In our job, we are not a fan of surprises. We know our clients aren’t either. Therefore we try to eliminate as many as possible, with our multi-step checks, our expert project managers, our permit process, our 811 calls before we dig, and so much more.

To help our clients know what to expect for sign installation day, and to highlight possible “surprises” that may come up, we’ve compiled this list of what can be done to help better prepare clients for their sign installation.

Electrical Connection(s):

Many businesses take for granted that they are already set up for electricity to be hooked into their signage. However that is not always the case. When installing an LED sign we need an electrical whip or conduit to hook into.

How to Help:

To alleviate this problem the best thing you can do is to speak with your electrician and our team to discuss the power needs before the installation date arrives.

Parking Access:

Empty rows of parking lot in front of a wall

If we’re replacing a sign, or installing a new sign on an existing business, then very often we’ll have to coordinate with our clients where our crew and cranes can setup on the day of the installation. This seems like a simple issue; however, oftentimes this one aspect may hold up a job.

How to Help:

As with every installation job we’ll setup a time and date for the installation, but we’ll also discuss blocking off space for our crews to ensure your sign is installed in a safe and timely fashion. We understand some businesses are still open and active on the day of the installation, and we want to do the best to get our client’s sign installed as quickly and safely as possible so as to provide minimal to no interruption to ongoing business.

Hitting Rock:

Though we ALWAYS do a “one call” to 811 to ensure we avoid utility lines, we are not always as fortunate to have foreknowledge of the dirt and soil at the dig site. Therefore on occasion we may, when installing a sign, dig only to find at a certain point we hit rock.

What to Know:

Immediately once we recognize that we hit rock, we will stop and call our client. We do this because the time and scope of the job may change, and we may have to go to a different footing for the sign. While we cannot ultimately avoid all instances of rock, we at least would like our clients to know that this is a possibility on any installation that requires digging.

Lane Closures & Barriers:

When we’re working in a busier area, be it a city or metro area, access to the site may be difficult. In fact we may have to block off a part of the road to allow our cranes to get access to the building.

What to Know:

Typically this will require us to rent cones, or barriers, to direct traffic around us as we work.

Police Officer Escort for Safety:

Though this is a rare need, for some of our largest signs we’ll need police escorts as we ferry your sign from our offices to the installation location.

What to Know:

As you can imagine, installing a significantly large sign takes a lot of planning ahead of time before we even get to the site. Therefore we’ll work closely with the client to ensure everything is properly ready for install day, including if needed a police escort to ensure minimal impact to traffic and optimal safety all around.