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What Are Concrete Barriers?

Concrete barriers are the perfect solution if you’re looking for a simple yet effective way to secure your premises against unauthorised vehicle access. Browse our wide range of barriers below:

Concrete barriers are robust structures made from reinforced concrete, a material renowned for strength and durability. They are typically composed of cement, aggregates, water, and strengthening materials such as steel bars or fibres, creating a solid and reliable barrier that can withstand high-impact forces. These barriers are one of the strongest available types, other than the Armco barrier, made from galvanised steel. Why not view our range of barriers.

A concrete barrier often features interlocking mechanisms that allow them to connect seamlessly, forming a continuous line of defence. This enhances their stability and ensures that they remain securely in place, even under significant pressure or impact. This is an excellent way to prevent unauthorised access to car parks, private land, building sites and construction sites in the long term.

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Benefits Of Using Concrete Barriers?

Let’s examine the benefits of using concrete barriers in more detail:

Enhanced Security

This barrier is highly effective in providing security against unauthorised vehicle access. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using temporary vertical concrete barriers or fully installed ones; their solid construction and substantial weight are a physical deterrent, making it difficult for vehicles to breach protected areas. They act as temporary road blocks, so you can significantly increase the security of your premises and protect valuable assets.

High Durability

Due to their material, to withstand harsh environmental conditions and any impact. They can resist corrosion and extreme weather, ensuring their longevity and effectiveness over time. This durability reduces the need for frequent replacements, resulting in long-term cost savings.

Versatility and Customisation

Here at Armco Direct, our concrete barriers come in various sizes, shapes, and configurations, allowing for flexibility in their application. They can be tailored to suit specific requirements, whether that is the need for securing perimeters, controlling traffic flow, or protecting sensitive areas.

Easy Installation and Relocation

As they’re relatively easy to install, they can be quickly deployed and relocated as needed, providing a flexible solution for temporary or changing security needs.

Traffic Control and Safety

Concrete barriers play a vital role in traffic control, guiding the flow of vehicles and pedestrians in designated areas. They can create clear pathways, separate traffic lanes, and establish safe zones.

By effectively managing traffic, these barriers contribute to overall safety and reduce the risk of accidents in busy environments.

Cost-Effective Solution:

Investing in concrete barriers provides long-term cost savings. Their durability and low maintenance requirements reduce frequent repairs or replacements and can help prevent costly accident repair costs.

Crash Protection Barriers

Crash barrier systems are designed to prevent any type of vehicle from colliding with pedestrians or property, therefore minimising damage and injury in the event of an accident. Our Armco barriers, for example, are made from galvanised steel and are highly effective in preventing vehicles from crossing over into pedestrian areas.

We also offer pedestrian guard rails which act as a physical barrier between pedestrians and vehicles, reducing the risk of accidents in high-traffic areas such as car parks or service yards. All of our crash protection barriers are cost-effective solutions to creating a safe environment.

What Is The Weight Of A Concrete Barrier?

The weight of a concrete barrier can vary widely depending on its size, design, and intended use. Standard highway barriers can weigh around 5,000 to 10,000 pounds (2,268 to 4,536 kilograms) per 20-foot section. However, larger or specialised barriers may weigh more. It’s crucial to consider the specific type of concrete barrier in question for an accurate weight estimate.

The Applications of Concrete Barriers

Here are some of the common applications of our concrete barriers:

  • Construction site security
  • Traffic management
  • Restricting vehicle access
  • Protecting pedestrian walkways
  • Protection of vacant properties
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Why Choose Armco Direct? The UK's No.1 Supplier of Concrete Barriers

Here at Armco Direct, we understand the importance of pedestrian safety, which is why we’ve earnt the title of the No.1 provider of off-highway concrete barriers in the UK. Our extensive industry experience has earned us an excellent reputation amongst our customers, allowing us to give tailored advice to our clients based on their unique needs.

Our commitment to quality is unwavering, and we ensure that all durable materials we use meet industry safety standards. We provide concrete barriers to a range of companies all over the UK, ensuring reliability and longevity to guarantee the safety of pedestrians and effective traffic control.

If you have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team will be more than happy to help discuss any queries or advise you on the right product for your needs.

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Concrete Barrier FAQs:

We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about concrete safety barriers below:

What are the different types of concrete barriers?

When it comes to concrete barriers, there are many different types available. Common types include interlocking jersey barriers, temporary vertical concrete, and standard concrete blocks. Here at Armco Direct, we stock…

What are the common uses of precast concrete barriers?

The main applications for concrete blocks are to direct traffic, assist construction site security, restrict vehicle access and protect pedestrian walkways. These interlocking blocks can easily be installed and have their anchor plates bolted to ensure they last for years.

Which is stronger brick or concrete block?

In terms of strength, concrete is much stronger than brick. This is why its typical applications include protecting vehicles and pedestrians from harm, as it is reliable and durable.

What is the lifespan of a concrete block?

The lifespan of a concrete block is roughly 100 years; this is if it is maintained properly.