Things You Need to Consider or Know About Concrete Barrier Walls

Just as the name suggests, a concrete barrier wall is a barrier wall made from concrete. Of course, you might come across other barrier walls made from other materials like timber, metal, plastic, etc. 

When choosing between the mentioned materials, you need to consider the material that suits your barrier needs in terms of strength, durability and resistance to natural and artificial factors,.

Concrete is chosen because it is extremely strong, durable and resistant to both natural and artificial factors. You can use concrete barrier walls to create a barrier for almost all kinds of things, for example, vehicles, crowds, animals, etc. Sometimes, concrete barrier walls can be used together with metal and chain-link fences. Here are other things you need to know about concrete barrier walls:

Why Should You Get Concrete Barrier Walls?

They are affordable and durable — you get them at an affordable cost, and they can serve you for the longest time possible with minimal maintenance. Their installation is also easy, and you won't spend much because you don't require many operators, especially for the free-standing concrete barrier walls.

You Can Get Free-Standing or Pinned Concrete Barrier Walls

This is mostly dependent on your needs. If you think that there is a likelihood that some strong force, maybe from a huge truck, can push or pull your concrete barrier, you can choose a pinned concrete barrier wall. It should also be reinforced with metal rebar. However, if you do not expect such forces, you can get free-standing concrete barrier walls.

Thickness, Size, Height and Cost

Of course, when getting a concrete barrier wall, you need to think of whether you need a slim, an extra-thick, a tall or s short barrier wall (this is dependent on your concrete barrier use). All these factors affect the cost of the concrete barrier wall; a thicker and taller concrete barrier wall might cost more than a slimmer and shorter concrete barrier wall. A standard tall free-standing concrete barrier wall has an extra thick base that slims as you get to its top; this is mainly for stability purposes. A standard short free-standing barrier wall also needs a thicker base. It also slims as you get to the top. You might come across the name jersey barrier.

If your needs don't match a standard concrete barrier wall's construct, you can have a uniquely made barrier wall with different thickness, size and height.