2014-02-13 Brad TRQT blogcat_arch_bollards blogcat_bollards blogcat_flexible_bollards blogcat_metal_bollards blogcat_rem_bollards blogcat_what_is_bollard
Cover your Assets: Bollards Both Protect and Beautify
Reliance Foundry offers bollards to meet the aesthetic and security needs of every site.
Lose the chain-link. Forget unfriendly fences. Whether you need to protect your property from vehicles gone wild or simply want to create an attractive new look, there’s a bollard designed to fit the bill. Reliance Foundry takes form and function further by offering heavy-duty bollards which add a touch to of class to landscapes of every style. From directing traffic flow to defining outdoor pathways, bollards not only protect people and property, but allow you to add interesting accents that add beauty and character to any location.
Bollards are everywhere, although most people usually take them for granted. One of their most common uses is to protect people and property from damage caused by vehicle impact. Despite the heavy expectations, bollards don’t need to be solid and immovable to do their duty. Effective and economical flexible bollards are designed to look like solid posts, but bend on impact, absorbing collision energy and springing back into place after all is said and done. Proper protection need not be unattractive either. Bollards come in a myriad of styles, many of which are designed as architectural accents in and of themselves. Just the right ones can add definite curb appeal to nearly any property.
Perimeter protection has never been easier. Iron and steel bollards are a simple way to tell people where to go…without offending their delicate sensibilities. Sturdy steel bollards can be easily embedded in a concrete surface in order to provide effective and long-lasting protection. The life of steel bollards can be extended even further by fitting them with a variety of attractive and affordable covers designed to enhance the existing landscape.
Parks and pathways reap added bollard benefits when fitted with covers which transform them into attractive and convenient bicycle parking posts. There’s no need to install expensive new bollards when existing posts can be fitted with bollard covers with arms designed to accommodate transportation of the two-wheeled variety. Bicycle bollards also provide a simple and effective solution when it comes to keeping spaces from becoming unintended bicycle parking lots.
Retractable and removable bollards are extremely useful when you need flexibility in your ability to deter intrusion, divert traffic, and define routes or roadways. Retractable models quickly fold away into a ground-level receiver, getting them out of the way to allow temporary access. Removable bollards can be rapidly installed or removed from ground-based adapters and receivers. These movable options allow you to rapidly reroute traffic patterns, open up additional space, or improve accessibility by relocating bollards to exactly where they are needed. It is even possible to employ a combination of fixed and movable models to meet your individual needs.
Perhaps you want to fuel your vanity by adding bollards as unique additions to your landscaping. Reliance Foundry creates bollards designed to serve decorative purposes in gardens, sidewalks, pathways, and other surroundings. Choose from bollards in a wide variety of sizes, styles, materials, and colors...there’s a bollard out there for any location.
Reliance Foundry You can even and give your bollards a personal touch with the addition of specialized accessories. Bollards can provide an attractive alternative to fencing when eyes and decorative chains are added. Bollard chain also serves the added purpose of reinforcing the fact that access to an area is not permitted.
No matter what kind of bollards suite your purposes, all models are constructed using durable, hard wearing materials and coatings, that are ready to withstand whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at them. Easy installation and minimal maintenance make Reliance Foundry’s bollards the perfect solution for “love it and leave it” architects, site planners and landscapers.
Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd. delivers the highest-quality stock and custom-designed products for architectural site furnishings, traffic management and industrial applications. Since 1925, Reliance Foundry has built upon a long tradition of metal casting expertise to become an award-winning supplier for high-profile and everyday needs across North America.