What Are Jersey Barriers Used For?

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 blog, we will be answering the question, ‘What are Jersey Barriers used for?’ Additionally, we will be sharing that information with you about our alternative concrete solutions.

For any building project, knowing the options you can select when it comes to barriers can be extremely helpful when it comes to protecting access to your project and possibly saving you money.

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.

Jersey Barriers – The Basics

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

All our concrete Jersey Barriers are made on-site using our own moulds. The concrete material we make them from is naturally durable & can last for a very long time. But they are not 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.

What are Jersey Barriers used for?

Jersey Barriers are mainly used for site protection, its concrete build and the interlocking feature we had mentioned previously serves to create a barrier which cannot be moved or destroyed without significant force.

Site protection is of utmost importance especially with large scale industrial builds. Mitigating any possibility of damage to the site will save time, money & possibly lives. We can not underestimate the protection provided by a simple barrier. But why does any construction site even need a barrier?

Why would a construction site need a barrier?

There are a variety of reasons as to why a site would need a Jersey Barrier to cover its perimeter. Here are a few

  • It prevents vehicles from entering or leaving the site.
  • Vehicles can’t be stolen from inside the site, and potential thieves can’t drive onto the site to steal anything.
  • If near a busy road, the barriers protect the site from wayward drivers or potential accidents.
  • It is more of a deterrent for people walking by the site who could be potentially injured. If using cones instead of a barrier for example, people may disregard them and put themselves in danger.

What are the dimensions of a barrier block?

The following dimensions of our Jersey Barriers are 900×2000 mm. This equates to 90×200 cm.

These dimensions display that Jersey barriers aren’t tall structures, but more than tall and wide enough to barricade your site from vehicles, as well as let members of the public know that they should not be going beyond those barriers.

We encourage you to get in contact with us if you have any further questions regarding the dimensions of our barrier blocks.

Are Jersey Barriers safe?

Yes, our Jersey Barriers are safe. The cannot be be handled or moved by an individual without mechanical assistance.

Even in regards to somebody trying to topple it over, it is almost impossible due to the shape of the barrier, in which most of its weight is at the bottom, making it well balanced. If the barrier blocks are connected, trying to topple it becomes even more difficult.

As with anything, the safety of an object is also subject to the user. Jersey Barriers are safe for purpose. However using the barriers beyond the purpose they were designed for may affect your safety. We encourage everyone to use these barriers as they were designed to.

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.

As building regulations came into being in England, the requirement of having a fireproof dwelling was compulsory, this was achieved by subsequent houses being made of stone and brick.

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
  • Sustainable
  • 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?

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
  • Counterweights
  • Roadblocks

And much more.

Buy Jersey Barrier Blocks today

As an established supplier all over the UK, PPC Concrete Products is always happy to help, which is why we encourage you to get in touch with any questions you may have or take a look at our FAQ.

In this article, we hope to have answered the question ‘What are Jersey Barriers used for?’ 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.

Read our blog page for more insights into our passion, construction.


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