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Never installed a basketball goal before and not sure where to start? Not a problem. The following article will walk you through the steps. The following videos will walk you step-by-step through the process of installing an in-ground basketball goal. The secret to a long-lasting basketball hoop is in foundation. Achieving the correct mixture of dry concrete and water can give your goal additional years of life! A mixture that is too thin lacks the strength needed to properly hold the steel pole in place.
So how do you achieve the perfect balance? Concrete is rated by its compressive strength, which means: how much pressure per square inch can a standard cylinder of concrete withstand before breaking.
These ratings are derived from standardized machines which can evenly apply pressure across the surface of a concrete cylinder. Compressive strength is largely determined by the composition of the mix. The main difference between each of these is some mixes may contain additional ingredients, such as fiberglass, to provide even greater bond strength. Goalrilla recommends purchasing bags of Quikrete concrete mix.
Once you have all the appropriate materials, start by opening bags and pouring them into a large container. Add water according to what the instructions dictate. For an 80 lb. Create a depression in the center of the dry mix and add your water here. Work the mix with a hoe or other tool and ensure consistency across the batch. Properly mixed concrete should be wet, but firm enough to hold its shape and in an oatmeal-like consistency.
You can test its consistency by picking up a handful while wearing gloves. Do not let the mix sit for extended periods of time or you run the risk of letting it dry out. Move the mix to the freshly dug hole as soon as possible and agitate as you pour to help alleviate any voids.
A trench shovel and extra set of hands will be helpful here. On especially hot days you may need to add more water to the mix as water will evaporate. Always keep the mix moving and ensure the mix maintains its consistency. Installing your basketball hoop in winter is possible but has a few caveats. Temperatures below this threshold can cause all sorts of problems your average DIY installer is most likely not equipped to handle, nor would want to.
If you choose to pour concrete during the winter months, there are few things you or your installer will want to remember. In addition to these tips, some professional installers may have other methods or tricks they use to set concrete in colder weather. In this case, it may be better to hire a professional to do the job as they will often have the necessary supplies, like curing blankets, already on hand. Not feeling up to the job? You can always hire a professional to install your basketball hoop for you.
While you might be tempted to call a local construction company or handyman, and although some of these businesses might offer basketball goal installation, we recommend contacting a Goalrilla installation specialist.
Installing a goal requires exact precision and specialized processes to ensure your goal is level and operating at peak performance. No one knows how to do this better than a Goalrilla specialist! Step one should always be to see if there is an authorized dealer in your area, particularly a Goalrilla Platinum Dealer.
Goalrillas are sold through a network of full service dealers throughout the country, and these Goalrilla specialists can not only help you find the best goal to purchase, but they can install it too.
These dealers are installing hundreds of Goalrillas every year, and know our exact specifications, so you can trust that they will get it done right! For some people living in more remote areas of the country, you may not have a Goalrilla dealer nearby. In that case, you might opt to purchase your Goalrilla online. In this case, you may want to direct this service provider to our installation guide to make sure they have the correct information for a successful installation.
Especially if you are working with an installation company or local contractor, be sure to get a couple different quotes before committing to a purchase. If you are considering a service provider that is not a Goalrilla authorized dealer for the installation of your basketball goal, you may want to consider asking the following questions….
This is by far the most important question to ask when evaluating an installer. Most professional installers will have a gallery on their website showcasing their work. If they do not, it may be a good idea to see if they have a Facebook or other social media page where these photos are posted. Installing a full in-ground system is a multi-step, multi-day process. The first day involves digging the hole and installing the concrete, followed by 3 days for the concrete to cure, and then final assembly of the goal.
Make sure the quote you receive covers the concrete installation AND the assembly of the goal, as well as the materials to do the job. Most installers have multiple projects running simultaneously, and this is especially true during the spring and summer months. You will likely not be the only project on the schedule.
Before committing to the installation, be sure to find out when they will start and when it will be completed. The installation for any Goalrilla will take at least 4 days, and a particularly busy installation schedule may delay your install date even further. Make sure your selected installer can get your goal installed in a timeline that works for you, so you can start playing as soon as possible!
The concrete takes 3 days to cure in warm temperatures, so when the mercury begins to drop, the curing process can take significantly longer. More on cold-weather installations can be learned here. Be sure to discuss these conditions and other alternative options with the installer.
