Barrier Comparison

J-J Hooks set the standard

The Concrete Safety Systems J-J Hooks concrete barrier sets the standard for worker and motorist safety. Chosen for both its ease of use and speed of installation, its performance and durability outpaces all other barrier connection systems. Just one more reason why public officials and contractors count on Concrete Safety Systems.

Compare our precast concrete barriers against these other barrier types and you’ll see why J-J Hooks are tops in protection.

Types of Traffic Barrier

Most traffic safety barriers fall into one of these classifications:

Temporary Barriers (Portable)

Example: J-J Hooks Precast Concrete Barrier
  • Greatly improved safety of workers in construction work zones
  • Concrete barriers are the preferred temporary rental barrier
    • Provide a high level of containment
    • Relatively inexpensive compared with other barriers
    • Can be free-standing, bolted or pinned
  • Other temporary systems include steel and water-filled barriers.
    • Sometimes used on short-term projects for speed and ease
    • Do not provide the same level of protection as concrete barriers
    • Cost more for long-term projects than concrete barriers

j-j hooks temporary highway safety barrier

Temporary water barriers

Impact Deflection Barriers

Example: Guard rail
  • Deflects a vehicle and keeps it moving in its original line of travel
  • Can cause the operator to further lose control of the vehicle upon impact
  • Vehicle may penetrate or cross over the barrier

Composite Barriers

Example: Barrier structures made from composite materials
  • Delivers the benefits of impact deflection, impact absorption and impact resistance
  • Can be used as temporary or permanent barriers

J-J Hooks provide maximum performance

J-J Hooks precast concrete barriers are the most economical. Other barrier types must be replaced whenever any impact occurs (even low-energy impacts), because they may not perform properly in subsequent impacts. Considerable time and cost must be spent maintaining these alternative barrier types, endangering motorists and workers during each repair.

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