How to move concrete barriers

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Concrete barriers are specifically designed for weight, durability and strength in order to protect pedestrians from vehicles, delineate areas or for use in construction site settings. But how easy are they to move around?

There are actually many elements to this question – but one of the key things to point out is that, once in place, concrete barriers are very much designed to stay there. Heavy and designed to stand firm in the event of impact with vehicles, it can take specialist equipment to move barriers correctly.

Here, we take a look at how to move concrete barriers.

Different types of barriers

It is important first to note that there are many different types of concrete barrier. The difficulty of moving the barrier and the type of equipment that you will need to use will depend entirely on the specifics of the barriers themselves.

Many barriers are designed to be lifted with forklifts. However, not all can be moved in the same way.

It is vital to understand the type of barrier that you are buying and hiring to understand the best ways to move it.

Check with the company you are getting your barriers from

Whether you are buying or hiring concrete barriers, it is important to understand how they are going to be moved. In some cases, the company will carry out all of the work for you – transporting the barriers to the site and then moving them into place.

However, this is not necessarily guaranteed every time. Make sure you get the information you need from the company that you are working with.

Understand their uses

When you choose a type of concrete barrier to use it is important to understand the various uses and possibilities. This can help to guide you on the details regarding moving the barriers.

Some barriers are designed to stay in-situ for an extended period of time, while others are expected to be moved regularly. For example, as an alternative to concrete barriers, many choose water-filled barriers. These barriers can be drained when they need to be moved so that they are significantly lighter than when they are standing in place.

If you have any questions about the kind of concrete barriers that might suit your needs, or if you want to understand more about how to move certain types of barriers, the team at Maltaward can help.

We have years of experience working with the various different types of barriers, so we can provide you with barriers as well as moving them into position for you. This can all be arranged with our team, so get in contact with us for a bespoke quote.

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