In 2016, Ideal Shield is excited to be offering a new base gel installation option called H2Old with our sign base products. It is cost efficient, customer-friendly, and environmentally-friendly.  H2Old base gel is a super absorbent polymer. It eliminates the need for heavy and messy sand bags to hold the sign bases in place.  One 16 ounce bag of H2Old can replace 400 pounds of sand by simply adding water to this powder substance that instantly turns it into the gel. Once this base gel’s cross-linked polyacrylate polymer absorbs water, it creates a firm and stable gel that will last up to 7 years. H2Old is durable for any climate and mold-resistant. This polymer base gel is going to be a great companion to Ideal Shield’s sign bases for both us and our customers. Aside from being cost efficient and user friendly, it’s more convenient to its users as well – easy installation is the Shield Advantage.