A botched installation can cause you and your family a lot of frustration and money. Check with the installer to see what their warranty policy is in the event of an error in installation. Be sure to make a note on the specifics of the warranty and get a copy if possible. If after the installation something seems wrong, immediately take notes and pictures to have as documentation when calling.
If an independent contractor aka the installer ends up getting injured while doing an installation on your property, you could be responsible. This is one of the major reasons hiring a professional from a reputable company is a must for this type of project. Always be sure to ask before agreeing to any installation and see the certificate of insurance for general liability. For some people, there may be additional steps you need to take before an installer can begin work.
The major task that needs to be completed is having the utility lines marked. Since there is a 4-foot deep hole that must be dug at the installation site, you and the installer need to be aware of any buried cables. Call at least a few days ahead of the dig date to have the cables marked.
Additionally, most installers will need to have the area around the installation mowed, the driveway free of any cars, toys, or other debris, and the boxed goal easily accessible at the installation site If you purchase your goal from a Goalrilla authorized dealer, they will likely deliver the goal themselves for installation. Also, be sure to ask the installer if you need to be present for the installation.
Once the goal installed, there are a few final clean-up notes to consider. Be sure to ask how any excess dirt will be handled or disposed of. If you would like to reuse the dirt, agree upon where the excess dirt will be placed. Also, if you purchased your Goalrilla goal online, it will be delivered on a pallet via a freight shipment.
Ask if your installer can take care of disposing of this pallet as well. Installing it Yourself The following videos will walk you step-by-step through the process of installing an in-ground basketball goal.
Compressive Strength Concrete is rated by its compressive strength, which means: how much pressure per square inch can a standard cylinder of concrete withstand before breaking. What Does Goalrilla Recommend? Mixing the Concrete Once you have all the appropriate materials, start by opening bags and pouring them into a large container. Repeat these steps as necessary until you have the appropriate amount of concrete.
Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather Installing your basketball hoop in winter is possible but has a few caveats. If the ground is frozen, you will need to wait until it thaws before you can even consider starting.
You should NEVER place concrete in frozen ground, since it poses a number of problems from cracking, crusting, and settling unevenly. Use a fast-setting mix with hot water. As the name implies, a fast-setting mix will usually set in under an hour. While it may set in under an hour, it will still take several days to cure. When mixing concrete in these temperatures, regardless of type, use hot water. Use an accelerator.
This helps to shorten the setting time and gets the concrete to a higher strength earlier. Avoid any accelerators or additives containing calcium chloride as this will cause the rebar to rust and could potentially cause the concrete to crack.
Do not mix fast-setting concrete and an accelerator. Use curing blankets. Specifically, for cold-weather applications, concrete curing blankets help to trap in the heat and moisture, so the concrete can reach its proper strength. Keep in mind they do not look like the blankets you would use in your home. These blankets look more tarp-like and usually come in rolls. Check for Goalrilla Authorized Dealers Step one should always be to see if there is an authorized dealer in your area, particularly a Goalrilla Platinum Dealer.
Other Installers to Consider For some people living in more remote areas of the country, you may not have a Goalrilla dealer nearby. How Much Should it Cost? If you are considering a service provider that is not a Goalrilla authorized dealer for the installation of your basketball goal, you may want to consider asking the following questions… Can I see your previous installations?
Goalrilla Basketball Goal Installation Overview
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Basketball Goal Installation
Never installed a basketball goal before and not sure where to start? Not a problem. The following article will walk you through the steps. The following videos will walk you step-by-step through the process of installing an in-ground basketball goal.
Our retail store is now open, while remaining in accordance with new safety protocols. Mon-Thurs 9a-6p Friday 9a-8p Saturday 10a-8p Sunday 12p-5p. Looking for professional basketball hoop installation? As a certified Goalrilla dealer based out of Noblesville, Indiana, the team at Recreation Unlimited has installed thousands of basketball goals in the Indianapolis area and beyond. Give us a call at or complete the form on this page to get a basketball goal installation quote typically within 24 hours. We also do a locate for every goal we install to find out where utility lines are buried before digging begins. Please note that we only install Goalrilla, Goalsetter, and select commercial basketball goals.
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