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Water Base Pavement Signs are larger alternative to traditional A-frames, featuring a fillable base for stability in outdoor environments. When used with water or sand, the signs are designed to stay in position, regardless of the weather.

Water Base Pavement Signs

30 Products Available

30 Products Available

Heavy Duty Pavement Signs

Heavy Duty Pavement Signs are designed with sturdy, weighted bases for a more durable outdoor display for all weathers. Also known as water base signs, their bases can be filled with water or sand for strength and stability.

What are the key features of a water base sign?

  • Hollow plastic bases (that can be filled with water to provide strength and stability for outdoor advertising)
  • Spring-loaded poster boards (that provide an element of flexibility in the wind). Water base signs are designed to be durable and stable in outdoor conditions.

What are the water base pavement sign sizes available?

  • A0 water base pavement signs - the visible graphic area for an A0 poster display will always be 1168mm (h) x 820mm (w).
  • A1 water base pavement signs - the visible graphic area for an A1 poster display will always be 820mm (h) x 574mm (w).
  • A2 water base pavement signs -  the visible graphic area for an A1 poster display will always be 574mm (h) x 400mm (w).

The exterior dimensions of these water based pavement signs will vary depending on the style of the display board, but the visible graphic area for an A0 poster display will always be 1168mm (h) x 820mm (w), for an A1 poster display will always be 820mm (h) x 574mm (w), for an A2 poster display will always be 594mm (h) x 420mm (w).

Why should I buy water base pavement signs from XL Displays? 

You should buy water base pavement signs from XL Displays because having the reassurance that if there is a fault, the signage company will look after you and stand by their products, is important.

Here at XL Displays, most of our water base pavement signs are supported by a minimum 1-year warranty. We can also help with spare parts, installation support and advice for the lifetime of your sign.

Here at XL Displays, we are committed to getting our customers the highest quality exhibition stand solution at the lowest price possible. That’s why we offer a price-match guarantee on genuine like-for-like products across our entire product range. If you are quoted a lower price on any water base sign by one of our UK competitors, we will always endeavour to either match it or beat it.

For more information on our Water Base Signs please contact us or call us on 01733 511030. Alternatively, you can view our complete range of Pavement Advertising Boards


Frequently Asked Questions

Water base signs have a hollow plastic base that must be filled with water to ensure it is properly weighted down for use. When filled to capacity, the weighted water base keeps the advertising sign firmly in place and prevents them from moving around in the wind. Failure to correctly anchor down a water base sign could result in the pavement sign falling over, causing it to break, cause injury to a passer-by, or damage someone's personal property. 

For indoor use, this is recommended, but not essential.

Yes, all of our water base signs are designed to be weatherproof in moderate weather conditions. They are designed and manufactured specifically for outdoor use using hardwearing and durable materials that are not easily affected by rainwater. 

Each sign-board includes protective poster covers that are waterproof and do provide protection from rain and UV rays. 

Even though water base signs are for outdoor use, we do recommend bringing all advertising signboards inside during storms or gale-force winds to prevent damage to the pavement signs, your property or risk harm to the public during inclement weather. 

Water base pavement signs are an ideal choice for outdoor tactical advertising displays as they are durable and weatherproof. With their hollow bases designed to be weighed down using water or sand, water based display boards are sturdy and can withstand higher winds than most other pavement signs. They can be used for shop sign advertising, curbside and sidewalk promotions as well as in car parks, forecourts, petrol station forecourts and front of business. 

Our water based advertising boards are available to purchase with or without printed posters. Our custom laminated posters are available in A0, A1, A2 A3 and A4 sizes. We print on durable 180-micron-thick media. Each poster is laminated on the printed side to ensure vibrancy and durability.

Changing the posters on your water-based boards is a simple and easy process to complete. Most of our designs feature a simple ‘snap’ frame poster board that allows you to change your promotions in less than a minute.

1) Simply snap all four sides of the 'snap frame' open

2) Remove the protective poster sheet 

3) Insert promotional posters and re-cover with the protective cover

4) Close all four sides of the snap frame to secure the poster in place

The majority of our water base pavement signs require minimal self-assembly. Each advertising board is supplied with a set of assembly instructions and the tools (if required) to complete the installation.

Assembly can be completed by one person. Once assembled it is just a matter of positioning the water-fillable sign in the desired location and filling the base with water or sand. The hollow base has a 'pop open' cap that allows easy access for filling. Once the base is filled to capacity, simply close the cap. Wheels are attached to the bottom of the base for easy movement; even when filled with water. 

Insert your promotional posters in less than a minute! Unclip the 'snap open' frame around each edge of the poster display sign. Remove the protective cover, insert the poster and protective screen. Lastly, you close the open snap frame to secure your advertising poster inside. 

Yes, sand works as well as water to weigh down our water base signs and keep them solid and stable in most weather conditions. Please note, sand may be harder to remove if the need arises in the future. 

All our Pavement signs are supplied with a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction warranty - if you are not happy, we will work to fix the issue for you.

At XL Displays, we are proud of our products, quality, and service. If you need any information regarding our range of outdoor advertising signs, please give our team a call on 01733 511030.

All our pavement signs are designed to be weatherproof in moderate weather conditions, however, we recommend bringing all pavement signs inside or under shelter when the weather turns, and the wind becomes strong.

The most sturdy and wind-resistant pavement signs in our collection are the sand and water-filled signs as well as the flexible signs with a solid rubber base. However, if gale-force winds are forecasted, we recommend storing every poster display sign inside. 

Our water base signs have built-in wheels in the base so you can move them around easily even when they are weighed down with sand or water. Yes, they are much heavier once the hollow bases are filled to capacity, however, this is required to maintain a stable display when used outdoors. The wheeled base and handle will allow you to tip and transport the base without causing injury or damage to the base. 

Most of our water base pavement signs are available with dispatch within 3-5 days. For faster service, choose our in-stock Tempest Water Base Sign which is available with 48h dispatch (with poster prints) and just 24h (without posters). 

If you are looking at another sign and you want delivery faster, please contact us. We may be able to express ship your order to you. 

We sell two different types of water base pavement sign poster covers:

  • Pavement Sign Replacement Poster Cover - a clear, weatherproof poster cover made from anti-glare 500 micron PET. Available in A2, 20” x 30”, A1, 30” x 40”, A0 and 40” x 60”. 
  • Magnetic Pavement Sign Replacement Poster Cover - made from anti-glare 500-micron PET and designed to offer weatherproof protection. Available in A1, A2 or 20” x 30” sizes. Suitable for use with BOOSTER 2 Magnetic Pavement Sign Poster A-Board, Booster A Frame Pavement Sign and INFORMER A-Frame Board Pavement Sign.