Installing Cattle Guard Forms

Installing Your HS_20 Cattle Guard Form

Two people can easily pick up this cattle guard, so there's no need for heavy equipment.

Two people can easily pick up this cattle guard, so there’s no need for heavy equipment.

Installing your new Cattle Guard Form is really pretty simple, and just about foolproof! Since two people can easily lift the form and place it, you won’t need any heavy machinery.

Rebar Is Pre-installed

Inspect the form to make sure rebar rods are properly placed, and the form is free of dirt and debris.

With GFRP rebar pre-installed at the factory, installing Cattle Guard Forms is as simple as 1-2-3!

Every Cattle Guard Form has high strength Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer rebar installed at the factory.

That makes installing Cattle Guard Forms as easy as 1-2-3!

 

 

1. – Place The Form

Prepare the area where the cattle guard will sit in the fence opening by digging out a rectangular area nine feet wide by seven feet to a depth of eight inches. This will provide a little extra space on all four sides. Tamp down the ground inside the rectangle so the form has a solid base of compact soil or gravel to rest on.

Dig out a rectangular area to a depth of 8 inches just a bit larger than the form.

Dig out a rectangular area to a depth of 8 inches just a bit larger than the form.

2. – Pour The Concrete

Using either a portable concrete mixer, or a concrete delivery truck, begin filling the form with concrete. You will want to use 4,000 psi concrete with a slump (workability) factor of 7.

Pour 4,000 psi concrete into the form. Tap the form with a hammer as the concrete is poured to eliminate any air bubbles or gaps in the form.

Pour 4,000 psi concrete into the form. Tap the form with a hammer
as the concrete is poured to eliminate any air bubbles or gaps in the form.

3. – You’re DONE!

That’s all there is to it! Block the opening until the concrete has hardened. Pack the soil you removed during site prep around the cattle guard to create a ramp effect around the form.

Take the rest of the day off! You’re DONE!