Precast concrete barriers are often used to protect potential terrorist targets.
Concrete barriers create a temporary physical security barricade by defining a “setback distance” to fortify high-risk sites and direct traffic flow. They serve as a terrorist deterrent and can prevent vehicular intrusion. Concrete security barriers are the preferred choice for security applications because:
- They are steel reinforced, with a minimum of 4,000 psi strength at time of shipment.
- They are dense, averaging from 3,500 to 3,700 pounds per cubic yard, which allows for unanchored portable barriers.
- Concrete barriers can be quickly repositioned to meet changing needs.
- They are extremely cost effective, due to availability, maintenance, effectiveness and speed of installation.