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The sleeves can be placed either before or after the sod is put down. Whether it’s better to put them in before the sod or after the sod depends on several factors.

If putting the sleeves in place BEFORE the sod is put down you will need to;

1.)  Be able to correctly estimate the finished height of the field when the sod is in place to put the sleeves the proper distance into the ground so that the goal post will be the proper height. Our semi-permanent soccer goals come with an adjustable collar so you have some room to adjust the height of the goal posts. For example, if you estimate the finished height to be 8’-0” and it is really 7’-10”, then you could adjust collar location on the goal post to achieve a finished height of 8’-0”.  However, if you estimated the finished height to be 8’-0” and it ends up being 8’-2”, then you could not adjust the finished height down to 8’-0”. The collar would not be of use because it functions to hold the goal post up, i.e., the goal post cannot be lowered farther down into the ground sleeves because it would “bottom out”. 

 2.) The tops of the ground sleeves for the goal posts will be exposed above the ground if they are installed prior to the sod. You will need to be certain that those working on the field will be careful to avoid the exposed sleeves so that they don’t crush them with equipment or damage them in some other way. 

 If putting the sleeves in place AFTER the sod is put down the goal post height should not be an issue as long as the finished height is established correctly.  However, you will need to be aware:

1.) The sod may have to be repaired in the area where the foundations and sleeves were installed.

A zinc primer is a spray on coating that goes on before the powder-coating finish. Zinc rich primers are unique from regular primers because they contain zinc which has highly sacrificial anodic properties. High concentrations of zinc dust act sacrificially when in direct contact with steel by providing cathodic protection and galvanizing properties. Simply put, the zinc primer provides a secondary layer of protection. This is an extra measure to help prevent any corrosion that the typical powder coating (without a zinc primer) may not provide during ordinary conditions over time. However, because zinc primer isa spray on coating, it can be scratched or nicked just like paint.

We recommend regularly inspecting your goals for nicks and scratches in the paint and sanding and repainting the area when necessary. This will help prevent rust and prolong the life of your goals. Rust is not a condition of the warranty. The best rust protection is early detection.

A powder coated finish provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can and are more resistant to impact, moisture, ultraviolet light, and weather which reduces the possibility of scratches, corrosion and fading. Our powder coating finish utilizes a process of “dry” painting or coating a metal part with a polyester resin. This polyester resin is in a dry powder form that is applied to the metal parts of our equipment using a spray gun. The spray gun applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles which causes them to be attracted to the electrically grounded metal parts as it is sprayed. After the application ofthe powder coating, our equipment parts enter a curing oven where the powder is “baked” or melted to form a thin film coating on the parts. After removing from the curing oven, the coating eventually cools and dries to form ahard, scratch-resistant shell on the equipment parts.

We recommend regularly inspecting your goals for nicks and scratches in the paint and sanding and repainting the area when necessary. This will help prevent rust and prolong the life of your goals. Rust is not a condition of the warranty. The best rust protection is early detection

The process of hot-dip galvanizing results in a metallurgical bond between zinc and steel. It is the process of coating steel with zinc by immersing the steel in abath of molten zinc. The result of this process protects the steel from corrosion. Galvanized steel is widely used in applications where corrosion resistance is needed without the cost of stainless steel, and is considered superior in terms of cost and life-cycle. It is a more robust measure compared to the zinc primer. The galvanized coating could potentially be deeply scratched or nicked to expose a base layer of steel but this is much less likely to happen.

We recommend regularly inspecting your goals for nicks and scratches in the paint and sanding and repainting the area when necessary. This will help prevent rust and prolong the life of your goals. Rust is not a condition of the warranty. The best rust protection is early detection.

A zinc primer is a spray-on coating that goes on before the powder-coating finish.  Zinc-rich primers are unique from regular primers because they contain zinc which has highly sacrificial anodic properties.  High concentrations of zinc dust act sacrificially when in direct contact with steel by providing cathodic protection and galvanizing properties.  Simply put, the zinc primer provides a secondary layer of protection.  This is an extra measure to help prevent any corrosion that the typical powder coating (without a zinc primer) may not provide during ordinary conditions over time.  However, because zinc primer is a spray-on coating, it can be scratched or nicked just like paint.

The process of hot-dip galvanizing results in a metallurgical bond between zinc and steel.  It is the process of coating steel with zinc by immersing the steel in a bath of molten zinc.  The result of this process protects the steel from corrosion. Galvanized steel is widely used in applications where corrosion resistance is needed without the cost of stainless steel, and is considered superior in terms of cost and life-cycle.  It is a more robust measure compared to the zinc primer.  The galvanized coating could potentially be deeply scratched or nicked to expose a base layer of steel but this is much less likely to happen.

We recommend regularly inspecting your goals for nicks and scratches in the paint and sanding and repainting the area when necessary. This will help prevent rust and prolong the life of your goals. Rust is not a condition of the warranty. The best rust protection is early detection.