Lighting the Way

Post lights are a great way to add an extra element of safety and attractiveness to your home. Installed along a driveway or walkway, these lights can brighten your path when you’re arriving home after dark, not to mention they simply look good.

With the freeze-and-thaw cycle known to Nova Scotia, it’s important to make sure your post light is properly installed. One way to do this is by using a sono tube for the installation.

This cardboard tube should be buried four feet into the ground, and used with a Bigfoot footing pad. The conduit for the electrical requirements are installed in a trench, and protrudes through the sono tube. The tube is then filled with concrete and left to cure, after which the post light can be fastened to the concrete. 

This method ensures a quality installation, and will provide you with many years of trouble-free lighting!

Keith Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Keith Sawlor

Keith Sawlor is the second generation Owner of Sawlor Built Homes. With more than 35 years experience building custom homes in Nova Scotia, Keith has built a team that mirrors his professional knowledge and values.

Keith is a Certified Residential Builder who is also certified with many leading industry organizations. He is a Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified Builder, a Net Zero Energy (NZE) Certified Builder, a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) R-2000 Certified Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

Keith is a Board Member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program as well as the Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia. He is involved in many other industry programs and associations, such as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Better Business Bureau.


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