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 provide Jersey Barriers.
In this article, we will be answering the question, ‘How much weight can a jersey barrier hold?’ Additionally, we will be sharing that information with you about our alternative concrete solutions.
Knowing the dimensions of a jersey barrier is of paramount importance as it will let you understand how many jersey barriers you will need, along with where they need to go.
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.
What is a Jersey Barrier
A Jersey Barrier (also known as a barrier block) is a concrete block in the shape of a rectangle with its bottom end becoming much wider in order 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.
They are 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.
They are longer lasting and more durable
*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 jersey barriers last?
Concrete is generally a long-lasting resource in most of the structures it is used in making. In regards to jersey barriers, there is no set time on how long they will last.
There are too many variable factors to consider in regard to what can affect the lifespan of a jersey barrier. With exposure to weather, UV rays, contact and impact, from either transport or something else, you will find cracks developing over time.
But rest assured, jersey barriers are able to last for a very long time barring there is no regular high-velocity impact.
How much weight can a Jersey Barrier hold?
Our Jersey Barriers generally weigh around 1560KG. In terms of their structure, the width of the block is wider at the bottom than it is at the top, what this means is that they are not designed to have weight stacked upon it. A wide surface area makes it easier for any structure to balance and hold weight.
If you decide to attempt to stack weight on a Jersey Barrier, you will be compromising the safety of your site, the barrier, as well as what your using to stack on it. Misuse of our Jersey Blocks may also result in physical injury. Please use them responsibily & with care and caution.
If you’re looking for an alternative that has the ability to be stacked and hold a large amount of weight, we would consider taking a look at our Interlocking Concrete Blocks.
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 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.
What is the pricing for concrete blocks?
It is hard to tell you the exact price another supplier will offer you, especially when each project is different. The number of blocks, as well as the size and additional material mixed with concrete (if that is offered) will fluctuate the prices amongst suppliers.
It is always good practice to get in touch with a supplier to obtain a quote for the work you are needing the blocks for, and to understand what services and options they offer.
For anybody wondering how much our blocks are, there is no set price for them because it will depend entirely on your project, preference, size, and quantity you need. Along with this, offloading and installation is available via a third party. We strongly encourage you to contact us on our website to get your quote.
Order a Jersey Barrier Block today
In this article, we hope to have answered the question ‘How much weight can a jersey barrier hold?’ Whilst also providing extra information in regard to 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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