5 Practical uses for concrete barriers

Concrete barriers are commonly found on construction sites, but these versatile structures can be used in many different locations for various reasons. Read more about the many practical uses of concrete barriers below:

Prohibiting access

Concrete barriers are often used to prohibit access to certain areas. They can be used for controlling access to roads, properties, construction sites and more. Concrete barriers can prohibit access from an area temporarily or permanently.

Traffic guides

Concrete barriers are used on roads to separate traffic. They can be used to separate traffic flowing in opposite directions, or in the same direction. Concrete barriers are also used to guide vehicles through specific areas – this can be seen in car events where roads are blocked off and a track is made with concrete barriers.

Parking bays

Parking bays can be created with the use of concrete barriers. The barriers can be placed together to form the limits of parking bays. This type of temporary parking is useful for large events and construction sites.

Blocking views

Concrete barriers can be stacked on top of one another to form a temporary wall that will block views. Sometimes it is necessary to block people from viewing into construction sites as the ongoing work may be a distraction to passing vehicles which could be hazardous to their safety.

Protective barriers

Certain concrete barriers can be made into an interlocking system that act as a sturdy defence against flooding. They can also be used to support structures by retaining the earth below or around the structure.

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