-Proper installation- The install is split into 2 phases. Phase 1 is setting the anchor system or direct bury pole into concrete. Phase 2 assembly of the rim, backboard, and pole. Reference the manufacturers specification for the specific brand and model. Every step must be followed along with a thorough inspection for potential hazards.
-Location- Safety first! Call 811 before you dig. Placement should allow ample room for proper use and should consider underground utilities or other items below the surface or the yard. e.g. irrigation system, radio dog fence, etc.
-Dirt Removal- Have a plan for where 9-16 cubic feet of dirt at a weight of around 1,000lbs to 1,700lbs is going to go when it comes out of the hole you will need for the concrete. Select a place in the yard not to far from the install location. (An installer may offer dirt removal from the property for an additional fee)
-Concrete- The amount of concrete use to secure the system in place varies depending on the unit and could range from 750lbs to over 2,000lbs
-Inspection- Accomplish routine inspection and maintenance to ensure continued safety.
-Safe use education- take the time to go over safe and unsafe use of the equipment.
-Proper use- Basketball goal systems have specifications for use, ensure that you reference the owner's manual for rim weight restrictions for that system. Not all system support hanging or slamming the rim.
Basic service may include:
-Site preparation - Digging the proper size hole for the system
-Mix and pour concrete - The cost of the concrete is typically included in the installation price (check with your installer)
-Set the anchor system or direct bury of the pole
-A return visit 2-4 days to assemble according to the manufacturer specification
-Debris consolidation for trash removal
-If the debris to include the boxes the unit cam in or dirt removed for the hole is to be removed from the location this would need to be requested ahead of time and will have a separate fee. Also this my not be offered by all installers.