Halfpipe Foundations

We are frequently asked what the ideal kinds of foundations are for a half pipeline or mini ramp. Below are a few Q and A’s concerning where you can install your halfpipe or mini ramp.

Exactly what type of surface area/foundation is best for my half pipe? The ramp has to be put on a level area. It could be on dirt, gravel, grass, cement, and so on. As long as its level! If you position the ramp over a lawn area be certain the sprinklers are not hitting the ramp with water. Cap off any sort of sprinkler heads if the ramp is going straight on top of any type of sprinklers.

Does the ramp have to be level? Yes. You do not automatically have to buy a 3m level to see to it its 100 % accurate. You merely want the ramp as level as possible to the naked eye. The ramp may feel uncomfortable to a skater if its on a slope.

Should it be on dirt or concrete? It does not matter as long as its level.

Should I elevate my half pipe? Many of our customers that live in wet/moist areas often tend to raise their ramps using any sort of sort of block; cinder, block, pavers, steppingstones, etc. Raising the ramp merely helps in situation of heavy rainfall-the water could just stream and run under the ramp– as opposed to the ramp sitting in dirt or water. If the area where the ramp will go is in the shade where it has the tendency to remain muddy or damp- we recommend raising the ramp. The ramp only be be raised during the construction. As soon as the ramp is finished  it is near impossible to raise it.

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Half pipe foundation