If you feel your order is not living up to the expectations from your last, definitely let a customer service representative know as soon as possible. 1-800-328-4009 Since our products will have varied results depending on your area, results for some will not be the same for everyone. Feel free to speak with your sales representative regarding some options. Places with high humidity/moisture will always be a challenge. It is quite possible that you may need to rethink your strategy for the sign. What we mean by this is that sometimes, something as simple as making the sign size smaller or changing the stake can have a huge impact on longevity. Generally, each case is individual to you as a customer. Let us work with you on a resolution. The issue that Turfwerks mentioned regarding the stake sounds very unusual. If you or anyone else that may have encountered a questionable batch of stakes, please contact customer service. They will most likely ask you to email pictures/mail us a sample. We would certainly like to see what you are seeing and replace the product if necessary.