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 is a concrete jersey barrier?’ 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 and other concrete solutions can be extremely helpful when it comes to protecting access to your project, building it, and possibly saving you money.
PPC Concrete Products is here to provide the answers you may be looking for whilst giving you an insight into the quality concrete options we supply.
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 keep your site secure. Let us tell you more about them.
How is a Concrete Jersey Barrier made?
Before we begin to explain the basics of a Jersey Barrier, lets first explain to you how they are formed. PPC Concrete products are made by filling concrete within our plastic moulds.
After filling the mould, we allow them to fully dry after which they are ready to transport to a building site or location in order to serve their purpose. Now that we’ve established this, we will now explain what a concrete Jersey Barrier is.
What is a Concrete Jersey Barrier?
A Jersey Barrier (also known as a barrier block, or a concrete Jersey Barrier) 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.
What is the function of a Concrete Jersey Barrier?
Jersey Barriers are mainly used for site protection, its concrete build and the interlocking feature we had mentioned previously serve 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 concrete jersey barrier?
There are a variety of reasons 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.
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?
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.
Purchase Jersey Barrier Blocks today
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.
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