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CHANCE® Instant Foundation® Systems for Decorative and Architectural Lighting

>Foundations for Decorative and Architectural Lighting


  • No concrete
  • No hole digging

Preferred efficiency

  • Immediate pole mounting and wiring

Simple installation

  • By backhoe or skid steer
  • Before landscaping

CHANCE Instant Foundations

  • Installation can be achieved in inclement weather conditions and temperatures
  • Foundation can be salvaged for reuse when lighting standard is relocated by reversing the foundation out of the ground
  • Lower installation costs. In most locations, it requires 10 minutes with a two-man crew
  • Easy to transport - weigh between 130 to 215 pounds
  • Eliminates need for expensive anchor bolts - transformer base or lighting standard can be bolted direct to foundation base no problem of misaligning anchor bolts
  • Clean, no-excavation installation in residential and commercial areas
  • One-trip convenience; in less than 10 minutes, the crew is ready to set the standard.
  • No requirement for leveling side slope of right-of-way

Versus Poured-in-Place Foundations

  • Installation must be made during relatively dry periods and above-freezing temperatures
  • Virtually no reuse possibility . . . often times the concrete foundation must be removed when lighting standard is relocated (Also true of pre-cast units)
  • Extensive excavations required - more than one craft required for forming, rebar, finishing, etc.
  • Poured-in-place foundations require several pieces of equipment
  • Long anchor bolts could add $20 or more to each pole installation cost . . . anchor bolts can be set incorrectly requiring expensive repairs
  • Excess dirt (spoils) must be hauled away . . . heavy concrete trucks can mar lawns and parkways
  • Several trips to the site are required to excavate, form, pour and then, after curing, set the standard
  • Top of concrete foundation must be leveled on sloping right-of-way

CHANCE Instant Foundations

  • Easy to transport . . . several foundations can be delivered to the job site
  • Simplified storage - can be stored in same yard adjacent to light standards and bases, stacked in relatively compact area
  • Inclement weather installation using typical construction equipment

Versus Pre-Cast Foundations

  • Extremely heavy and bulky units. Must be carefully handled when loading and unloading
  • Considerable storage space required for each individual pre-cast base
  • In wet seasons, excavation can collapse before foundation is set in place

CHANCE Instant Foundations

  • Use same installing equipment that augers holes
  • Higher production rate, pole attaches immediately
  • Smaller crews

Versus Direct-Buried Pole Bases

  • Low overturning moment resistance, prone to leaning
  • Results vary widely with crew competence
  • Require field inspection for adequate capacity
  • Labor-intensive, time-consuming backfill compaction 
  • Click here to download the Instant Foundations for Decorative and Architectural Lighting data sheet with additional information