For those considering safety and security on their site, Concrete barriers can be a simple and beneficial indicator that your site has limited access.
In this blog, we will be answering the question, ‘Where can concrete barriers be used?’
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.
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.
What can I use as a concrete barrier?
We offer two options you can use as a concrete barrier, the first being a Jersey Barrier. Our jersey barriers serve the function of creating a perimeter, protection and other uses of barriers with the benefit of increased durability and resilience.
The second option you can use as a barrier is our interlocking concrete blocks. Although interlocking concrete blocks’ primary usage isn’t as a barrier, they can still facilitate this function. The primary usage of interlocking concrete blocks is being used as part of a structure, as opposed to protecting them.
The Benefits of a Jersey Barrier
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 are the dimensions of a Jersey Barrier?
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.
Can interlocking concrete blocks be used for barriers?
Yes, you can use our interlocking concrete blocks as a barrier if needs be.
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. These concrete blocks are built with unique profiles and features, which allow them to fit perfectly into each other.
If you are not sure which interlocking block is suitable for creating your concrete barrier, then get in touch with us today. Our expert team can advise you on your query and answer any questions you may have.
What are 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
Where can concrete barriers be used?
Although the purpose of a concrete barrier is quite simple, its level of application is wide. Here is where concrete barriers be used.
- On roads for traffic control.
- 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 (e.g. blocking vehicles from getting into a secure location, such as an airport).
- 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.
How durable are concrete barriers?
Our concrete barriers are durable, this durability is only reinforced if the barriers are interlocked. The concrete barriers can withstand force to a reasonable degree. If concrete barriers are being used in the vicinity of a busy road, always be sure to stand as far away as possible from the barriers.
Although concrete barriers are not full-proof protection, it is a massive upgrade to using traffic cones and/or plastic fences or barriers.
Do I need to mould the concrete myself?
No, when you choose to invest in a concrete block or barrier with us, your concrete will be prepared, mixed and inserted into the mould, and left to dry by us. the only thing you need to consider is the amount you need, sizes and whether or not you’d like them to be delivered or if you want to pick them up.
What is concrete made from?
Normal concrete is made by mixing water, cement and aggregates (gravel, sand, crushed stone), Certain types of concrete contain other substances that give it additional characteristics.
Purchase concrete barriers today
In this article, we hope to have answered the question ‘Where can concrete barriers be used?’ 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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