Ashford Column Installation: Basic Guidelines

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Here are your full instructions for installing the Ashford line of faux stone columns. You’re guaranteed a simple, hassle-free installation thanks to our concise, step-by-step instructions. Our MDPE column is also lightweight, making the process even more manageable by the average homeowner, and with tools you probably already own. No need to hire a mason for this project! Follow these simple instructions and your column will be in place before you know it.

Tools and Supplies You'll Need

  1. Saw or Jigsaw
  2. Drill
  3. Wrench
  4. Shovel
  5. Concrete/Gravel
  6. Structural Post
  7. Screws
  8. Bolts/nuts


1.) Cut out top and bottom of column/stack section.

2.) If using a stack section - position column upside down and place stack section on top of the column. Drill holes in the corners and bolt column sections together.

3.) Dig a post hole. Set the structural post and fill the hole with the desired amount of concrete.

4.) Set column over structural post.

5.) Fill column with at least 10" of concrete.

6.) Level column and secure the cap with screws.