Basketball is a great sport that you can play with family and friends. While you can go to a school or park to find a hoop to play with, it is easier to install one at your home. Here are a few steps to put in a basketball hoop.
To install a basketball hoop, you will need to find a flat spot where you can play. If you have a sloping driveway and extra space on your property, you can have a concrete slab tulsa ok. Once you have established a place, you will need to purchase a ten foot pole to mount the board to. Most basketball systems come with both the pole and the backboard but you will want to be certain before you proceed. You will also need to get extra cement to install the pole with.
You will need more than one person for the next step so you will want to arrange for help. With a shovel or post hole digger, dig a spot for the basketball hoop to be in the shape of a rectangle. Once you are down about eighteen inches, prepare the cement for the spot. Attach the backboard to the pole and make sure it is secure. Tighten the bolts the best that you can before you proceed with the next step. With the help of a friend, slide the pole into the hole. One of you will need to hold the pole up while the other pours the concrete in. It will have to stay straight and rigid until it sets. Also, make sure that it is level so that the backboard is level to play with. Once the initial set-up is complete, you can prop boards against the pole to steady it while the cement dries.
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