Over the last couple of years, the shipping industry has had challenges for a variety of reasons. Because of this we have seen an increase of our freight shipping costs. Anything over 8 feet has to ship via motor freight which is the majority of the work that we do. We have been trying to come up with a way to help reduce shipping costs to our customers, especially those that are only ordering one or two units at a time.more
This is our second “back to basics” post. In this post, we’ll discuss street and traffic signs.
Street signs come in a variety of sizes with the two most standard being 6” x 36” and 9” x 36”. The 6” tall signs have 4” letters, while the 9” signs have 6” letters. Sometimes a municipality will require a specific size, so it’s always good to check with them before ordering. We have several different options for mounting your street signs. There are slide-in frames, cast frames with chamfered corners, arm brackets, and top mount brackets. You can see all of the sign mounting options on our Frames & Hardware section. Another thing to consider is the type of reflective vinyl. We use high intensity prismatic on our street signs (unless otherwise told) which is highly reflective and also a durable topcoat that helps to protect the signs.
With the new school year starting, we thought it would be a good idea to share a few “back to basics” blog posts where we break down how to pick out what parts you need for your projects. This first one is all about poles, bases, and finials.
We sell 3” and 4” diameter poles in fluted and smooth. They come in 8, 10, 12, and 14 foot high. To determine what height pole you need, there’s a few different things to check. Our poles are installed via direct burial, so you will need to determine the proper depth of the hole required as this will vary depending on your local weather and soil conditions. Another thing to consider is if you have a height requirement. Most municipalities require a 7 foot clearance from the bottom of your sign to the ground. Please check with your local municipality’s public works or engineering department to help them answer these questions for you.
When it comes to picking out a base, it’s just a personal preference. Once you...more
Creating a custom look for your municipalities might not be something you’ve ever really considered. I mean, aren’t street signs just street signs? No! All signage is not created equal. Whether you live in a busy tourist hub or a sleepy one-light town, Capital Streetscapes can help to give a unique look to where you live.
We give so many options for customization—from finials to acorns to decorative sign post bases to your own unique logo on the sign itself, Capital Streetscapes is here for you. One of our favorite opportunities for personalization is through custom powder coating… Did you get a chance to read our blog on that a few months ago? We know that where you live is not just any old city and that you deserve a chance to stand out from the crowd. That’s exactly why you should choose Capital Streetscapes for your next project… because, like you, we value creativity and the opportunity to be unique. Does your city have a logo or something it’s known for (a beautiful bridge? A local bird?)....more
The beginning of 2019 has come and gone in a flash. We hope you have had a great year so far! We have had a busy few months since our move into the new space and we hope it will continue. Along with the new space, come new products. We now carry a new style of street sign frames and logo frames.
This new style allows you to use a double sided sign and slide it into the frame. We currently offer them in a 9” x 36” street sign frame with the matching 9” x 9” logo frame as well as a 6” x 36” street sign frame with the matching 6” x 6” logo frame. If you have purchased the old style in the past, do not worry. While we will change our examples to show off the new frames, we will still be offering that style of frame so you are able to match your current parts.
If you have recently received a website example price list from us, please ask for an updated version as the examples have now been changed.
Check them out on our Frames and Hardware section. Feel free to reach out to us with any...more
The cooler temperatures of fall are on their way and we can’t wait. This summer has not only been hot, but also very busy for us at Capital StreetScapes. Every year we continue to grow and do more business so there is only one thing we can do.
We are moving! As of October 1st, we will officially be operating out of our new space. While this has been a crazy and exciting process, we could never forget how we got here. It is because of all of our wonderful customers that we are able to move into a space nearly twice the size of our current one. The team at Capital StreetScapes would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the business we have received over the years. We look forward to see how the business grows in the future.
Our new address is:
2929 Longhorn Blvd
Austin, TX 78758more
School is finally out and the weather is warming up, so we all know what that means; summer vacations! With more travelers on the run, the importance of being able to navigate efficiently increases. Plus being able to stop at fun and unique places along the way is an added bonus.
While we often show off our signs from neighborhoods on our testimonial page, we also frequently work with cities. The standard telespar post with top mounted street signs are lackluster and fade into their surroundings. The street signs get beat-up making them difficult to read. Our decorative signage would help them stand out, making it easier for travelers to find their way around your city. Our products are hard to miss! Not only could you spruce up your street signs, but you could also add wayfinding signs. Direct visitors to a museum, the downtown area, shopping…the list goes on! You can show off the best features you have to offer.
So whether you are a city, town, or even a village, we can find something that will...more
It’s the season of love with Valentine’s Day right around the corner so why not fall in love with new signage! Recently I’ve been receiving similar comments from customers about their current signage they are looking to replace. Comments like “old and boring” U channel poles or “rotten and dingy” wooden posts are some of the several I have been hearing. Instead of looking at those eyesores every day, why not replace them with something you love to look at? At Capital StreetScapes, we have a variety of parts that you can mix and match to fit any budget or to achieve a certain look.
Not only are our products beautiful, but they are long lasting. We use aluminum for our poles, bases, finials, frames, and blanks. They are lightweight (making installation easier) and hold up in different climates. Plus, aluminum does not rust. We also powder coat all our products. Powder coating is better than traditional paint because it lasts much longer. It generally produces a coating twice as thick as standard paint and is resistant to corrosion, fading, chipping, and...more
The beginning of the year symbolizes a fresh start so instead of saying, “New Year, New Me” how about “New Year, New Signs”? This time of year is great to start looking into upgrading your sign needs. Our signs add something special to your landscaping needs and are durable in different weather climates. Whether you’re a borough in New York City, a college in Virginia, or a small HOA in Nevada we can help you! Check out what others have said about working with us on our testimonial page and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Be sure to check out our Getting Started document to help you in the process.
We have been blessed to have worked with a variety of great companies this year and we want to thank you for making 2017 our best year yet! We at Capital StreetScapes wish you a Happy New Year and hope your 2018 is filled with great memories and success.more
2017 is almost to an end somehow. We have had a busy and hot summer down here in Austin and are welcoming the cooler weather. As Capital StreetScapes continues to grow, we are always on the lookout for new products to offer our customers. We added a new base (Base47) and finial (Pine4) for our 4” poles this past year and have been looking into other items to give you more options. Whether it’s for aesthetic reasons or for your budget, we would like to give you many options to choose from when you are working on your project. If there is something that you have wanted, please let us know! We would love to hear about what kind of items should be available.
We will be adding new items and changing our website in the near future, so make sure you check back to see what else we are offering.more