A concrete barrier is essentially a fence, wall, or barricade, joined together by concrete blocks. It is a really versatile building staple which can be used in multiple ways.
The purpose of a concrete barrier is to prevent unauthorized access onto a site, or to keep people safe from a hazard. Concrete barriers are also used to separate lanes of traffic or to manage crowds at large events.
The possibilities of using a concrete barrier are endless.
What Would A Concrete Barrier Be Used For?
Jersey Barriers Blocks are used for various purposes, including:
- For traffic control.
- For perimeter protection.
- For temporary construction works.
- To protect workers from hazards such as heavy machinery.
- For preventing flood damage.
- To ensure the safety of motorways and dual carriageways.
- For edge protection.
- To provide security at high-risk security situations (e.g. in response to a bomb threat or a terrorist attack).
- For crowd control (e.g. security barriers at music festivals.)
- For security barriers at open rail lines.
- To help provide security at temporary public functions (e.g. street parties, Christmas markets).
- To support a large, temporary structure, such as scaffolding, a stage, or a marquee tent.
- For preventing access for trespassers, intruders, thieves and squatters onto land/a building.
- To ensure the safety of pedestrians and road users during construction work.
- To keep pedestrians at a safe distance from landslides, deep water or debris.
- To keep passers-by away from dangerous land or a dangerous building.
- To contain large vehicles (e.g. HGV vehicles, caravans or buses).
- 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 helping to restrict views (e.g. if a view is distracting for drivers).
- For earth retention.
- 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.
Can you use Interlocking Concrete Blocks to create a concrete barrier?
Yes, you can use our Interlocking Concrete Blocks to create a concrete barrier.
At PPC Concrete Products, we sell a range of concrete blocks which interlock neatly with each other, without the use of mortar or fixings such as grout.
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.
We manufacture Interlocking Concrete Blocks in the following types:
- Standard Block
- Flat Top Standard Block
- Rock Face Block
- Rock Face & Flat Top Block
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.
Why choose PPC Concrete Products to get blocks for a concrete barrier?
Here at PPC Concrete Products, our Jersey Barrier Blocks and Interlocking Concrete Blocks offer excellent tensile strength and durability. They offer fire and flood-resistant properties, which makes them an ideal permanent solution for long-term security and safety.
Our concrete blocks interconnect easily, to create a strong and robust physical cordon for any occasion, no matter what the weather.
We supply concrete blocks all over the UK. We take great pride in everything that we do in our factory-our workmanship is unrivalled.
We have a through manufacturing and quality control system, to ensure that only the blocks of the highest quality will pass through our doors and into the hands of our customers.
About PPC Concrete Products
PPC Concrete Products is a Greater-Manchester based supplier of building materials.
We supply high quality concrete blocks all over the UK.
To learn more about PPC Concrete Products, visit the company website here.
Concrete barriers are extremely strong and durable. Their heaviness and bulky weight mean that they can’t be knocked over or moved by anybody.
That is why our Jersey Barrier Blocks are a superb choice for long-term projects. They provide fantastic protection against huge hazards like floods. Additionally, they can be used to ensure control of traffic on the busiest of motorways. Even a fast-moving car will not be able to knock over a concrete barrier.
Moreover, a concrete barrier provides amazing protection for your land, as it makes it impossible for intruders to gain access into your site. They are a visible deterrent, so a thief will be more likely to bypass the location and target a different, less secure location instead.
Furthermore, concrete barriers have to be resistant to adverse weather conditions, so they are designed to last for years to come.
Concrete barriers are usually split into sections measuring between 4 to 12 feet. The concrete blocks connect together to form a long barrier.
Depending on the size of your concrete barrier, your structure could weigh as much as 2 tons!
Concrete barriers offer numerous advantages over plastic barriers, including:
- Concrete barriers are stronger, heavier and more robust than plastic barriers.
- Plastic barriers are less resistant to extreme temperatures and adverse weather conditions.
- Plastic barriers are more lightweight, so they may be more prone to being damaged or moved by intruders.
- Concrete barriers are much more effective on sites where there are cars travelling at high speeds (e.g. on motorways).
Yes, generally, you may need a forklift or lorry-mounted crane to move our Jersey Barrier Blocks. But we have designed our concrete blocks to be forklift-compatible. Our concrete blocks fit nicely into the lifting loop, so they are easy to lift and manoeuvre.
For easy stacking, ensure the concrete blocks are placed on a flat area.
Forklift hire is generally affordable, and you won’t need to rent it out for long, as Jersey Barrier Blocks require less manpower and less time for building.
- Don’t load out concrete blocks by hand- use a machine or handling equipment, like a forklift.
- If you need to handle lighter concrete blocks, handle them close to the body when lifting into position.
- Do not stand on the concrete blocks.
- When operating a forklift, wear a hard hat, safety shoes and a high-visibility jacket.
- Inspect the forklift for defects before operating and watch out for passers-by in your blind spots.
- If you need to mechanically cut any concrete blocks, make sure you wear appropriate eye protection.
- Store the concrete blocks in a cool, dry place. Make sure they are protected from severe weather conditions, to help maintain their quality.
- Make sure the ground of the storage area is perfectly flat.
- Keep the concrete blocks close to the site of work, to make transportation easier.
- Do not stack the concrete blocks higher than two to three blocks at a time.