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Type 3 Barricades – What’s in a name?

Thursday, November 29, 2012 By: admin

Where did type 3 barricades get their name from?  Well, the number stands for the number of sheeted boards.  For example, a type 1 barricade has one board that is sheeted (though it could have two boards, since the second board isn’t sheeted it’s still considered a type 1).

A type 2 barricade can look  just like a type 1, however two of the boards would be sheeted.  The type has nothing to do with the level of sheeting.  The three is also a flat barricade where the one and two have an ‘a-frame’ shape.

Learning more about Traffic Drums

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 By: admin

If looking for orange traffic drums for a road construction or parking lot project you may come up with a few questions before you decide on what you are going to purchase.  Some questions include: Do I need reflective sheeting, how heavy of a base should I get, do I need 4″ or 6″ bands?  Luckily these questions should be answered based on the specs of the project.

Another discovery you may come across is that there are different size and color traffic drums.  Drums used in Canada tend to have a smaller diameter than the ones in the US.  Also, it’s very rare to see anything but an orange traffic drum in the US while you will see black traffic drums in Canada.  If you need any questions answered about channelizer drums feel free to comment below.