Installing Stainless Steel Bollard Covers with a J Hanger

Protect your pipe bollards while enhancing their aesthetic appearance. Bollard covers add a sleek, contemporary design element to pre-installed pipe bollards. Bollard covers are made of high-quality 316 grade stainless steel for the best corrosion resistance—even in high-saline environments.

In this installation method, a J hanger is used to secure the bollard cover into new concrete inside the pre-installed pipe bollard. Please ensure that the pipe bollard does not have any pre-existing concrete fill before proceeding.

It is important to note that Reliance Foundry’s bollard covers are primarily decorative. Adding bollard covers to existing pipe bollards will not affect impact resistance. The level of impact resistance is directly related to the original installation.


1 Stainless Steel Bollard Cover 1
2 Hexagon Socket Set Screw 3
3 J Hanger 1


3/16″ Hex Key Shovel


  • To protect the finish, keep bollards in original packaging until the exact moment of installation.
  • Handle with care to avoid scratching or damaging bollard surfaces as abrasions will lead to rust.
  • Once scratched, bollards cannot be repaired to original form without re-finishing the entire surface.
Diagram showing the parts list

Before Installation

Inspect the pipe bollard
Examine the pre-installed pipe bollard for signs of damage. Any rust should be removed, and abrasions should be covered as soon as possible. If the damage is beyond repair, a new pipe bollard may need to be installed.

Ensure the pipe bollard does not have any pre-existing concrete fill. Hold a level vertically against the side of the pipe bollard and ensure that it is plumb.

Note: Any damage or tilting of the pipe bollard can affect the performance of the bollard cover.

Diagram showing a level against the side of the pre-existing pipe bollard to ensure it is plumb

Clean and dry the pipe bollard
Brush or wipe the surface of the pipe bollard. Debris can offset measurements and the placement of the bollard cover.

Prepare the bollard cover for installation
Keep the bollard cover in its protective packaging and place near the installation site.

When ready to install, remove the protective packaging.

Three set screws are already installed in the bottom holes of the bollard cover. You will need to partly unscrew them to allow room for the pipe bollard to fit inside.

Diagram showing the set screws at the bottom holes of the bollard cover

Install the bollard cover

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

Using a shovel, fill the pipe bollard with concrete. Create a flat surface at the top of the pipe bollard.

Diagram showing the pipe bollard filled with concrete with a flat top

Lower the bollard cover over the pipe bollard. Push the J hanger into the wet concrete through the center of the pipe bollard.

Diagram showing bollard cover over the pipe bollard and the J hanger is pushed into the wet concrete

Use a level to ensure that the bollard cover is plumb and make any necessary adjustments.

Diagram showing a level against the side of bollard cover

Secure the bollard cover

Secure the bollard cover onto the pipe bollard
Tighten the set screws at the bottom of the bollard cover using equal torque. Use a level throughout the process to ensure that the bollard cover is plumb.

Move from screw to screw when tightening until the bollard cover is secure.

Diagram showing set screws being tightened at the bottom of the bollard cover and a level against the side

Clean the bollard cover

Clean the surface of the bollard cover
Use a cloth to clean off any residue, dust, or debris.

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.


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
Abrasions should be covered as soon as possible to prevent rust and ensure the proper life of the bollard. 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 showing a stainless steel bollard cover fixed onto a pipe bollard with a J hanger
Stainless steel bollard covers can be installed onto pipe bollards with a J hanger.