Installing Decorative Bike Bollards with Premium Removable Mountings
Reliance Foundry’s premium removable mountings allow traditional-looking bike bollards to become removable devices for controlling traffic.
With Reliance Foundry’s premium Removable Mounting Kit, bike bollards can made to be readily-removable for differing access needs. When installed with this mounting system, a bike bollard can be removed by simply unfastening a padlock and removing a pin that runs through the center of the bollards base. Once, the bike bollard is removed, the mounting system then conveniently retracts to become flush with the concrete surface. The premium removable mounting kit allows the ultimate in access control, aesthetic value and secure bicycle storage.
It is important to note that, with this installation method, the bike bollard will offer little impact resistance.
Installation Equipment Required
- Measuring Tape
- Chalk Line
- Dirt Tamper (optional)
- 1½" (38mm) Wrench
- ⅜" (9mm) Allen Key
- Touch-Up Paint (can be easily sourced at automotive part stores)
Surface Preparation and Determining Layout
* NOTE: Bike bollards should be left in their packaging until the exact moment of installation
- Study the site plans:
Site plans are generally created by the architect of the project. The architect will mark the intended location of each bike bollard on the plan. Ensure that the plan coincides with the site and familiarize yourself with the intended arrangement of the bike bollards.
- Ensure that the site is ready to receive the concrete:
The surface area should be properly formed with wood and the installation hole should be dug to a depth that accommodates the 7¾” height of the mounting and the depth required for drain rock in your area. You may wish to consult your local building inspection office to determine the appropriate level of drain rock for your installation. The soil below the intended surface should be compacted with a dirt tamper.
- Designate where each bollard will stand:
If the bollards are intended to be installed to create a uniform-looking straight line, many contractors find it beneficial to snap a chalk line. This will help determine the center-point of each mounting.
- Add drain rock to the installation hole:
Add a minimum of 6” of drain rock to the installation hole. Areas with a higher level of moisture in the environment will require more drain rock. Enough space should be left in the hole to accommodate the 7¾” height of the mounting. Place the mounting in the hole. In its closed position, ensure that the top of the mounting will sit flush with the surface of the concrete.
- Pour the concrete:
Begin to fill hole with concrete and continue to pour until the concrete reaches the surface. Pour the concrete evenly and avoid disrupting the mounting. The top of the mounting should sit level with the surface of the concrete.
- Allow the concrete to cure:
A lot of elements factor into a concrete surface’s cure time. Moisture in the environment and cool temperatures can both significantly slow the process. It is generally recommended that a minimum of 2 -3 days wait should be given before beginning construction projects on new concrete surfaces.
Installing the Bike Bollard
- Extend the mounting to its upright position:
Once the concrete has cured, pull the handle on the tip of the mounting upwards while turning the mounting in a clockwise motion. The mounting will lock in its extended position.
- Place the bike bollard over the mounting:
Remove the bike bollard from its packaging and set it over the mounting. Insert the pin through the base of the bike bollard. It should extend through the mounting on which the bollard is centered. Fasten the padlock. Twist the bike bollard in a clockwise motion to lock it into position.
- Inspect the installation:
At a distance, examine the plain of view. All bike bollards should appear to be perpendicular with the surface of the concrete.
- Check the bike bollard for any signs of surface damage:
If the bike bollard was scratched or scraped during installation, it can be repaired with touch up paint, commonly found at automotive stores. Abrasions must be covered to avoid rust and ensure the proper life of the bike bollard.
Care and Maintenance
Reliance Foundry manufactures its products to the highest design standards to ensure their durability. Reliance’s line of bike bollards are finished with a long-lasting powder-coating. This powder-coated finish will protect the bollard in typical North American climates, however, proper care and maintenance are required. In most environments, regularly-performed inspections and routine cleaning will ensure that a bollard retains its aesthetic appeal and does not become damaged by the elements.