Custom Ornamental Driveway Gates Shipped to Washington
Plasma Cut Driveway Gates
We worked with a client from the state of Washington to design these ornamental driveway gates. The design theme features a bear and a moose in a background that reflects the client’s locale.
If you look closely you can see that the gates are hung from steel posts placed directly behind a magnificent overhead entryway that features bears carved from wood!
Driveway Gates Built to Last
Each driveway gate panel is 11′ wide for a total gate width of 22′. The panels weigh approximately 325 lbs. per side. We used heavy wall 7 ga. tubing for the frames so there is plenty of structural support to easily withstand winds and the forces of being repeatedly opened and closed by automated gate openers. The driveway gate silhouettes are cut from 11ga. sheet. The gates and posts were pretreated and then powder coated black multiple times to build a nice thick rust preventing barrier between the steel and the Washington environment.
Artistic Driveway Gates, Competitively Priced
At JDR Metal Art driveway gates, not only do we build our driveway gates to last, we design and build them in a way that allows us to provide a beautiful artistic driveway gate at or lower than the cost of our competitors who simply provide plain looking gates mass produced in either Mexico or China. Why settle for less from them when you can get more from us? We are proud to provide our customers with metal art gates handcrafted in the USA!
Customized Designs for Driveway Gates
We enjoy working with people from all walks of life in order to help them create a gate that will make a lasting statement about who they are and what they stand for. It is an honor and a privilege to be given such an opportunity on an everyday basis. It is a challenge that we don’t take lightly. We are receptive to the many factors that go into bringing out the full design potential in each customer’s driveway gate design process.
Nationwide Shipping, Lowest Rates
We ship most of our custom made driveway gates via motor freight. They are crated up and shipped from our fabrication and powder coating facility in Columbus, Ohio to the final destination. The gates can be shipped directly to your residence, to a local business, or picked up from a local freight terminal.
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Columbus Ohio Ornamental Drive Gates by JDR Metal Art
We just finished fabrication and powder coating of these new dual swing ornamental drive gates. They were purchased as a anniversary gift and were installed at our client’s new residential property outside Columbus, Ohio.
Drive Gate Installation
Foundation is the Key to Success!
Due to the fact that these plasma cut gate panels are each built 10′ wide and over 6′ tall, there will be a tremendous amount of weight hanging freely in the air that needs to be properly supported by the posts set into the ground. Concrete is cheap and this type of application calls for plenty of it.
Our post holes are a minimum of 4′ deep. We always want to get as far down as reasonably possible in order to ensure that there is enough room to hold all the concrete we want to put around and beneath our gate posts.
Each post hole is 16″ wide at the top and flares out to 2′ wide at the bottom. The bell shape below the frost line prevents the gates from leaning over time. It takes about a half ton of concrete to fill each of our post holes. Each of these particular plasma cut drive gate panels weigh just under 300 lbs while the posts each weigh 100 lbs.
We always prefabricate the drive gate posts and hinges so they are ready to bolt together on the job site for a relatively simple installation. We set the gates to the desired height using wood blocks as shims to get the gate level in its place. Next we drop the post in its hole and there assemble the post to the gate with bolts and nuts through the hinges. The gate is then held plum while the hole is filled with concrete. The same procedure is completed with the second gate panel…now everything is perfectly lined up and the concrete cures for at least 24 hours before the shims are ready to be removed from underneath to let the gates hang freely. At that point the drive gate openers are ready to be installed.
JDR Metal Art Supplies Custom Designed Drive Gates Worldwide
We crate and ship our custom built drive gates worldwide at the most competitive rates available. We use carriers such as UPS Freight, FedEx Freight, Yellow Roadway and many others. We can also personally deliver our gates for a fee. We offer free local pickup in central Ohio for our customers from the surrounding states.
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