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How to Stabilize a Patio Umbrella

When the summer sun gets hot, a patio umbrella offers soothing relief and the ability to continue enjoying your outdoor spaces. However, patio umbrellas are notoriously troublesome, especially if the wind is blowing at all. Taller patio umbrellas will lean, rock, wobble, and tilt even when placed in their weighted stands and run through the requisite hole in the center of the table. Wobble Wedge plastic shims can help stabilize patio umbrellas to improve safety and functionality when used in a variety of ways. Additionally, Wobble Wedge plastic shims won’t shirk, rot, or swell when exposed to the elements, and can be left outside all year long.

Stabilize The Base of a Patio Umbrella

If the base of your patio umbrella doesn’t sit evenly, use a BigGap Wobble Wedge to shim and stabilize it. Simply identify where the largest gap exists between the base and the ground underneath. Then slide a BigGap Wobble Wedge into place. Use the patented interlocking ridges to stack multiple wedges if needed. If the umbrella itself wobbles in the base, use a flexible plastic Wobble Wedge to fill any space between the pole of the umbrella and the supporting structure of the base. Flexible Wobble Wedges can be bent around the pole to perfectly fill any gap found here. Use two wedges on either side of the pole for the most balanced support.

Stabilize a Patio Umbrella Running Through a Table

Most patio tables that come with an umbrella have a hole in the center of the table designed to accommodate the umbrella pole. If the diameter of the hole is significantly larger than the pole of the umbrella it can lean, rock, and sway dramatically, especially if the wind is blowing. This is another perfect use for flexible plastic Wobble Wedges. Use as many flexible wedges as you need to fill the gap between the umbrella pole and the table. Use wedges on both sides for maximum support and balance.

Support Free-Standing Umbrellas, Patio Furniture, and More

While you’re making your patio picture-perfect for the summertime, don’t forget your Wobble Wedges. Flexible plastic and rigid plastic shims can help stabilize free-standing umbrellas, patio heaters, grills, and other patio furniture. This is especially useful on uneven surfaces, like inlaid stone, grass, or gravel. Ensure your patio is ready to entertain with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Get started with a Variety Pack from our online shop and enjoy free shipping in the US.