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Installing S10 Bollards in New Concrete 

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Reliance Foundry’s S10 crash-rated bollards are ASTM certified and will withstand the impact of a small passenger car (5,000 lbs) at a speed of 10 mph. They are designed to keep pedestrians and buildings safe by preventing dangerous vehicle intrusion. 

For enhanced aesthetics, bollard covers can be placed over crash-rated bollards.

PARTS LIST

#

PART

QTY

1

S10 Crash Rated Bollard

1

2

#8 Rebar*, 63" long

2

3

#4 Rebar*, 31.6" long (not included)

4

4

#4 Rebar*, 13.8" long (not included)

4

Rebar tie wire

C40 concrete

*Use mild steel rebar

INSTALLATION EQUIPMENT

Auger

Chalk

Dirt tamper

Measuring Tape

Level

Rebar tie wire twister tool

Equipment for pouring concrete

NOTE

Before installation

Study the site plans 
Study the site plans and mark the intended location of each bollard on the plan. 

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

Note: You may need a permit to dig to certain depths or in certain locations. 

Prepare the site for concrete 
Plan the layout and then dig a hole that is 30" x 30" x 33.5" (762 mm square x 850 mm deep).

Set the brace 
Set a brace (masonry blocks or chairs) at the bottom of the site. This will elevate the bollard off the subgrade. 

Place the brace such that the top of the bollard post is 36" (914 mm) above grade.  

The bollard post should be placed in the center of the hole’s footprint.

Lower the bollard 
Using the lifting pin inside the bollard pipe, lower the bollard into the site and onto the brace. Use appropriate machinery, lifting straps/slings, and procedures for an off-centre load (bollard is approximately 311 lbs). 

As described above, place the bollard such that the top of the bollard post is 39.37" (1 meter) above grade. The bollard post should be placed in the center of the hole’s footprint. 

Note: Crash-rated bollards are heavy—to prevent accidents and injuries, ensure the proper resources are available to set into place. 

Install Rebar 
Rebar should be installed by qualified professionals only.  

Place the 31.6" length rebar pieces through the holes in the bollard plate. Then tie the 13.8" long pieces in a square pattern approximately 4.33" (110 mm) below grade. 

Lower the 2 pieces of #8 rebar so they stand up inside the bollard pipe.

Mix and pour the concrete 
The bollard requires C40 concrete to be used. Ensure proper ratio of water and concrete mix. The concrete should have a similar texture to mouldable clay. 

Fill the site to the top with concrete until it is level with the surface grade.  

Fill the bollard pipe itself as much as possible. 

Set the bollard 

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

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

Inspect

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 
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. 

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