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Installing Concrete Bollards in New Concrete

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Reliance Foundry’s concrete bollards offer versatile designs to complement any building or landscape. Concrete bollards are reinforced with steel rebars for some impact protection. Suitable for use in urban environments such as parking lots and other high-traffic areas.






Concrete Bollard



Steel Rebar




Dirt Tamper



Measuring Tape



Diagram of parts list

Before installation

Determine the recommended digging depth below frost line
Please consult your local Building Code Department to determine the recommended digging depth below the frost line in your area. You will need to dig at this depth.

Check for hazards
Always check for hazards such as water pipes, gas lines, and underground wiring before digging.

Study the site plans
Site plans are generally created by the architect of the project.

Refer to site plans to locate and mark the precise center point of each pipe bollard.

Dig the hole

Dig the hole
Use an auger to dig to the recommended digging depth below the frost line in your area.

Note: The required diameter for the bollard differs based on the bollard model. Refer to product drawings to determine specific measurements.

Diagram of auger digging a hole

Ensure the area is properly formed to create a perimeter that will hold wet concrete.

Use a dirt tamper to compact the soil below the intended surface.

Diagram of dirt tamper

Mix and pour the concrete
Ensure that the proper ratio of water and concrete mix is used. The concrete should have a similar texture to moldable clay.

Fill the hole with concrete until it is level with the surface grade.

Diagram of the site being filled with concrete

Set the bollard

Prepare the bollard
Keep the bollard in its protective packaging.

When ready to install, remove the bollard’s protective packaging.

Note: It is recommended to bend the rebar slightly before embedding in wet concrete.

Set the bollard
Set the bollard over the site, ensuring that the rebars are embedded in the concrete.

Hold a level against the side of the bollard and ensure that it is plumb.

Diagram of bollard over the site

Note: Once the concrete has cured, there will be no way to make any adjustments.

Patch the surface around the bollard to make it smooth with the existing surface.

Allow the concrete to cure
A minimum of 2–3 days should be given for concrete to cure before beginning construction projects on new concrete surfaces.

Note: Moisture in the environment and cool temperatures can significantly slow the process.


Inspect the installation
From a distance, examine the plane of view.

Ensure the bollard is plumb.

Check the bollard for any signs of surface damage
For damage repair or other servicing needs, please contact Reliance Foundry’s sales department.

Care and maintenance

Reliance Foundry manufactures its products to the highest design standards to ensure their durability. Reliance Foundry’s bollards are finished with long-lasting powder coating. In most North American environments, routine inspections and cleaning will ensure that bollards retain their aesthetic appeal. Proper care and maintenance are required to maintain the finish and ensure a full service life.

Diagram of a concrete bollard with steel rebars
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