Foundation Stabilization and Repair/stabilizing a driveway/flag pole

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Question
A 5ft pole was set in cement in the driveway. The ground is sandy. A car backed into it, lifted  the cement base out of the ground.
Can it be stabilized with more cement around the circumference? Or/and Should metal bars be inserted somehow to reset it?

Answer
Gigi,
If the concrete surrounding the post was not severely damaged you could re-set.
I would dig the hole out wider and perhaps a little deeper.
Fill the hole approx. 3/4 way to the top with new concrete, re-set the post and original
concrete base. Wiggle the poet around, plumb it up and brace off the post to hold it in position.
Then top off the new concrete to an appropriate elevation.
Slope the top of the new concrete slightly away from the post.

Good luck!

Randy

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Randy Dikeman

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Any question regarding foundation repair, methods, new construction foundations,crawl space,soil retention walls,foundation maintenance, helical anchors and piers, push piers and resistance piers.

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37 years of construction experience, 23 years specifically in the foundation repair industry. 13 years as a foundation repair contractor, 10 years as a national training manager for several major steel pier manufacturers

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Nathan Hale High School, Tulsa, ok Oklahoma State University (no degree) Certified Installation Trainer with Several Manufacturers Licensed Insurance Adjuster - Texas

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