As bollards can be used in a wide range of applications and therefore need to be installed often, it can be tiresome to hire a professional every time. These uses include traffic control, property protection, or even pedestrian guidance, and the consequences of poor installation can be lethal. Therefore, the benefit of professional installation can certainly be worth the time and money.
Besides the obvious role of protecting and aiding traffic control, also stand as symbols for restriction in certain contexts. Security Bollard Barriers could also be used to light up dark areas along roadsides, and even help drivers at high risk racing events. They have also been noted to mark restrictive or historic sightings to notify audiences.
Types of Bollards
Bollards in the current market could primarily be categorised into four key areas:
Protective bollards serve the purpose of limiting access or notifying the public that certain areas are inaccessible.
Sign bollards are the kind we see on roads. These are noted to be useful in busy areas or locations that are highly prone to collisions or accidents. These bollards help pass on a message to the drivers due to the universal symbolism they hold.
Collapsible boards are tailored to provided access only for designated parties based on where they’ve been set up. They restrict pedestrian and vehicle traffic and are more convenient in storing and carrying.
Decorative bollards are used to enhance the looks of certain properties while also protecting it. They usually include decorative charms for extra charm.
Things to Consider Pre-installation
Prior to installing the bollards, it is important that the area is cleaned and free from dirt as this could disrupt the security of the installation. A pressure hose could be used to clean the area beforehand.
Before installation, take a moment to think of the area you’re trying to protect and how often the location would need protection. This way you’d be able to select the perfect spot, or even the kind of bollard that would be more feasible for your needs.
Once the location has been chosen, a core drill could be used. If you’re not after a collapsible bollard, ensure that it’s drilled at the correct depth level. Be mindful of the mix ratio between water and concrete, and then fill the hole around the bollard until it’s neatly smoothed off.
Once the concrete has been poured, set the bollard quickly until you feel it hit the bottom of the hole that was drilled, and that the area around the bollard is cleaned off debris so that it looks neat.
Remaining Vigilant and Prioritising Safety
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