A bollard is a short post used to create a protective or architectural perimeter.
A bollard is a short post used to create a protective or architectural perimeter. When installed primarily as a visual guide, they guide traffic and mark boundaries. They occur in a wide range of shapes and styles as architectural components to emphasize or visually stand out in their surroundings. In order to physically prevent vehicle intrusion and safeguard persons and property, bollards can also be built. These security posts may include ornamental features or be chosen to blend in with the surroundings, but resistance to impact forces is their first priority. Depending on its intended use, bollards can be made of nearly any material, although the most popular choices are metal, stone, cement, or plastic.
Fixed Carbon Steel Bollards
Fixed carbon steel bollards create a visual deterrent to protect pedestrians, equipment, or property. They mount on concrete or hard surfaces along walkways, streets, or parking lots to help control traffic. Carbon steel is strong and can be galvanized, primed for painting, and powder coated.
Fixed Steel Bollards
Fixed steel bollards come with a mounting baseplate to secure to hard surfaces. They can be used indoors or outdoors to define pedestrian areas and provide a barrier around buildings.
Removable Carbon Steel Bollards
Removable carbon steel bollards can be manually lifted and removed to provide access to areas that are otherwise blocked off. They are secured in the pavement with an embedment sleeve that releases the bollard when necessary. Carbon steel can be galvanized, primed for painting, and powder coated.
Fixed Steel Bollard Barrier Kits
Fixed steel bollard barrier kits include chain link to install between bollard posts. These kits create barriers along walkways, around buildings, or in front of warehouse loading doors.
In many landscapes and properties, decorative bollards are used to define distinct pedestrian areas. A line of them around a building may define its perimeter and add architectural flair. Perimeters can also be made around a playground or park, allowing easy access but discouraging its use as a throughway. When linked with chain, bollards can encourage pedestrians to stay on marked paths, without forming a closed barrier that prevents all crossing. Lighted versions illuminate pedestrian pathways at night. Solar powered lighting is becoming the most frequently used form of lighting bollard, since each unit functions on its own with very little maintenance.
Visual guides for traffic and landscaping Traffic line or street bollards
In order to direct traffic toward the right places while maintaining good sightlines and permitting pedestrian access, traffic bollards are utilized. They direct traffic by drawing lines on the road, or they bar passage to places that are off-limits, such bike lanes, public spaces, and traffic islands. They can be applied to prevent vehicles from leaving the road on roads without curbs. To stop vehicles from attempting to evade other traffic management elements, they are occasionally used in conjunction with other traffic calming techniques, such as speed bumps or one-way streets.
Security bollards are designed to withstand vehicle impact in addition to serving as visual aids for people and cars. These can be embellished with a nice finish or a cover but are frequently built of steel and filled with concrete. A robust bollard installed incorrectly will provide little resistance; in general, the local substrate and installation are crucial components of impact resistance. Therefore, engineering oversight is crucial. Additionally, different applications will require varied levels of impact resistance.
Security bollards may be useful in settings like playgrounds next to parking lots, parks next to sweeping curves in the road, and outdoor patios next to busy roads to help avoid accidents from turning tragic. The breadth of steel-and-concrete should be suited to the vehicle speeds and the separation between the pedestrian zone and the roadway. Typically, they include sleeves or covers to prevent corrosion and add aesthetic appeal.
Temporary posts are frequently erected to delineate and secure the work area from traffic in areas where roads are being constructed. The majority of the time, these delimiters are removable rubber bases supported by flexible brightly colored plastic that is ringed with reflective tape. To provide oncoming cars a constant optical edge, they are typically close together.