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How to Choose the Best In-Ground Bollards For Your Building
Bollards are everywhere. You see them so often that you no longer notice them. They’re the posts that you see alongside sidewalks, outside buildings, and so on. They’re the barrier that protects properties and pedestrians from impact in case of a car crash.
The most common type of bollard is the in-ground bollard. Also known as surface-mounted bollards, they’re barriers that are permanently installed into the concrete. Although they’re already crash-resistant, embedding them enhances their strength so that people and properties are safe at all times.
Purchasing In-Ground Bollards
In-ground bollards are permanently placed into the ground. Installing in-ground bollards involves digging a hole into the concrete and securing them through a base plate. That said, it’s a complicated process that requires a certain degree of expertise.
Different Types of In-Ground Bollards
Not sure what type of in-ground bollard you need to buy? To answer your question, ask yourself what you need them for. Do you need surface-mounted bollards for safety or security? What are you trying to protect?
If the primary purpose of your bollards is to protect infrastructure, a crash-rated surface-mounted bollard should do the trick. This type of in-ground bollard is designed to withstand high-impact collisions. They are often installed around infrastructures such as financial institutions and hospitals. Crash-rated bollards are the best choice for protecting buildings from intentional or unintentional crashes.
On the other hand, if you want to install in-ground bollards to maintain order, you can buy safety-rated bollards. They’re not as crash-resistant as the other type of bollard, as their primary purpose is to create a path for pedestrians, and to prevent slow-speed cars from entering areas not designed for driving.
In-ground bollards also come in many sizes. In general, the bigger the bollard, the better the protection. Bollards come in 4-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch pipes.
How To Choose In-Ground Bollards
To determine the ideal diameter of your bollard, you simply need to consider the chances of criminal activity or a crash happening in your area. For example, if you own an auto dealership that’s directly beside a busy road, it would be in your best interests to buy an 8-inch or 10-inch bollard.
Bollards are also made of different materials. At Steelmark, we have a variety of in-ground bollards that are made of durable materials such as galvanised steel, stainless steel, and galvanised steel. Essentially, stainless steel is more durable than galvanised steel, but galvanised steel is more ductile than stainless steel. Powder-coated galvanised steel lasts the longest, but it can be more expensive.
Our bollards are designed to blend in with their surroundings. But if you’re worried about the bollards becoming an eyesore, you can always customize bollards.
If you’re unsure which type of surface-mounted bollard you need, you can always consult the Steelmark team. We would be delighted to help you decide which type of in-ground bollards are the best for your building.