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Parade Barricades and Their Many Names

Friday, December 14, 2012 By: admin

They can be called parade barricades, a-frame barricades type 1 or type 2 barricades or a bunch of other things.  Basically these are barricades used for crowd control or to block off certain areas in a parking field, parking lot etc.  Two legs with one or two boards ranging from 4′ long to 12′ long (or even longer if you have a custom built one).

The legs and boards also have options.  For example, if you want orange/white reflective sheeting, you can have it on one side, two sides and it can range from Engineer Grade to Diamond Grade.  The boards can be either 1″ thick or 1.75″ thick and the legs can be sand fill-able to add extra weight for sturdiness.  If you have any question about parade barricades please feel free to leave a comment below.

Ultra Panels or Traffic Panels

Thursday, December 13, 2012 By: admin

This post is dedicated to having a better understanding of ultra panels.  These can also be called vertical panels or traffic panels.  They are typically about 43″ tall and 8″ wide and are usually orange or white.  Lots of times there is reflective sheeting put on them to help with the visibility of the units.

The reflective sheeting can come in different sizes to cover as much or as little of the ultra panel as you want.  You will also need to pick out which base you want, as these are not meant to be held up without a base.  It is of course possible, but the smallest wind will knock it over.

Some vendors have custom messages you can put on the reflective sheeting, with text as well as images.  The colors can also be changed from just the common white/orange to blue, yellow, grey and more.

Airport Barricade Features

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 By: admin

This blog post is dedicated to understanding the different features/options that are available with an airport barricade.  There are four important decisions you need to make: height of the barricade, reflective sheeting, lights and flags.  A typical airport barricade is 10 x 96″ but there are also 24″ x 96″ models.

Reflective sheeting is the orange/white stripes on a barricade that give the unit more visibility.  You can typically get barricades with sheeting on one side, two sides, or you can choose to have no sheeting at all.  Most projects require sheeting on both sides.

Now for lights, these are typically red, solar powered and 360 degrees.  They screw in the top of the airport barricade, and the project will call for one of two per unit.  180 degree lights can also fit on these, but it does depend on the model so always double check with the seller.

Flags are typically 18″ x 18″ or 20″ x 20″ and a solid orange color.  Most barricades have one or two holders for flags.  That’s the basics when it comes to these, but if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Jersey Barrier Options

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 By: admin

When it comes to Jersey Barriers, it is important to know a few basic things.  First off, know that most of them are 42″ tall, 24″ wide and 72″ wide.  They can be called traffic barriers, road barricades, construction barriers and more.  There are water fill-able jersey barriers and there are concrete barriers.

We are going to be talking about the water fill-able barriers.  They can be filled with sand or water typically.  Also know that some have kits to make them safe on highways (an iron bar goes horizontally across the barrier) and another option is having a reflective strip.  The stripes are orange/white typically, making the barriers easier to see.

These lighter models are used in instances where a customer would want to save on shipping costs, and/or the customer wants to be able to drain the barrier and transport it to a new location with ease.  If you have other questions about barriers drop me an email and I will do my best to answer!

Understanding Delineator Posts

Friday, December 7, 2012 By: admin

What exactly are delineators posts?  They are similar to traffic cones except they are skinny and tall making them easier to be seen by cars.  Delineators are used to ‘channelize’ or direct traffic into a certain zone, or to keep it out of a certain zone in the case of a road construction site.

There are multiple brands of delineator posts, and depending on what style you want, you may have to commit to the brand that produces that style.  There are T Top Delineators which have a handle at the top.  There are also Ringtop Delineators which also have a handle, but it’s more of a rectangular handle.  Then there are standard Open Top Delineators which don’t have a handle so they are just flat or open at the top.