Concrete barriers provide a reliable safety and security measure for many areas, including building sites and more. But how much are concrete barriers?
At PPC Concrete Products, we are here to provide solutions for your construction needs, from the person working their own part-time project, to commercial clients, and everyone in-between.
Monthly construction output had risen an estimated by an 1.6% value in June 2023, and we would like to think our accessible concrete products had a small part to play by giving our clients easy access to reliable and easy-to-use construction solutions.
The basics of barriers
Barriers can be constructed from a variety of materials. This could be concrete, metal, wood, or plastic. Barriers come in different shapes, but the function is the same.
The function of a barrier is simply to prevent, or limit, access to a site or area. This could be for security reasons, safety reasons, or a combination of both.
Generally, barriers are used to prevent members of the public from accessing construction areas, or creating a safe path for them to navigate through beside a construction site.
Barriers, specifically concrete barriers, prevent vehicles from entering sites by force. This can prevent large scale damage to the building, and prevent large scale theft of site equipment/ installations.
Is a concrete barrier the best option?
Concrete barriers are the best option when it comes to the following factors…
- Shape (with the best centre of gravity)
Although concrete barriers are usually impossible to move without heavy lifting equipment, this isn’t a problem typically, as you are aware of the heavy lifting equipment that is on your site. Seeing an unfamiliar piece of lifting equipment handling the barriers could be an indication that someone is trying to tamper with your barriers.
Signs you need a concrete barrier
There are some clear signs that can indicate whether you require a concrete barrier on your site. These are…
- Your site is being trespassed by members of the public, and vehicles alike.
- Your site is in an area with a heavy traffic flow.
- Your site is in an area with heavy foot traffic.
- You need something to divide space within an area that also can not be moved easily.
Can concrete barriers break?
Concrete barriers can break, however, this requires a significant, high-velocity impact, or a repeated and continual impact. Dropping a concrete barrier from a height whilst transporting may also contribute to breakage.
Do concrete barriers get weather damage?
No. Concrete barriers are weather-resistant Hot weather bares no effect on the effectiveness of a concrete barrier, neither does cold weather. If anything, you may find that the barrier has ice on it during the winter months, or have moss growing on it if it isn’t maintained in any way.
How much are concrete barriers?
There are a range of prices offered for concrete barriers amongst suppliers. Naturally, this will fluctuate in accordance to the amount of barriers you need, as well as if there are size variations available, or additional features.
It is always best to do research prior to securing a quote. You can do this by contact the supplier directly, so they can provide a quote based on your needs, whilst gaining an understanding of the services they offer.
In regard to PPC, the cost of our barriers will depend entirely on your requirements. The easiest way to find out is by contacting us directly, via phone or email. To obtain a quote with ease, be sure to list out the requirements you have for the project at hand.
Before obtaining a quote, try to make sure…
- You have the measurements of the perimeter where the concrete barriers will go.
- You know roughly how many you feel you require.
- You have an estimate of how long you will need the barriers.
- You know what the barriers will be securing
- You are familiar with the landscape in which the barriers will be placed (In case any land abnormalities or uneven surfaces come into play).
PPC concrete barrier uses
- For perimeter protection during events (crowd control), construction and more.
- For temporary construction works.
- To protect workers from hazards such as heavy machinery.
- To ensure the safety of motorways and dual carriageways under work
- For security barriers at open rail lines.
- To support a large, temporary structure, such as scaffolding, a stage, or a marquee tent.
- To block unwanted vehicles from the site in question.
- For docking next to waterways.
- For creating parking bays.
- For securing a vacant area.
- For preventing fly-tipping.
- To be used as a base for public seating, public artwork or a public garden feature.
- For use in a public playground or skate park.
What are the dimensions of a concrete barrier?
The following dimensions of our concrete barriers are, 900×2000 mm. This equates to 90×200 cm.
These dimensions display that our concrete barriers aren’t tall structures, but more than tall and wide enough to barricade your site from vehicles. As well serve as an obvious indication that access is not granted beyond the barrier.
We encourage you to get in contact with us if you have any further questions regarding the dimensions of our barrier blocks.
Can concrete barriers be made longer?
Generally, a standard concrete barrier can only be made longer by placing another next to it, this therefore extends the range of protection, but the barrier blocks are still individually moveable. This means that there is no extra level of difficulty in removing the blocks, as they are just next to each other.
The concrete barriers we supply have the ability to be interlocked with each other. This ensures a greater level of protection for your site, and support for the battier, as they must be moved together once interlocked to have any effect.
The benefit of being able to interlock the barriers is that you can extend or reduce the range of your site protection with little to no effort. This can come in handy on construction sites, for example when one part of the site is completed and requires no barrier.
Can concrete barriers be climbed over?
Yes, concrete barriers, depending on their height, can generally be climbed over. If you’re looking to limit access to your site, consider employing on-site security, implementing surveillance devices or implementing deterrents such as guard dogs or barbed wire.
Alternatively, if you are looking for something that acts similar to a barrier, but with an option to be taller, interlocking concrete blocks may be the answer for you.
Our interlocking concrete blocks are cubed shaped concrete pieces with the ability to be stacked upon each other, although its primary usage isn’t as a security measure, it can be used in such a way.
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In this blog, we hope to have answered the question ‘how much are concrete barriers?’ whilst also providing extra information in regard to construction solutions that we offer.
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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