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are recommended on gate installation where soil conditions are unstable
such as clay, sand, and loose soil. Bi-parting gates should have
outriggers or a grade beam to keep their alignment. Many installation
need this type of support when the gate exceeds 250 lbs.
Soil conditions requiring this type of installation are prevalent
more often than people realize. Outriggers are important on driveways
that are cut into a hillsides where the hinge side of the gate is
by the downward side of the hill. You may be able to avoid the use
of outriggers by increasing the depth of the post hole from 36"
is optional, but recommended
post without outriggers in hole. Locate and mark outrigger location.
Remove post & weld on outriggers
Above, rebar cage detail
Left, concrete poured around outrigger