In-ground Trampoline Install Time Lapse | 14 Tips Before Installation | Remodelaholic

In-ground Trampoline Install Time Lapse | 14 Tips Before Installation | Remodelaholic


– So I’m over my neighbor’s house. We got my buddy Sam. He’s digging out a trampoline hole. (excavator engine revving) Recently, my girls have been, asking me questions. “Can we get a trampoline? “Can we get a trampoline?” I’m not sure if I want a trampoline. But my buddy Sam has a business called, trampolineholes.com where he goes around and he actually puts trampolines
in the ground for people. So he’s doing this dig in the neighborhood and I thought I’d come over and film it. And ask him a bunch of
questions on trampolines. On this remodelaholic channel, we share everything related
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put up on our channel. In this video, I wanted to
share some tips with you, on what you need to consider,
before you call up Sam and have him come dig your hole. So with this in ground trampoline hole, you can see it’s an existing landscape. Because it’s an existing landscape, we have grass, we have sprinklers we gonna have to deal with. We have to know where
all the electrical lines, all the plumbing lines,
all the gas lines are. So we have to get the area blue staked. So that’s the first thing
you can do is call 811, and get your area blue staked. And it’s a free service. So it will just help you
get a better understanding of where you can locate your trampoline. The typical trampoline’s size,
that people are putting in, are about a 14-foot diameter trampoline. So that’s what you see here,
is he’s digging out the area, just slightly bigger than 14 feet, so he can put the trampoline in that hole. So if you had an unfinished backyard, things would be a lot easier. He makes sure, that the trampoline, is about five to six feet from a fence, from a rock wall, any kind
of obstacles you might have. You just want at least
three-foot safety zone around the trampoline. It’s also important to
consider, where in your yard is the most level area, so you don’t have to build
additional retaining walls, cause you want your trampoline
to be nice and level, when it’s all finished and installed. In this particular location, there was a six inch difference
from the highest spot, to the lowest spot. A little bit of the black
trampoline retaining wall that will show up on the other side. But it’s not an issue, cause
you can mount right up to it. Now another thing to consider
is access for his equipment, to be able to come in to the backyard, and dig the hole. So his equipment, needs about six feet, to be able to get into the backyard if it’s an existing
backyard and has a fence. In this case, they had
to rip out their gate, because it wasn’t wide enough. So they took out a section of their fence about 10 feet, that they’re gonna have to rebuild later on. Another thing you might
wanna get checked out before you do an in
ground trampoline hole, is know what your soil type is. You can see with this soil type, it’s really rocky, but the soil
type, will drain really well in this situation. If it was clay, or you
lived in an area with high water table, that
would be a lot different and you might have to,
plan on doing some drains at the bottom of the trampoline. But for this trampoline hole, he’s not gonna have to drain it, because it’s gonna drain
itself pretty well. So, here in Utah a lot of
people have sprinkle systems and in this case in the yard, he didn’t run through any sprinkler pipes. But there could be a chance that, you’d have to reroute some sprinkler lines if you came across them. What he basically does is, just reroutes it around the perimeter of the trampoline hole. So if you are one of those people, that you’re like, “Oh, that’s a big hole.” You know, “I can do that,
it wouldn’t take long.” Well, you know, I don’t
know how long it would take to do by hand, but this guy and his equipment, it took him less than a day to get in there, dig it
out, and get the trampoline up and ready for the
kids to start jumping on. One thing about this installation, is the owners wanted to leave
the pile of dirt where it was. So he didn’t have to remove any
of the soil on this project. It’s a way to save some money, on the installation cost. So the trampoline that
Sam installs the most is the 14 foot trampoline, from trampolines down under. It’s a kit that comes
with the retaining walls, the mat, the springs, and
event the vented pads, that go around on top of the screen. So the vented pads, are
what really makes this in ground trampoline work, because they allow you to bounce better, it allows air flow to
escape from underneath as you’re bouncing down. And it don’t slap on the springs. So they’re quieter as you’re bouncing. And I thought this retaining
wall system was really cool, because it’s screwed on the
outside frame of the trampoline, and it’s a really rigid product. So it’s gonna hold back the
soil really well over time. Sam’s installed over 700
of these trampoline kit, so don’t waste your time on
other types of do yourself type of retaining walls. This retaining wall
when it’s done correctly will last a very long time. And I can tell by just watching
him do this installation that he’s done it before, and he really knows what he’s doing. So I asked Sam, “What do you do with the
trampoline in the Winter?” So, he recommends taking
the mat and the springs and the pad off and storing it. But you can just leave the retaining wall the way it is. And then when the snow
is melted come Spring, you can put everything back in place. It is made to be outside, but the weight of the
snow is the biggest issue. This is a pretty big investment, if you’re gonna go this route, so you might as well
protect your investment, take the time to take it off and put it away and store it. So I’m still not sure that I
wanna get my kids a trampoline since everybody else in
the neighborhood has one, but I definitely see the benefit of doing an in ground trampoline, instead of having that
big beast of a trampoline, that you have to move every
time you mow the lawn. I think this is a good solution. Plus it’s so much easier
to get on and off, you don’t have to worry
about that three-foot drop, and your kids falling off the edge. So I also think the in ground trampoline looks a little better in a landscape than seeing it above ground. And let me know in the
comments what you think if you’d consider an in ground trampoline. So you can go contact Sam
at trampolineholes.com if you live in the Utah area or nearby. Give him a call and he’ll come
put one of this in for you. So I hope you found that
entertaining and helpful. Be sure to checkout this
other helpful videos right here in here. And we’ll see you next time.

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