Installing your ProWall Boards and Anchoring in detail!

After unloading all of your ProWall system setting it all up is simple! If you run into any hiccups along the way hopefully this detailed installation blog can help you along the way! Installation Instructions - Boards
  • Carry each board to its approximate location on the rink and place face down according to your diagram/plan
  • Using a straight line, chalk either the inside or outside of each sideline and end line according to your rink dimensions. This is not necessary if you have a portable installation.
  • Once all of the boards are where they are supposed to be, stand them up and begin attaching each board to the adjacent board.
  • Once your ring of boards is set up, review it with necessary parties. This will be your last chance to move gates etc...
Installation Instructions - Anchoring There are three ways to anchor your panels:
  1. Portable anchoring
  2. Permanent anchoring using 2-3/8'' OD steel posts (most common when anchoring into asphalt or on grass)
  3. Permanent anchoring using 5/8'' anchors (most common when anchoring into concrete)
If using portable anchoring, place 2 ft Portable Bracing Panels where the most impact is expected. Most installations will space these panels out evenly, however you can use fewer 2 ft Portable Bracing Panels on the sideline and more on the end lines if you so desire. Do not place any 2 ft Portable Bracing Panels in the corners. These are the strongest areas of the rink and therefore do not need additional stability. Helpful Tip #1: Your 2 ft Portable Bracing Panels are hollow  and can be filled with landscaping stone, cat litter or pea gravel. Portable Bracing Panels ARE NOT leak-tested so we do not recommend filling with water. In addition, we have found that customers who use sand to fill their Portable Bracing Panels experience moisture and humidity which harden the sand and make it difficult to remove. If you need a little extra stability, experiment with differing amounts of these substances to achieve the desired stability. Helpful Tip #2: Your 2 ft Portable Bracing Panels add an extra 24'' in depth to your sidelines. Don't forget to consider this as you set up your rink. Tools required: None Tools suggested: 25 ft steel measuring tape If using permanent anchoring with steel posts, you will be using one steel post per 8 ft Straight Panel, one steel post per 8 ft Radius Panel and two steel posts per 8 ft Gate Panel.
  • After your rink has been set up, set your chalk line
  • Beginning at the center of the sideline, use either the Sharpie or spray paint to mark one hole in each 8 ft Straight all the way to the beginning of the corner. Be sure to use the same hole in each panel (i.e. use the 2nd hole every time or 3rd hole every time)
  • Detach these panels from the rest of the rink and either place face down or simply shift out of the way.
  • Using the core drilling machine, drill out each of these holes.
  • Place each panel back into its original spot and slip a post through the top and bottom of the panel into the drilled hole.
  • Using the steel driver bit (included by Sport Resource Group) and air post driver, pound the post approximately 1''-2'' below the top surface of the panel
  • Repeat this process with each corner, end line and remaining sideline panels
Tools required: Sharpie, one can spray paint, 25 ft steel measuring tape, 2.5'' core drill bit*, air post pounder*, compressor w/air hose Tools suggested: Level (with magnetic attachment on side), sledgehammer *2.5'' core drill bit, air post pounder and compressor can all be rented from local equipment rental shop such as United Rentals or RSC. The most popular brand of air post pounder is Rhino. Helpful Tip #1: Always re-attach all of the panels after you finish installing one section. This way you will know your first panel will always connect with your final panel. Helpful Tip #2: Don't forget to follow your chalk lines Helpful Tip #3: If you need to shift a sideline, corner or endline a few inches to make your rink fit, you can vary the depth of the radius corners by pushing them out to lengthen the rink or pulling them back in toward the rink to shorten the rink. Helpful Tip #4: For easier installation order a 3'' drill bit. While this will mean you have to be a little more careful to ensure that your posts are anchored in straight, but it also gives you more leniency when installing the rink. If using the permanent anchoring with 5/8'' anchors, you may use UP TO two anchors per 8 ft Straight Panel, one anchor per 4 ft Straight Panel, UP TO two per 8 ft Radius Panel and two per 8 ft Gate Panel.
  • After your rink has been set up, set up your chalk line
  • Beginning at the center of the sideline, use either the Sharpie or spray paint to mark one hole in each of the 1'' anchor holes you see in the rear of the panel. These holes will be noticeable by the presence of a 4'' x 4'' square indentation. There are two each in the 8 ft Straight Panels, 8 ft Radius Panels and 8 ft Gate Panels. For the 8 ft Straight Panel and 8 ft Radius Panel, only one of these anchor holes needs to be used unless you are hosting a professional sporting event such as professional lacrosse or professional indoor football.
  • Detach these panels from the rest of the rink and either place face down or simply shift out of the way.
  • Attach a 1-1/8'' drill bit to your hammer drill. Mark a spot on your drill bit which is the same length as your anchors. This will indicate when you have drilled to a proper depth. Do not over-drill these holes. You want to drill a hole the same depth as your anchors.
  • Using a hammer drill with 1-1/8'' drill bit. drill each of these holes.
  • Using a wire brush, clean each hole and then vacuum with shop vac and small nozzle attachment. Repeat as needed until anchor sits comfortably form hole
  • Clear hole entirely and fill approximately 50% with epoxy. Each epoxy tube should fill 6-8 holes
  • Insert anchor in the horizontal ridges of the anchors. Be careful to twist anchor either clockwise or counter-clockwise while also pushing downward as you insert anchor into the hole. This will allow the epoxy to fill in the horizontal ridges of the anchors. Be sure the top of the anchor is flush with the surface and does not fall below the surface and do not allow any epoxy into the anchor hold/threads.
  • Allow epoxy and anchors to set. Review proper setting time on the side of the epoxy canister
  • Place each panel back in its original spot and place anchor plate (1/4'' x 4'' x 4'' steel plate) in proper place.
  • Add washer and tighten anchor bolt with socket.
Tools required: Sharpie or spray paint, 1'' diameter wire brush, shop-vac with small nozzle attachment, 25 ft steel measuring tape, 1-1/16'' hammer drill bit, hammer drill with larger than 1/2'' chuck, electrical access, extension cord Tools suggested: None Helpful Tip #1: Always re-attach all of the panels after you finish installing one section. This way you will know your first panel will always connect with your final panel. Helpful Tip #2: Don't forget to follow your chalk lines Helpful Tip #3: If you need to shift a sideline, corner or end line a few inches to make your rink fit, you can vsaary the depth of the radius corners by pushing them out to the lengthen the rink or pulling them back in toward the rink to shorten the rink.