Enjoying the full security of our heavy duty removable bollards requires careful installation. By failing to properly install your bollards and barriers, you prevent them from reaching their full potential and protecting your property as effectively as possible. Use these reference photos as a practical visual guide to the ideal installation, and your ground sleeves, bollards and barriers will remain firmly in place.
Drilling Through the Surface
After marking your installation points, use an auger to drill holes where you want to implement bollards and barriers. The hole itself will be significantly wider than the bollard or ground sleeve itself, as you need to leave room for installing a rebar reinforcement and filling the area around the bollard or ground sleeve with concrete.
Preparing the Installation Site
At the bottom of the hole you drilled, a layer of gravel acts as a drainage point for ground sleeves. This prevents rain, snow, mud and water from accumulating in the ground sleeves for your removable bollards. A cylindrical rebar cage provides reinforcement for the ground sleeve or the bollard you plan to install -- drop it in the hole and let it rest on top of the gravel. Attach a PVC drainage pipe to the bottom of your ground sleeve and place it inside the rebar cage in the hole.
Installing Ground Sleeves, Bollards and Barriers
If you are installing ground sleeves for removable bollards, ensure that the surface of the ground sleeve is flush with the surface of the ground and level. If you are installing a fixed bollard, ensure that it stands a full 36" above the surface for the best level of protection. Fill the hole with concrete and smooth it level with the ground—if you installed a ground sleeve, wait for the concrete to completely cure before installing your bollard.