Vehicle impact protection for property or pedestrian areas
Steel bollards are heavy-duty posts embedded deep into the substrate and filled with concrete. Steel pipe is often
used in parking lots, around utility meters, before storefront windows, and to outline pedestrian areas.
Architectural bollards can be placed over these steel posts to give them a classical decorative aesthetic.
If the steel bollard post is not covered with a decorative bollard, it should be sealed from the elements in another
way. Paint is commonly used to hold corrosion at bay. Concrete bollard caps enhance the profile of painted posts.
Slide-over plastic bollard sleeves are another finishing option. They provide a clean, durable exterior that guards
against weathering and does not chip or crack as easily as paint.
Security bollards are an unobtrusive way to protect people and places against vehicle impact. They block motor
vehicles without slowing foot-traffic. They’re ideal for many security and safety situations.
Utility meters and power boxes: Meters and junction boxes are often found in
parking lots or outside building walls. Vehicle accidents involving them can disrupt water, gas, or
electrical service to a building. To prevent a small accident from causing a large disruption, steel
parking bollards can be placed as a guard. These posts are often required by utilities companies.
Gas pumps and other hazards: Bollard posts are a familiar sight around gas pumps,
where many cars must maneuver in sometimes crowded lanes. Here, and in other dangerous locations,
security poles not only protect assets from cars, but also protect cars from external risk.
Pedestrian areas: Well-placed bollards protect people without creating an
impediment. Around playgrounds, along footpaths and sidewalks, and in front of buildings, they mark
car-free spaces. Bollards guard against crash and criminality but also act as traffic guides.
Perimeter security: Security bollards are often used to deter smash-and-grab or
ram-raid burglaries, where vehicles are used to crash through storefront windows. Steel pipe bollards
can also be used to create a wide perimeter, at standoff distance or farther, around high-security
installations. A site engineer supervising their installation can calculate what impact resistance they
may provide. They are very effective creating pedestrian friendly plazas around places like sports
arenas or event venues that draw many attendees.
Concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) bollards are well-known and impact-tested construction materials. ASTM 500 B
structural grade steel is strong enough to withstand significant shock. These bollards are not ASTM-crash
rated, and an on-site engineer must supervise installation to advise on site suitability and final
impact-strength. When installed properly, CFST can provide kilonewtons of stopping force. Several installation
factors affect the protective capacity of the bollards, such as site conditions, bollard dimensions, and
Steel pipe bollards can be capped to create clean and consistent finishes. They avoid messy or unfinished
alternatives and deliver smooth profiles. Bollard caps save time and labor costs and prevent patchy and uneven
hand-formed peaks. Concrete caps are made from 5,000 psi concrete reinforced
with microfibers to create wear-resistant finishes.
The four standard diameter steel bollards are available in 7-foot lengths and can be cut to specified heights.
Steel surfaces are prone to corrosion, so security bollards ship with standard primer coating. Bollards should be
painted regularly or protected with an appropriate bollard cover. Decorative
metal covers are available in ductile iron, steel, stainless steel, or aluminum. A variety of designs are
available to enhance landscape or streetscape. Plastic sleeves and plastic decorative covers are available in ten
different colors. They offer eye-catching protection to match building or brand.
Stainless steel covers
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