How do you anchor shade sail posts?

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How deep do shade sail posts need to be?

Post lengths should be taken into account with the proposed height of the sail plus the depth of your footings. Footing depth should be a minimum of 36 inches deep and 30inches square. For example, if your post height is higher than 8 feet, we recommend a hole depth 40% of the height above ground.

How do you put poles in the ground for a shade sail?

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How do you keep shade sails from sagging?

If your shade sail starts to sag, you can re-tighten it and bring it taught. One way to do this is by using a wire rope that runs through a pocket sewn in the perimeter of your sail. Simply pull the wire rope on each corner until the shade sail retightens and all sagging is removed.

How do you attach a shade sail to a concrete wall?

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Quote from Youtube video: As you can see this side on the left hand side the attachment point would be fine but the short side there if the top of the picture is not fine i'll have to move it and here the attachment.

How much wind can a shade sail withstand?

85 mph

When it comes to wind, most shade sails are fabricated to withstand a minimum of 85 mph, three-second gusts. USA SHADE, for one, engineers its structures up to 150 mph, dependent upon the location of the structure.

Why do shade sail posts need to be angled?


All shade sails should have a certain amount of twist or shape in their design. This is done by designing the sail to have alternate high and low corners. Known as a ‘Hypar’, this shape increases tension in the shade, reduces flapping in the wind, and improves overall longevity of the sail.

Is a 4×4 post strong enough for a shade sail?

If your posts will actually be 12′ above ground, and they’re not supported with any sort of diagonal bracing, you will want 6x6s (or at least 4x6s). 4x4s will flex and bounce substantially at that height.

What is a good height for a shade sail?

Your sail will be under significant tension and as such fixing points need to be strong. It is recommended that the fixing height be at least 2.4m from the ground on 2 of the sides.

Should a shade sail be tight?

We say tighten until you think it is tight then tighten some more! The sail should have no sag or droop and you should pretty much be able to hang off it or even sit on it (do not do this, this is just for description purposes!).

How do you keep rain from pooling on a shade sail?

Pools of water on any shade sail will shorten its life and you don’t want pooled water on the sail. You can make sure water runs off the shade sail by installing it at an angle. Another way to make water run off the sail is to use a “hypar” twist. Hypar stands for hyperbolic parabaloid.

Are shade sails worth it?

If you want to make the best use of your outside areas, installing a shade sail or waterproof canopy is a fantastic idea. Shade sails offer a great source of sun shade and UV protection, plus water protection, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors and relax outside in comfort.

How do you anchor a 4×4 post to a concrete wall?

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Quote from Youtube video: Three pre-drilled holes in each in each post 8 mil drill bit and measured to not hit any of the joints in the concrete wall.

How do you secure wooden posts to concrete?

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Quote from Youtube video: Remove the base and then drill into the concrete using a hammer drill. And masonry drill bits. Move the post support back over the holes.

How do you anchor a post to concrete?

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Will drilling into concrete crack it?

You can, in fact, drill a hole in a concrete interior feature wall armed with nothing more than your trusty rotary drill and a masonry bit—so long as you take care to not burn out the motor of the drill or demolish the bits.

How long should you wait before drilling into new concrete?

You can drill the hole after 24 hours, but it would be better to wait an extra day. In addition, the insert you use to hold anything down will readily break free if you tighten it down, even after 2 days. It would be better to wait a week before any kind of real torquing down of any kind of fasteners.

Should I use water when drilling concrete?

Though you don’t need to water down the concrete, the water will help to collect and remove the drilling dust, which can be hazardous to your health and “clog” the drill bit. The water can also help to keep your bit from overheating, which in turn helps keep the bit from shattering.