sign pedestal base on.

Step 5

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.

Dig two holes

Step 6

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″).

Step 7

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.

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Step 8

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

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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.

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Step 10

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.

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