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Bollard Installation

Reliance Foundry’s bollards can be installed with a wide variety of mounting systems to meet the requirements of any site.

Looking for general bollard installation instructions? See our "Getting Started" details below for the steps needed to prepare for most bollard installations.

Decorative Bollards 
Bollards can be used in decorative applications to create and define perimeters that are solely visual. Installation methods that fall under the decorative category are generally employed when the intended function of the bollard is architectural or landscape highlighting. Because security and anti-ram posts are not used in decorative applications, the bollard will offer little impact resistance. Decorative installations are quick and easy processes in which the bollard is applied simply with a threaded rod and an anchor casting or concrete anchor.
Post Covers - Metal Decorative 
Bollard covers by Reliance Foundry can be used in security applications to enhance anti-ram and bumper posts. When employing security installation methods, it is important to note that the bollard cover itself will not play a role in the level of impact resistance provided. In security applications, the function of the bollard cover is strictly ornamental. Installing bollards in security applications is an uncomplicated process in which bollards are affixed with a threaded rod and in some instances a concrete anchor or anchor casting.
Post Covers - Stainless Steel 
Stainless steel post covers by Reliance foundry add aesthetic enhancement to security posts. Although they do not function as security devices on their own, they add ornamentation to anti-ram and security posts. Over new or existing security posts, stainless steel post covers can be installed easily with a variety of methods.
Post Covers - Plastic 
Reliance Foundry’s plastic post covers can be installed over security and bumper posts to add aesthetic value. They increase visibility & safety in parking areas, and they eliminate the need for costly maintenance, and they protect bumper posts from the elements. Plastic post covers can be installed with two simple methods, in a matter of minutes.
Removable Bollards 
With proprietary installation methods by Reliance foundry, bollards can be installed to allow for temporary removability. The removable installation processes are designed for select bollards and may require specialized mounting systems. Removable installations are ideal for sites where access needs fluctuate. It is important to note, however, that when installed in this method, the bollard will offer little impact resistance. Removability can be accomplished with a wide variety of bollards and installation methods.
Retractable Bollards 
Retractable or collapsible bollards are installed in applications in which access requirements may change. Retractable installations are a labour-intensive process in which a hole to hold the bollard’s receiver must be bored.
Fold Down Bollards 
Fold-down bollards are mechanisms designed to stop unauthorized parking from reserved parking areas, or to act as entry deterrents in changing access applications. Fold-down bollards for parking are suitable for residential areas and sites where car parks are to provide for employees. Reliance Foundry’s fold down mount can be used in conjunction with all series R-7900 bollards, intended to be easily surface-mounted on almost any pre-existing concrete surface. Fold-down bollards do not offer a high level of impact-resistance.
Flexible Bollards 
Flexible bollards are generally installed in traffic applications where there is an expectation that they may be struck by errant vehicles. Flexible bollards provide no impact resistance and act solely as visual deterrents and guides. Flexible bollards can be installed easily with embedded or surface mounting systems.
Solar-Powered Lighting Bollards 
With innovative light management technology, Solar-powered bollards by Reliance Foundry increase safety on walkways and accentuate a landscape’s natural or architectural features. Solar-powered lighting bollards are self-contained devices that require no hardwiring, trenching or cabling. They are easily installed in stand-alone applications or over security posts and there are minimal operating costs associated with solar-powered bollards as they warrant no electrical bills and do not require replacement bulbs.
Martello Bollards 
Martello Bollards are high-performing traffic guidance devices that blend contemporary and historic design principles. They were designed by the Billings Jackson Design Studio for optimal use in traffic applications. Borrowing from the design of historic Martello Towers, Martello Bollards feature a defensive design that helps them prevent vehicle encroachment on sidewalks and other pedestrian areas. They are available with embeddable footings and surface mountings and can be installed to deliver differing levels of impact resistance.
Asset Protection 
Asset Protection Bollards are designed to protect retail and warehouse assets in indoor applications. They do not function as security devices but do provide an adequate level of impact resistance to guard storefronts and warehouse racks from hand carts, floor waxing machinery and other forms of hand-powered equipment. Asset Protection Bollards are easily installed on existing surfaces with bolts and concrete anchors.

Getting Started ...

  1. Before installing bollards, consider their function and the surface type on which they will be placed. Using the correct bollard for the correct application will aid in creating a successful traffic management plan.
  2. All parts should be kept in their packaging until the exact moment of installation and metal bollard surfaces should be protected during installation. While some of our bollards are produced in stainless steel, bollards constructed from steel, iron or aluminum are generally given a strong, long-lasting powder coat finish. This finish must be protected from scratches, scrapes, and chips to ensure the proper life of the bollard.
  3. As installation requires breeching the surface of the substrate, ensure that underground utility lines and pipes pose no risk. This may require a core drill in advance of an x-ray.
  4. Ensure that all required equipment is on site prior to beginning the install. Take precautions ahead of time and have everything needed for installation to prevent loss of time, injury to workers and product from being damaged.
  5. Bollards can be installed on new or existing surfaces with a variety of mounting options. Review all mounting hardware before installation.
  6. Ensure that the proper resources are available to lift bollards into place or onto their mountings. The steps to installation are fairly simple, but the bollard’s weight can be an issue. Extra hands should be available to prevent injuries and to avoid potentially damaging the product.
  7. Align the bases of the bollards using a chalk line. This is a critical step in creating a uniform look in a bollard row.
  8. If during installation any powder-coated parts must be set down, place them on packaging foam or another non-abrasive material.
  9. Never slide or drag powder-coated parts across an asphalt or concrete surface.
  10. Have touch-up paint on hand to repair abrasions or scratches that may occur during installation. Covering scratches will prevent the bollard from rusting. See our bollard care and maintenance details for for further instructions.