How Far Apart Should Bollards Be Placed?

Where should bollards be placed?

Recommended bollard spacing Ideally, bollards should be placed 1.5 feet back from a curb where cars are allowed to park..

How deep should bollards be?

18 to 24 inchesThe diameter of the hole should be the diameter of the bollard plus 6 inches and it should be 18 to 24 inches deep.

Are bollards required by code?

Vehicle impact bollards are often required by building and fire-safety codes and standards to protect equipment located in or near traffic routes.

What is the purpose of a bollard?

A bollard is a short post used to create a protective or architectural perimeter. When installed primarily as a visual guide, they guide traffic and mark boundaries. As architectural elements they come in a wide variety of shapes and styles to accentuate or visually stand out in their settings.

Do bollards stop cars?

The most expensive bollards can stop vehicles at speeds of about 50 mph (80 km/h). High security bollards are impact-tested in accordance with one or more of three major crash test ratings for vehicle barriers.

Do bollards need to be filled with concrete?

Don’t place a perfectly good bollard in front of your store to protect your valuable assets only to fill it with cement. Not only will it weaken the bollard, in a couple of months, the rust that forms will leave ugly stains on your front sidewalk.