A premium quality precast traffic barrier will reduce installation costs through reduced labor costs. The right traffic barriers will also meet important crash test and safety requirements. It is important to meet with a qualified supplier early in the installation process for a design that meets the needs of the project. Most products can then be installed in just one day with the use of small equipment.
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Basic Installation Instructions

Prepare the work site.

Tip: This should be a flat, level, compact area. Ideally this will be on a paved road, free of bumps and depressions. Plan the formation and orientation in which they will be installed.

Unload the traffic barriers.

Tip: One person should be stationed at the installation site and another person should be located on or near the delivery flatbed trailer to guide the lift operator. The lift should be placed near the center of gravity of each barrier so that when suspended, the structure is nearly level. Place it in the installation area, guided by the designated person. The connecting end should be guided to the open end of the already-placed structure.

Engage the connectors, if applicable.

Tip: This will differ depending on the mechanism employed by the specific product you’ve chosen. Some projects may not require connectors.

Ensure the barriers are set within the Traffic Control Plan details and any applicable requirements.
Install the anchoring system.

Tip: Drill holes on the traffic side of each barrier to accommodate the pins, which are typically 1&½“ diameter by 48” long. Sink the pins into the holes until the washers rest in the designated pockets.

Equipment Required for Installation

Installation of precast concrete traffic barriers should be completed by qualified and knowledgeable contractors. Be sure to follow all local and federal project requirements.

Necessary installation equipment and supplies:

  • Any load-rated lifting device
  • All proper safety equipment and PPE
  • Hammer drill for installing the anchoring system
  • Tools for blowing and brushing the anchor system openings
  • Tool for bending the anchoring system washer
Precast Concrete Advantages for Installers
  • Ease and speed of installation
  • In-stock availability of many standard sizes
  • Customization to fit project needs
  • Compelling upfront costs as many required materials are supplied by producers (ie. Sealants, grates, mastic)
  • Dedicated and knowledgeable sales staff

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Rethink Precast Marketing has an experienced team that is equipped to help you weigh the considerations of installing precast concrete traffic barriers. They can also guide you to a qualified supplier near you. Reach out today for more information.