The improved pointed tip on the black powder-coated ground sleeve makes driving it into the ground much easier. The uniquely welded tip of the sleeve also prevents splitting while being driven into the ground. The welded feature strengthens and stabilizes the ground sleeve, making it much better than the standard sleeves. The galvanized black polyester powder coated sleeve is also equipped with a drainage hole to stop water and debris from accumulating inside of it. The ground sleeves are coated after the crimping & welding of the tip so there is no metal being exposed on either end, which makes this the best sleeve on the market today.