What is the Process for Having an Automatic Driveway Gate Installed?

What is the Process for Having an Automatic Driveway Gate Installed?

Getting to Installation Day

The automatic driveway gate installation process begins with a rather easy step that falls squarely in your lap. Luckily, you can already check this step off your list: educating yourself on your automated gate options and getting an idea of the design of your gate project. This is why you’re here and we are glad to be able to assist you with this process.

After completing one of our contact forms, 3 of our certified gate installation partners in your area will contact you and schedule a site visit. Either at this meeting or shortly thereafter, you will be provided with an estimate.

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You will be able to compare the estimates that you receive and will need to decide which of our certified driveway gate installation companies you’ll choose to work with.

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After you have decided which company to work with you will be able to sign an acceptance document. This document will typically be the estimate that has been provided to you. At this point, you will be provided with a formal contract and an invoice for any deposit required by the automatic gate installer that you have selected. This can range from 10% to 50% of the total estimated cost of the project.

A Typical Installation Schedule

After our certified installation partner has received your signed contract and deposit fee your job will be scheduled. A typical schedule is listed below.

  • Day 1: Excavation for conduit run; gate post or gate track footings and gate operator footings are installed, if applicable.
  • Day 2: Installation of posts and footings. Measurements for gate(s) are taken at this time.

    There is typically a minimum 2-3 week break at this point while the gates are built and powder coated. This time frame can be significantly longer if the gate is complex or artistic. Some metalwork artists may even take up to a year or longer!

  • Day 3: Installation of vehicle detection loops and all control wire should be accomplished on this day.
  • Day 4: Actual installation of the gate(s) should be completed, and installation of the gate operators and controls should commence.
  • Day 5: The entire installation should be wrapped up, and the end user should receive detailed instructions on operation and maintenance.