What Sets Resin Apart: Light Pole Bases

What Sets Resin Apart: Light Pole Bases

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Street light poles play a vital role in creating a safe environment. Illumination by light poles improves visibility during the night, reducing the risk of accidents and enhancing pedestrian and vehicular safety. It is imperative to protect light poles from harm to ensure the safety of our communities and cities. 

Light poles often have base covers or shrouds to help to protect the bottom of the posts from the elements and improve the aesthetics of the installation. In a bid to combat the ongoing theft issue and rising maintenance costs, municipalities spend millions every year on light poles. Fortunately, with Light Pole Bases from TerraCast®, concerns about theft, vandalism, and corrosion due to bad weather are a thing of the past. 

Traditional Metal Bases vs. TerraCast® Products Light Pole Bases

  • Metal light pole bases, especially those made of materials like copper or aluminum, can have a significant scrap value. Thieves may target these bases to sell them for quick financial gain. The rising prices of metals in the market can further incentivize theft. However, since TerraCast® Products Light Pole Bases are made of LLDPE resin material (that is worthless to potential thieves), light pole bases are safe and secure. 
  • But the benefits of TerraCast® Products Light Pole Bases don’t end there. Unlike metal pole bases, which are susceptible to corrosion over time, light pole bases made from resin material are incredibly durable and resistant to wear and tear, making them the perfect choice for outdoor environments. 
  • Exposure to moisture, chemicals, and environmental factors can lead to rust and deterioration, reducing the lifespan of the metal pole bases and requiring maintenance or replacement. On the other hand, products made from our unique resin are virtually unaffected by the elements and can last for years without maintenance. 

Unique Qualities of TerraCast® Products Light Pole Bases

  • Corrosion Resistance

Resin light pole bases are highly resistant to corrosion, making them suitable for areas with high humidity, coastal regions, or places exposed to chemicals. Unlike metal bases, they do not rust or deteriorate over time, resulting in a longer lifespan and reduced maintenance requirements.

  • Lightweight

Resin bases are significantly lighter than metal bases. Their lightweight nature makes transportation and installation easier and more cost-effective. It also allows for easier handling during maintenance or repositioning of light poles.

  • Durable and Weather Resistant

Resin light pole bases are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, UV radiation, and moisture. They do not warp, crack, or degrade due to exposure to sunlight or environmental elements. 

The TerraCast® resin light pole bases can withstand the elements, even in the harshest weather conditions, without excessive wear and tear. Although our products come with a 10-year warranty, many customer testimonials prove they can last well over 20 years with minimal care and maintenance. 

  • Design Flexibility

Resin light pole bases offer design flexibility, allowing for various shapes, sizes, and colors. This versatility enables them to be seamlessly integrated into different architectural styles and urban landscapes, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the surroundings.

  • Vandalism and Theft-free 

Our resin products are the perfect option for cities looking for a solution to theft problems because they have no scrap value. Additionally, resin makes it easier to avoid vandals since the surface doesn’t hold paint, permanent marker, or chalk. 

The Atlanta Base

The Atlanta Light Pole Bases are the ultimate solution to the ongoing theft and maintenance problems plaguing cities and municipalities nationwide. Originally custom-designed for the City of Atlanta, these innovative bases are made from premium-grade LLDPE resin material, making them virtually theft-proof.

The Atlanta Bases are designed with a tiered “wedding cake” style structure at the top to accommodate poles of different diameters, similar to the designs of the Argenta Base and Dallas Base. They have different heights based on the top opening to avoid excess “shelf space” for smaller poles, giving a more natural transition and helping reduce litter on light pole bases.

The Small Atlanta Base has a total height of 27.50″ with a top diameter opening of up to 7.25″. The Large Atlanta Base has a total height of 37.25″ with a top diameter opening of up to 10.25”.

The top band portion of the Atlanta Bases can be customized to add logos, emblems, or different designs to expand branding opportunities. Customized light pole bases can become the extension of the city’s branding strategy. By featuring a logo or emblem, cities can reinforce their identity and create a visual connection between streetscapes and the larger brand narrative.

Explore A Wide Range of Resin Products

TerraCast® resin light pole bases are the ultimate solution to many of the problems cities are facing currently. You can check out the newest addition to the light pole base line, the Atlanta base among other products like site furnishings, planters, luminaires, and more on our website. To learn more about our unique resin and products, call us today!