Contractor Tips Blog

Jun
24

Protecting Public Safety with Custom Metal Crash Barriers

A large motor vehicle can be a danger to pedestrians when it careens out of control or is used as a weapon. In areas where there is high foot traffic or outdoor seating areas, it is vital to protect unsuspecting people from injury caused by vehicle intrusion. Crash barriers are a protective structure used to minimize risk of vehicle collisions with pedestrians in areas near main roadways. The best option is a customized metal crash barrier that can be tailored to deter vehicles from entering highly populated pedestrian areas.

What is a Crash Barrier?

Crash barriers are designed to block vehicles from entering an area. They can be made from cement, wood or metal, and can be found in many different locations. Roadside barriers can deter vehicles from exiting the roadway, especially in dangerous areas near cliffs, on sharp turns or on bridges. Crash barriers used for protecting pedestrians are often located in busy foot traffic areas near roadways. Some common buildings and spaces protected by crash barriers include:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Malls
  • Parks
  • Work or construction zones

Benefits of Customized Metal Crash Barriers

Metal is the most common material used for crash barriers due to its strength, durability and versatility. Metal fabricators can create customized metal crash barriers that are specifically designed to protect people near a building or congregating in an outdoor space. While generic barriers can be used, they may leave some spots unprotected or not meet the safety needs required. Customized metal barriers offer a higher level of protection, decreasing the chance of a vehicle entering the designated area. It is a wise investment that can minimize the risk of injury or death caused by vehicle accidents or terrorism.

Posted on behalf of:
LCG Welding, LLC
4625 Church Road
Cumming, GA 30028
(678) 455-5552

Feb
17

Crash Barriers that Add Character

Protecting your business with crash barriers and bollards does not need to be boring. While these installations have an important purpose, they can also be stylish and add character to your property. Say goodbye to the traditional, bland bollard and opt for crash barriers that stand out. Here are some ideas to make your crash barriers look great while they keep your building, customers and employees safe.

Colors that Pop

You do not need to have dull metal, black or silver bollards. Make your crash barriers bright and bold with colors that pop. They can be customized to match your brand or just colorful to bring attention to your business. Not only will they keep out unwanted vehicles, they can make your business stand out. Consider geometric designs, primary colors or fun flowers; you can protect your property and still look trendy at the same time.

Custom Designs

Crash barriers can be made in a variety of shapes and forms. Instead of buying the standard bollard, talk to a custom metal fabricator that can custom design your crash barrier to match your style. Be creative – the traditional pole could be diamond shaped or an oval instead. There are no rules that you have must have boring bollards in front of your business; use this opportunity to add some flare to the front of your building or space.

Make your building or commercial space safe while adding a little style when adding crash barriers. Talk to your local custom crash barrier contractor to discuss fun ideas to add character while protecting your property. There are many creative options available when you choose to customize your bollards for your business.

Posted on behalf of:
LCG Welding, LLC
4625 Church Road
Cumming, GA 30028
(678) 455-5552

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