Types Of Temporary Construction Barriers

28 January 2021
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Construction is a messy and complicated job and it's necessary to keep things organized. Having barriers to your construction zone is smart because it can keep the public away, decrease noise, or contain the debris. Here are some of the most common types of construction barriers.

A-Frame Barricades

A-frame barricades are used to separate areas of a construction zone from each other or the public. They are ideal for outdoor construction sites. Two A-frame legs and one I-beam make up the barrier. The I-beam is often reflective to increase its visibility at night. A-frame barricades are portable, which makes them a good option if you need a barrier that can move around to different areas as needed. They are also generally pretty affordable because they aren't very large or complicated to set up.

Concrete Barricades

Concrete barricades are mostly used to separate outdoor construction sites from cars. Often they are used on roadways to protect construction workers from traffic. Being made with concrete reinforced with welded metal cages, they are incredibly strong and withstanding. They have forklift knockouts on the bottom to make it easier to place them. 

Sound Walls

Sound walls are for outside construction zones that are particularly loud. Things like jackhammers, drills, and earth-moving equipment generate a lot of noise and can disrupt everyday living in residential areas and work in commercial areas. Sound blankets/curtains are placed against tall chain-link fences to insulate the sound. They can last for several years and be reused. Along with the fence, they also work well as a general safety barrier to the public.

Interior Walls

Sometimes construction is renovating indoors in just one area of a building. Interior construction walls are good for renovation in offices, hospitals, or your home. They protect the rest of the space that isn't being worked on and keep the mess enclosed. Also, because you are limited when working indoors, they can be set up at any dimensions that you need.

Rigid Walls

Some interior construction barriers are made of several rigid panels. They're durable and reusable and can last for several years if necessary. These types of barriers close off the construction zone entirely and, because they usually have a pretty sleek design, they keep the renovation from being an eyesore. They also often have sound-reducing technology built into them. 

Plastic Sheeting

Another type of interior construction barrier uses plastic sheeting stretched between poles. Though it sounds rudimentary, they are stable and can be airtight to keep in all the dust. They typically have zip, Velcro, or magnetic closures.

Temporary construction barriers can be as custom as the construction project itself. Whether you need to keep people out or keep the mess in, construction barriers can help you fill those needs. Contact a company like Clean Wrap Interior Protection Systems for more information.