Do You Have What You Need to Mount Your New Picnic Table?
As owners and caretakers of outdoor spaces meant for dining, you want to create the most comfortable and beautiful area possible. There are some instances that could make this a little tricky, so keeping these challenges to a minimum will provide an enjoyable experience for everyone. So, what do you need to keep your picnic table where it belongs?
Surface mount clamps are a convenient and inexpensive option for securing picnic tables. They securely hold your picnic table to a concrete surface, acting as a theft deterrent and stopping anyone from relocating it to a different area.
If you are concerned that your picnic tables will be stolen, or even if you prefer they not be rearranged by people, you can rest assured knowing that surface mount clamps will help keep your picnic table grounded no matter what. Keep reading to find out what Premier Polysteel has to offer for making sure your picnic table is secure.
What Information Do You Need?
Before installation, you need to be aware and do your research as to what information you must have in order for your install to go smoothly.
You need to consider the following details:
Type of Picnic Table You Want: A wide selection of picnic tables can be found on Premier Polysteel’s website so you can find the style that best suits your school, park, or business. Keep in mind that there are two sizes of surface mounting kits depending on the picnic table style you choose.
Assembly: If you are up for the task of assembling the picnic tables yourself, Premier Polysteel includes complete assembly instructions with your purchase. If you are unable to assemble your picnic tables, you will need to get in contact with a local contractor for some help with installation.
Ground Placement: Knowing what type of ground you are putting your picnic table on, whether it be grass, sand, or cement, is necessary for properly mounting your picnic table. Premier Polysteel’s surface mount kit will only work on a concrete surface, so placing your picnic table on a concrete slab is best if you plan on anchoring it in place.
Mounting Procedure: The surface mounting kit includes two clamps and the anchor bolts needed to secure the clamps onto concrete.The kits are available in sizes small and large depending on the picnic table style you choose. It is recommended that the clamps are placed on diagonal corners for the best mount.
Now that you have all of the information needed to continue with mounting your picnic tables, let’s take a deeper look at how you are going to keep those new picnic tables securely anchored.
Finding the Correct Surface Mount Kit
When mounting your picnic table, the first thing you need to consider is the ground you are placing your picnic tables on. If your school, park, or business has a concrete slab on the ground of your desired seating area, then Premier Polysteel has the perfect surface mount kit for you. This kit is only compatible with concrete surfaces.
To securely mount your picnic tables to concrete, we recommend the Surface Mount Kit. Choose the smaller size if you have the square, round, or 4′ x 5′ accessible picnic tables. The large size fits the oval style and all rectangle picnic tables.
The clamps in each kit are covered with a plastisol coating to prevent chipping from everyday use and rusting from the rain and air exposure, so you know your picnic table’s mount is durable and will last you a long time.
Additionally, the surface mount kit is available in all 12 standard picnic table colors so they will match and be less noticeable. The colors the surface mount kit comes in include:
Now that you know the specifics of our surface mount kit, let’s take a look at what picnic tables are compatible with each size.
Small Surface Mount Kit
The Small Surface Mount Kit is compatible with these free-standing (portable) picnic table styles:
Large Surface Mount Kit
The Large Surface Mount Kit is compatible with these free-standing picnic tables:
Now that you know everything about the surface mount kits, you might wonder where is the right place for you to mount your picnic table. Let’s take a look.
Where Are You Going to Put Your Picnic Table?
Where you put your picnic table is a crucial factor to getting it mounted correctly. You want to ensure the surface you are putting the picnic table on is adequate to be able to hold any anchoring system available. This ideally involves having a smooth and level concrete surface.
Not only do you want to make sure your ground space is adequate, but you also need to ensure the area that you are putting the picnic tables in provides enough space for all your needs.Be sure there is adequate space between tables so that people can move freely and also enter and exit the picnic tables easily.
If you plan on installing picnic tables approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for wheelchair access, make sure you familiarize yourself with the guidelines to sufficiently accommodate the picnic tables and your guests.
A helpful link to installing ADA picnic tables can be found at the National Center of Accessibility website.
Now that you have everything you need, you are ready to go. Take time when selecting the size and shape of your picnic tables. You want to make sure there is adequate space for anyone to enjoy having a seat.
Making sure your picnic tables are mounted properly gives owners and caretakers peace of mind that their property is secure. Make sure your picnic tables are mounted properly and you have all your bases covered.
There are many steps that go into not only choosing your new picnic tables, but also of the placement and installation of your brand new picnic tables. Be sure to be aware of the things highlighted in this article, and don’t hesitate to contact a professional if you feel uncertain about any step of the process.
Making sure you have everything you need so you can enjoy your picnic tables for years to come is essential to getting the most out of your new addition. If you are going to make an investment in picnic tables, we want to make sure they are secure and safe so that you have the best experience possible.