To fix a wooden pole on the ground, the stirrup remains the ideal solution.
The section of a pole depends on the load it has to bear. A stirrup is usually enough to take the weight of light outdoor structures (balconies, walkways and other wooden pergolas). Its shape allowsinsert poles of various sections and especiallyisolate the wood from moisture.
- Take the measurements of the stirrup.
- Trace in pencil on the concrete support where to position the foot of post to anchor in the ground.
- Drill a hole wider than the section of the caliper foot using a perforator.
- If you do not own a large concrete drill, make several holes together.
- Meticulously vacuum the dust inside the hole that has just been made.
- With a brush or broom, carefully dust off the surrounding area.
- In a trough, trowel the cement mortar with a trowel.
- Lightly dampen the hole before sliding some mortar into the cavity.
- Insert the thread of the post foot to be sealed in the fresh mortar.
- If the mortar does not overflow after the integration of the foot, complete it by tamping it down.
- Place wooden blocks of the same thickness under the stirrup.
- Check its plumb with a spirit level.
- Adjust if necessary and allow to dry.
- After removing the wedges slipped under the stirrup, prepare your wooden post.
- Check its section.
- Cut after measuring the height of the stirrup.
Some pole stirrups have adjustable fixing cheeks.
- After measuring the post, adjust the fixing cheeks to the correct spacing with a wrench.
- Slide the wooden pole into its housing.
- Mark and mark the location of the mounting holes on both sides of the stake.
- Lay the pole flat on the floor.
- Predrill the mounting holes with a drill at the markers, using a wood drill.
- Put the post perfectly in place on its foot, facing the holes.
- Insert the wood screws so that the entire structure is firmly connected.