As an established and trusted concrete provider, PPC Concrete Products aim to provide solutions for people in the construction industry. Alongside interlocking concrete blocks, we also offer Jersey Barriers.
In this article, we will answer the question, ‘How long do concrete barriers last?’
Additionally, we will be sharing that information with you about our alternative concrete solutions.
Knowing how long a concrete barrier will last is vital information for those undertaking long-term industrial or private builds, as concrete barriers can help protect your site and reduces the vulnerability of your site.
The demand for construction is only increasing, on a private and industrial level. Whichever side you fall into, a Jersey Barrier Block may be an option to help keep your site secure. Let us tell you more about them.
The best concrete barrier
A Jersey Barrier (also known as a concrete barrier) is a concrete block in the shape of a rectangle with its bottom end becoming much wider to aid its stability. One of the Jersey Barriers’ purposes is to create a barrier, the concrete ensures it can not be easily moved or knocked over.
Our heavy-duty Jersey Barriers blocks easily lock in to place next to one another making the creation of barriers simple. Whether it’s a barrier for a construction site or edge protection, Jersey barrier blocks are the solution.
Jersey Barriers hold many benefits, here are a few:
Jersey Barrier Blocks are cost-effective
The cost of manufacturing Jersey Barriers is very cost-effective and due to their interlocking system, our barriers can be easily picked up and used elsewhere saving money through repurposing.
Jersey Barrier Blocks provide security
Our Jersey Barriers are heavy-duty interlocking blocks that provide the ultimate anti-vehicle perimeter protection. They can also be used for site security, edge protection and temporary works.
Easy to install
Due to the simple interlocking system, our Jersey Barriers easily lock in to place next to one another making the creation of barriers a breeze.
Longer lasting and more durable
All our concrete Jersey Barriers are made on-site using our moulds. The concrete material we make them from is naturally durable & can last for a very long time. But are barrier blocks indestructible?
*Before investing in a Jersey Barrier it is always best to consult an expert whenever considering an investment to create a structure of any sort. That is why we at PPC Concrete products are proud to be a trusted supplier of interlocking blocks. Get in contact with us to get a quote as soon as possible.
How long do concrete barriers last?
Understanding how long a concrete barrier will last is a valid concern to have for those who plan to use them for an extended period.
Concrete barriers, like any concrete creation, can be susceptible to damage. However, this damage must be severe and powerful, such as a heavy-duty vehicle crashing into them, or an earthquake. Mishandling in transit can lead to breakage if the barrier is dropped from a height upon delivery.
Realistically, these are very unlikely scenarios to experience. A barrier block will not wear away in the same way wood would over an extended time, and heavy-duty force is the only way to attempt to damage a barrier block.
In conclusion, there is no set time for how long a concrete barrier will last, if it is transported correctly, placed correctly, and avoids heavy impacts, concrete barriers have the potential to last for years at a time before seeing any sort of breakdown that will affect its effectiveness.
Do bricks last longer than concrete?
A well-built structure can last for a very long time, whether it is made from brick or concrete. something we must consider with brickwork, like with a wall for example, is that there are multiple bricks used to create that wall, if one of those bricks becomes dislodged or heavily damaged, it will affect the structural integrity.
The brickwork can also be affected if the cement is added unevenly, leaving a chance for structural issues to take form. Not to mention brickwork being more prone to chips and cracks.
To answer this question, bricks can last longer than concrete. However, this is dependent on the build being perfect, to specification, with no influence from external forces like impact or extreme weather. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case with brickwork.
Is a concrete barrier better to use than brick?
When it comes to a concrete barrier, our concrete jersey barriers are the superior option over a brick build. The Jersey barrier can be moved, whereas a barrier made from brick would have to be destroyed and redone as it can’t be moved as a whole unless you are moving the foundations on which it was built.
It must also be noted that the manpower required for erecting a brick wall/barrier quickly is much more, and still more time-consuming than placing a jersey barrier. And ultimately, less manpower means more money saved for your project.
Alternative concrete options – Interlocking Concrete Blocks
You may have read this article and realised you want to have an understanding of the other concrete options we provide, we will tell you about our interlocking concrete blocks.
Furthermore, with the necessity of time and cost-efficient building solutions being needed, as construction output in Great Britain has seen an increase, alternatives to traditional brick-and-mortar builds are required for those looking to save time and money.
Interlocking concrete blocks present a modern alternative.
Interlocking concrete blocks are a unique form of pre-cast concrete blocks that are designed to hold together by using pre-measured studs and recesses. Built with unique profiles and features, which allow them to fit perfectly into each other without the use of any mortar. Instead, the cementitious blocks simply snap together with each other.
The advantages of interlocking concrete blocks
- Longer lasting and more durable than a Gabion basket
- Quicker and less hassle to install
- No need for mortar, saving you money and time
- No need for steel reinforcement or shuttering
- Resistant to extreme weather conditions
- Fire-resistant properties, mitigating the spread of fire depending on the structure
- Little maintenance required
- Often, no foundation is needed before installing
- Sound resistant
- Ability to stack them upon each other
- Flexibility in sizes
- Appropriate for temporary and/or permanent buildings
- Unlikely to be displaced due to the interlocking function
- Can be moved with standard lifting equipment
What are interlocking concrete blocks used for?
As we at PPC Concrete products supply interlocking concrete blocks, we can share with you what they are used for.
- Material Storage bays
- Blast walls
- Salt stores
- Crash protection
- Push walls
- Security barriers
- Segregation bays i.e recycling centres
- Retaining walls
- Industrial buildings
- Fire breaks
And much more.
Order a concrete barrier today
In this article, we hope to have answered the question ‘How long do concrete barriers last?’ Whilst also providing extra information regarding construction and the benefits of Jersey Barriers.
Take a read of our case studies to truly understand how we have provided solutions for business in the past with the use of our interlocking concrete blocks, and ultimately, how we can help you today.
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