What is a bollard?

A bollard is a sturdy, vertical post used to create a protective or architectural perimeter to control road traffic and prevent ram-raiding and vehicle-ramming attacks. They are primarily used to mark boundaries, guide traffic and physically block vehicle incursion, protecting people and property.

How deep should a bollard be buried?

The hole dug for the bollard should be at least 24 inches deep and set in concrete.

How tall should bollards be?

Bollards typically stand 48″ tall. Bollards come in a variety of sizes in order to accommodate different purposes in different areas.

Do bollards have to be painted yellow?

OSHA Bollard Requirements include specific color requirements depending on use and building & fire codes. For example, “OSHA” yellow is a standardized color of canary yellow. Zebra Parking Lot Maintenance can paint bollards and paint lines & stencils in any color.

Are bollards required by code?

Vehicle impact bollards are often required by building and fire-safety codes or in areas to protect utilities or equipment located in or near traffic routes or parking areas. They are commonly used in conjunction with parking blocks or wheel stops.

Do bollards stop cars?

Concrete, steel, and movable parking bollards are an effective means of protecting structures on your property, the perimeter, and/or building entrances.

Crash-rated bollards are installed as security posts around perimeters where they prevent vehicles from entering a protected area like pedestrian walkways. 

They are often used in conjunction with parking blocks and speed breakers to slow down, direct and stop traffic.

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