Delaware Base: Striking a Balance Between Style and Functionality

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As cities continue to grow, so does the demand for efficient infrastructure that not only caters to the needs of the present but also contributes to a greener and smarter future. One often overlooked aspect of urban infrastructure that plays a pivotal role in both functionality and sustainability is the humble light pole base.

Traditionally, light pole bases have mostly served a decorative and utilitarian purpose. However, as our cities face the challenges of climate change, vandalism, and the pressing need for technological integration, the role of light pole bases has expanded beyond mere structural support. Enter Terracast’s Delaware Clam Shell Base – armed with sun-repelling UV inhibitors – that is built to stand the test of time.

The Current Landscape

Traditionally, light pole bases have been constructed using mostly conventional materials such as steel, aluminum and concrete. While these bases serve a decorative and aesthetic purpose, they come with a set of drawbacks. The production of concrete contributes significantly to carbon emissions, and the sheer weight of these bases requires more resources for transportation and installation.

On the other hand, the Delaware Clam Shell Base offers a reliable solution to the setbacks of conventional building materials. Designed for ease of installation and access, this base is made from resin and is up to 75 percent lighter than traditional bases.

Jack of All Trades

Made of color through resin, the Delaware Clam Shell Base is synonymous with the Washington-style bell-shaped base in aesthetics and comes in three different sizes. But you may be asking, how do these benefits translate in the long term? Fortunately, the benefits of resin extend well beyond ease of installation.

  • Terracast’s resin light pole bases are highly resistant to corrosion, which can extend the lifespan of the base, especially in harsh environmental conditions.
  • They can be manufactured with high precision, ensuring a consistent quality in terms of strength, dimensions, and appearance.
  • Most importantly, the chemical composition of resin makes it easy to clean when vandals scribble with ink or paint, making the removal of graffiti an easy task.
  • Moreover, since Terracast’s products are made from up to 100 percent post-consumer recycled material, they are fully recyclable at the end of their lifecycle. Meaning, that using resin products is a big step in the direction of minimizing your business’s carbon footprint. So in the grand scheme of things, the various benefits of resin light pole bases make them a superior alternative to traditional materials.

Sizing and Specs

The Large Delaware Base can support a pole with an external diameter of up to 10 inches. This substantial base stands at a height of 27.75 inches, featuring a base diameter of 26.5 inches and a top outside diameter of 13.5 inches. The Medium Delaware Base, with a height of 18 inches, has a base diameter of 19 inches and can support a pole with an outside diameter of up to 6.75 inches. As for the Small Delaware Base, it is 16 inches tall with a base diameter of 15 inches, designed to accommodate a pole with an external diameter of up to 5 inches.

The Conclusion

If you are looking to illuminate your business with the perfect blend of durability and style, the Delaware Clam Shell Base is for you. Tailor-made to accommodate various pole sizes and sporting seamless integration of functionality and aesthetics, this base can go a long way to uplift the foundation of your outdoor space. If you are curious about the Delaware base and would like to learn more, get in touch with us today! Our team would be glad to guide you in the right direction.