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Plastic vs. Concrete: Why Plastic is the Way to Go with Sign Bases

Are you in the market for some new sign bases? Whether it’s for your manufacturing facility, business’ parking lot, construction crew, public walk ways or curbside pickup restaurants, choosing the correct sign base is important.

For years, sign bases were normally made from concrete. Old, gray, cold concrete that may withstand a car crash but won’t be able to hold on for the long run.  

Concrete sign bases are known for cracking, chipping and crumbling over time and the sign posts themselves are almost always susceptible to rusting after a couple years of harsh weather. On top of that, if you want to add any color to the base, you’ll have to worry about painting it at least twice a year to keep it looking fresh.

That extra work and money spent is a pain to keep it looking good is a pain. That’s why plastic sign bases are the way to go.

Ideal Shield plastic sign base
Ideal Shield’s plastic sign base compared to a generic concrete sign base.

With plastic, you won’t have to worry about chipping, cracking and crumbling. Everyday wear and tear is unable to do half the damage to plastic bases compared to concrete thanks to the hollow durable polyethylene plastic design. This allows for the owner or user to fill the base with water, sand, gel filling or, our old friend, concrete. All of which will stabilize the base and will allow it to withstand high speed winds and heavy traffic areas.

If the durability or mobility isn’t enough to sway you, the cost savings surely will.

Plastic sign bases are available in any color to allow you to maintain your company’s branding identity while also giving your facility a much more aesthetically appealing look and feel. And don’t worry about maintenance. With the plastic sign base, you won’t have to worry about repainting the base after months of bad weather or a couple scratches or bumps from vehicles.

So, if you’re looking to learn more about durable, reliable, portable, maintenance free sign bases, Ideal Shield has you covered! 

Contact us today for more information on how our portable sign base or permanent plastic sign base options can transform your facility and/or parking lot quickly.