Contractor Tips Blog

Jun
5

4 Safety Benefits of Bollards

It is common to see bollards around many large facilities and on roadways, but beyond restricting vehicles, what safety benefit do these protective devices serve? Bollards are not just for schools, hospitals and roadways – they are offer safety benefits for many different purposes. Small businesses, public areas and many other spaces can reap safety rewards with the installation of bollards, including these four benefits:

  1. Keeping vehicles off sidewalks and walk areas. Whether on purpose or by accident, cars and trucks can veer onto pedestrian areas and pose safety risks. Bollards physically stop vehicles from entering pedestrian areas like parks, outdoor seating areas, walkways and bike lanes, reducing the chance of death or injury.
  2. Preventing parking. Parking can be difficult to find in urban areas, leading to drivers parking in areas that are not meant for vehicles. This can cause safety issues – bollards ensure drivers do not use a walking or biking area as a parking space.
  3. Block entrance to buildings. Bollards act as fencing to keep vehicles from accidentally or purposely crashing into a building. Whether it is terrorism or a runaway vehicle, bollards keep buildings and the people in them safe.
  4. Directing traffic. Bollards help maintain safe roadways and direct traffic where it needs to go. Bollards can alert drivers of lane edges, bike lanes, drop off areas and other safety concerns, directing them to a safe driving lane.

Bollards come in all shapes and sizes for various uses. Even small businesses and organizations can benefit from using bollards for safety. To learn more about the options for bollard installation and design, contact a metal fabricator that can create custom metal bollards for improving safety.

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

Oct
4

Keep Your Business Secure with Bollards

It is not just large corporations or government entities that can benefit from using bollards for security. Any brick and mortar business that has a street entrance or is near a busy commerce area can be a good candidate for bollards. Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider adding customized bollards around your business for safety and security.

Prevent Vehicle Crash Damage

Vehicles crash into buildings all the time. A slip of the foot, and a car accelerates instead of stopping. If your business is right off a busy street, a few strategic bollards could stop any vehicle before it crashed into your storefront. For restaurants with an outside patio area, this is very important to keep your customers safe. A small fence will not stop a vehicle from running over the patrons on your front patio.

Steer Foot or Bike Traffic

Bollards do not stop pedestrians or bikes, but they can help steer foot or bike traffic away from certain areas. Putting a bollard alongside your building helps deter wanders from going back into “employee-only” areas. Painting the bollard red and adding “employees only” will help keep many curious people that may otherwise enter restricted areas.

Prevent Parking

If you have a loading area, making sure no one parks in the spot by adding bollards. You can still leave enough room for loading and unloading, but label the bollards to restrict the area as a loading zone. This will ensure deliveries can be made on-time and safely off the street.

Bollards can have many uses for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Plus, if you choose a talented metal fabricator, you can have your bollards customized in shape and size. Talk to your local welder that offers customized bollards to find out more about adding them to your business for safety and security.

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

May
16

5 Cool Ideas Using Metal Fabrication

With metal fabrication, almost any design is possible for staircases, furnishings and many types of construction. While there are plenty of pre-fabricated metal options, customized creations can give your business, organization or home a unique style. Here are five cool creations that can be completed using metal fabrication.

  1. Metal building facades. Not only can building framework be made from metal, a façade can be fabricated that is elegant and contemporary in design to update any building or structure.
  2. Customized equipment. Can’t find an exhaust hood for your commercial kitchen that is the right style or dimensions? With metal fabrication your equipment can be made to fit your needs.
  3. Stylized railings. Whether it is an apartment complex or a high-scale auditorium, railings for decks, balconies and staircases can be created that match the style of the décor. A talented metal fabrication company can design railings that are functional and accent your building, customized to blend with your architecture.
  4. Artistic staircases. With metal fabrication, staircases never need to be boring or purely functional. Spiral staircases can be created for homes, galleries and many other structures, adding a stunning centerpiece to any building, indoors or outdoors.
  5. Creative benches and bollards. You do not need to settle for mass-produce metal benches or bollards for your neighborhood park or the front of your business. Have your metal protective devices and seating customized to match your style.

For your next metal construction project, consider the benefits of using a metal fabricator to design a unique option for improved style and function. The only limits are your imagination and the talent of the fabricator you hire.

Posted on behalf of:
LCG Welding, LLC
4625 Church Road
Cumming, GA 30028
(678) 455-555

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