Parking Bollards Posts – Steel, Concrete, Removable
Parking bollards are a traffic control and security measure that’s been around for centuries. They’re deceptively simple, yet incredibly effective. From decorative, low-impact bollards that help with pedestrian visibility, right through to impact-rated bollards that prevent vehicles gaining access to limited access areas, they have an important role to play in traffic control. Whether you need steel, concrete, or removable bollards, we have the expertise you need to get the job done. We also specialize in asphalt paving for parking lots and other applications. Don’t hesitate to call or email us today!
What are parking bollard posts?
Parking bollard posts are short, stout posts of a durable material used primarily to create a safety barrier or perimeter in parking areas. They come in a wide variety of shapes and styles to accentuate visibility when installed. Commonly, bollards are used to block vehicle access to specific areas, in order to protect people and/or property from vehicle traffic.
Security bollards can also be decorative, but their primary function is to resist vehicle impact forces as well as present a formidable visual barrier. Bollards can be made in a range of material, depending on their purpose, but the most common type of bollard you will find is made from cement-filled steel, which can then be enhanced with a powder coating for visual appeal.
What are the advantages of installing parking bollard posts?
A bollard system should be more than mere posts. They will serve to improve customer safety, protect your building, and improve vehicle control on your premise. Let’s look at how.
A bollard line encourages more attentive driving in areas like parking lots, especially if you opt for a high-viz colors. This is why it’s a good idea to choose a color, style, material, and size that will stand out and attract attention. There’s even certain solar bollards which can provide inclusive lighting for easier visibility.
Communicate with users
A bollard system can easily convey important information to drivers in a split second, without the need for signs. ‘This area is off-limits’, ‘don’t drive here’, or ‘this is your lane’ are all easily conveyed by a well-designed bollard system.
Protect your assets
Parking lot bollards can help cut down on vehicular accidents, both car-on-car and with pedestrians. They’re also a good way to deter ramming or smash-and-grab-style thefts. The steel pipe style of bollard gives fantastic impact protection, and you can add additionally decorative parking bollards if you’d like to enhance the aesthetics.
Bollards also provide vehicular traffic and pedestrians alike with a clear and visible guidance. If you often have to change your parking options, removable bollards can allow temporary (or emergency) access, or allow you to swap the use of your lot to suit the event or need.
Do parking bollards need a lot of maintenance?
No, a quality, well-installed parking bollard should not need extensive maintenance or a regular service. They are designed to provide both functionality and decoration through a variety of climate and weather demands. Be sure to choose a design and finish that matches your needs.
What are common uses bollard posts?
Most parking bollards are there to help delineate parking spaces, keep cars out of pedestrian-only areas, and delineate vehicle movement lanes. However, there are a few other types and uses for bollard posts as well:
- Removable bollards lock into place, but can be removed by authorized personnel to reconfigure your parking lot if your needs vary.
- Bike parking bollards can be designed with a loop to allow bike users to secure the bike to the bollard
- Illuminated bollards can provide illumination for walkways and gloomy underground parking
- Architectural bollards can be used to prevent vehicles clipping the front of buildings, while enhancing the looks of your space
- Landscape bollards can help define pedestrian-only open spaces and block large vehicle access.
Do you need a reliable parking bollard installation, have questions about your industrial project or materials, need advice or a site walk through, or want to set up an installation date? Or need asphalt paving? Give us a call today? We’re always happy to help.