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Installing R-8464 Removable Bollards

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Reliance Foundry’s R-8464 Stainless Steel Removable Bollard features internal locking hardware for quick and easy access to restricted areas. Elevated key-access avoids collection of dirt and debris in dusty, particle-filled environments. Clean and versatile design adds aesthetic value to modern buildings or landscapes. When installed with this mounting system, the bollard can be removed by simply unlocking it from the receiver. Once the bollard is removed and cover installed, the receiver becomes flush with the concrete surface.

With this installation method, the bollard is intended to act solely as a visual traffic deterrent to restrict or limit access to particular areas. It is important to note that the bollard will offer little impact resistance.






Removable Bollard



Removable Bollard Receiver



Removable Bollard Receiver Cover






Reflective Tape (optional)




Dirt Tamper



Measuring Tape

Diagram showing the parts list


Before 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 bollard on the plan.

Ensure that the plan coincides with the site and familiarize yourself with the intended arrangement of the bollards.

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

Prepare the site for concrete
Please consult your local Building Code Department to determine the recommended digging depth below the frost line in your area. Choose this or 6-3/4″, whichever is greater. Then add a minimum 6″ for holding the drain rock.(1) This is your total digging depth.

The diameter of the hole should extend to a minimum of 12″.

Note: If the recommended digging depth below the frost line is greater than the depth of the receiver, be sure to provide adequate drainage by piping through the concrete and connecting to the drain rock layer underneath.

Diagram showing digging depth at 6-3/4 inches and an additional 6 inches for holding drain rock and a diameter of 12 inches minimum

Dig the site
Center the auger on the installation mark and bore a hole to the required depth and diameter.

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

Use a dirt tamper(2) to compact the soil below the intended surface.

Add the drain rock
Add the drain rock to the installation site.

Prepare the receiver for designated location
Place the receiver in the designated location and ensure that the top edge of the receiver is slightly above surface grade in order to create a slight berm.

Diagram showing the receiver in the site with the top edge of the receiver slightly above surface grade

Pour the concrete

Mix and pour the concrete
Note: If the recommended digging depth below the frost line is greater than the depth of the receiver, be sure to provide adequate drainage by piping through the concrete and connecting to the drain rock layer underneath.

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

Take care to pour the concrete evenly, ensuring the surface is level.

The concrete should be slightly raised up towards the top edge of the receiver to create a slight berm.

Diagram showing the concrete in the site

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 that moisture in the environment and cool temperatures can significantly slow the process

Secure the bollard

Prepare the bollard
Ensure the concrete has cured.

Keep the bollard in its protective packaging. Carefully set the bollard near the installation site.

When ready to install, remove the protective packaging.

Set the bollard into the receiver
Remove the receiver cover and turn the key in order to retract the plunger and lower the bollard into the receiver.

Diagram showing the bollard in the receiver

Secure the bollard
After setting the bollard, release and remove the key.

Diagram showing the bollard secured into the receiver using key


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

Ensure the bollard is plumb to the surface, and the surface is flat.

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.

1. Recommended depth for drain rock is a minimum of 6″. Depth will also depend on local soil conditions, weather conditions, and engineering requirements.

2. Dirt tamping is not required if working on undisturbed soil.

Diagram of a R-8464 removable bollard installed using a receiver with key
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