GALE WIND ANCHOR KIT
Gale Wind Anchors are recommended for installations where strong winds of up to 100 mph are expected occasionally. It is not recommended for hurricane areas. Each Pergola, Pavilion and Arbor order includes drawings for concrete installation instructions. The Gale Wind Anchors are normally installed in a 30 inch deep concrete pour that is 10" x 10" or 10" in diameter as shown:
Note: In areas where the ground freezes, please go 6 inches below your frost line with the concrete pour.
HURRICANE WIND ANCHOR KIT
We have installed our Arbor in Hurricane areas with the Hurricane Wind Anchor kit shown above. It is rated to withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour. The recommended installation is to dig a 12" x 12" hole that is 30" deep and place a significant portion of the anchor in concrete underground as shown in the drawings below. For best results, we recommend doing the concrete work at least 3 days ahead of theArbor install so the concrete will cure prior to attaching the Arbor to it. For best results, we recommend doing the concrete work at least 3 days ahead of the Arbor install so the concrete will cure prior to attaching the Arbor to it. You then place the wood posts in the cradle and bolt the wood to the anchor. We supply wood trim pieces to hide the metal hardware completely so the bottom of the posts looks like they have a wooden boot around them when installation is complete.
- If your Arbor is placed in a snow area, the concrete must be 6 inches below the frost line
- At least 2" clearance between edge and steel to be filled by concrete