Secure Gazebo Assembly.
Protection from the Wind
In a strong wind the shape of a gazebo makes it resemble a kite. Even a heavy wooden gazebo can become vulnerable to wind damage. The wind may not completely lift the gazebo off the ground. But the wind can shift the gazebo enough to twist the frame or buckle the legs and destroy it. When that happens, everything close to the gazebo is at risk. Secure gazebo assembly requires a plan
GAZEBO ASSEMBLY: On What Surface?
- Wood Concrete
- Paving stones, interlocking bricks
Gazebo Installation on a Wooden Deck
If upward wind forces the gazebo to lift, will the downward pull of the wooden deck be strong enough to overcome the lift?
Make sure that the gazebo legs are screwed through the deck boards to the deck structure itself. Where possible, reposition the gazebo and use longer screws to reach the deck structure. It may be necessary to add wood beneath the deck to connect the deck structure to those boards where the gazebo legs will meet the deck.
GAZEBO Assembly on CONCRETE
Secure gazebo assembly on concrete is the easiest to achieve. No matter the wind strength, a concrete deck cannot be shifted by wind-driven uplift on a gazebo. Use concrete screws, (Tapcons) to attach the gazebo to the concrete. The instructions on the Tapcon packaging are simple. We normally charge $25.00 for this service
INSTALLING A GAZEBO ON Paving Stones, INTERLOCKING BRICK, GRASS
Unless paving stones or interlocking bricks are cemented together they provide little downward resistance to the upward lift of a wind-driven gazebo. A secure gazebo assembly will use 3 ft rods drilled through the feet of the gazebo, through the paving stones, then through the subsurface material.
- The rods should be high carbon steel to avoid bending when hammered.
- The rods should have mushroom heads to hold down the feet of the gazebo.
- The rods should be spiral shape for better grip in the ground.
- A concrete drill bit 12” long helps penetrate the paving stones & subsurface.
Secure Gazebo Assembly Starts with Planning
Get ready to secure your gazebo before you start the assembly. Identify the assembly surface and have the necessary long screws, Tapcons, rods, drill bits, sledgehammer on hand. It may be easier to have a qualified assembly service do this job. The assembler will have all the tools on hand to do the job properly without running around at the last minute looking for tools & parts.
gazebo Assemby Tip: How Much Does it Cost to have Secure Gazebo Assembly?
The costs of secure gazebo assembly are surprisingly low.
Paving Stones, Interlocking Brick
3’ rods, drill bits, sledgehammer
3’ rods, sledgehammer