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How to Install Sign Posts

By R.L. Cultrona
Install a sign post to have a permanent location to place signs and notices.
sign post cross image by Nicemonkey from Fotolia.com

A sign is handy to advertise your business, display something in your home, or to direct people to an event. If you are going to be placing a sign in one location often, you may want to consider mounting a post in the ground. This will provide you with a permanent location for your sign which will be sturdy enough to remain standing. This is a fun project which can be done in a few hours.

Dig a hole which is 18 inches deep with the post hole digger. Try to make the bottom as flat as possible.

Pour the cement mix in a wheelbarrow and add water. Mix with the shovel. The concrete needs to be the consistency of thick mud.

Place the post in the hole. Fill the hole with concrete so it is even with the ground level.

Place the level on the pole and position the pole so it is straight. The thick concrete should hold it in place. Allow it to dry for 24 hours.


Things You Will Need

  • Post hole digger
  • Wooden or metal sign post
  • Concrete mix
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Water
  • Shovel
  • Level

About the Author


R.L. Cultrona is a San Diego native and a graduate of San Diego State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater, television and film with a minor in communications and political science. She began writing online instructional articles in June 2009.