Sign Posts & Hardware

Sign Anchoring Systems

Sign Anchoring Systems


Trust RoadSafe to help guide you through the best sign anchoring systems for your application. With many options available, selecting the right one can be daunting. Here’s a summary of various permanent traffic sign anchoring systems, focusing on their design, application, and advantages:

  • Slip Bases:
    • Design: Features two metal plates bolted together designed to break apart or allow the sign to slip off upon impact.
    • Application: Ideal for areas prone to vehicular impacts such as near roadways or medians.
    • Advantages: Increases safety by allowing the sign post to break away during a collision, minimizing damage and injuries. Often reusable, reducing replacement costs.
  • Breakaway Systems:
    • Design: Incorporates mechanisms like shear pins or breakaway couplings that enable the sign post to detach or yield upon impact.
    • Application: Best suited for high-risk locations where accidents involving sign impacts are likely.
    • Advantages: Reduces the risk of severe injuries in collisions and allows for quick post replacement, saving time and maintenance costs.
  • Foundation Bases:
    • Design: Typically involves pouring a concrete base into which the sign post is securely anchored.
    • Application: Used for large, permanent signs such as overhead road signs or major directional signs that require robust support.
    • Advantages: Provides excellent stability and durability, capable of withstanding severe weather conditions and providing a long-term solution.
  • V-Loc Wedge Systems:
    • Design: Utilizes a wedge anchor for securing posts in place without the need for drilling, offering a strong hold in both soil and concrete.
    • Application: Suitable for a variety of installations including street signs, traffic lights, and community mailboxes.
    • Advantages: Quick and easy installation and removal, offering flexibility for maintenance or changes without significant ground disturbance.
  • Soil Anchors:
    • Design: Consists of a rod or cable with a helical plate or bulb that anchors into the ground when tension is applied.
    • Application: Used to stabilize traffic signs, light poles, and utility poles, especially in soft or unstable soil conditions.
    • Advantages: Provides strong holding power, versatility across different environments, and is cost-effective with minimal disturbance during installation.
  • Star Anchors:
    • Design: Features a multi-flanged profile that provides increased surface area for superior grip in the ground.
    • Application: Commonly used in settings requiring extremely secure anchorage due to high winds or unstable soil conditions.
    • Advantages: Offers exceptional hold strength, reducing the risk of displacement or failure, particularly in critical or high-impact installations.
  • Poz-Loc Socket:
    • Design: Utilizes a locking mechanism that securely holds Poz-Loc Sign Posts in place within the anchor utilizing a surface mount design
    • Application: Ideal for mounting small signs where surface mounting is ideal.
    • Advantages: These anchors provide a durable, reliable, and strong base for sign installations, ensuring stability and easy change-outs.

These anchoring systems are selected based on the sign size, location, environmental conditions, and specific safety requirements. Each offers unique benefits to ensure that traffic signs perform effectively over time, enhancing both safety and visibility.

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