Custom Billboard Barricades
MADE IN THE USA
Delight your guests with beautiful billboard barricades. They’re easy on the eye, safe to handle, simple to store, and designed for advertisements. Crowds will love you, and sponsors will pay you!Interlocking Billboard Barricades
Unlike steel barricades that bend and rust over time, our plastic pedestrian barricades are brightly colored and attractive. We stock a variety of colors and take custom orders. Our unique design allows billboard barricades to interlock, forming a continuous wall. They can be set up in various configurations to delineate restricted areas and bolted together for additional stability and security.Safe To Handle
With no sharp edges to contend with, our plastic billboard barricades are friendlier to the people who use them. Our barricades are made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a superior grade of plastic known for its strength and durability. This means our barricades stand up to weather, transport, and crowds.Simpler (And Cheaper!) To Store
The Billboard Barricade features rotating support feet that close inward, allowing barricades to nest and stack flat for more efficient storage and transport. You’ll save man hours on set up and you’ll save money on storage.DESIGNED FOR DISPLAY
Branding, advertising, and directional messaging are easy with our custom billboard barricades. Many of our clients are able to generate additional revenue by selling ad space. We print graphics on corrugated PVC sign board that can stand up to weather just as well as our barricades do. Signs are 28.5” x 36” and are attached with four bolts.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Support feet close inward allowing barricades to nest and stack flat
- Barricades interlock to form a continuous wall
- Superior strength to weight ratio when compared to steel
- Built-in molded inserts hold flags or anchoring posts
- One-year manufacturing defect warranty
- Designed to last a minimum of eight years
- Safety orange
- Custom colors available (we can match any pantone color)
- UV-resistant High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- Blow molded
- Height: 42 in / 106.7 cm
- Length: 96 in / 2.44 m
- Width: 2.5 in / 6.35 cm
- Wall: 0.125 in / .318 cm
- Empty: 33 lb / 14.9 kg
- Full: Apprx 58 lb / 26.3 kg*
*Weight calculation based on 3 standard US gallons of water
Mounting hardware is included when signs are kitted to barricades prior to shipping. If you are printing your own signs, please note that the barricades themselves DO NOT include mounting hardware. The hardware we use to mount our signs include the following (per side):
- Four (4) tap bolts, 1/4″ diameter by 1/2″ length
- Four (4) flat fender washers, 1/4″ inside diameter by 1 1/4″ outside diameter”
How It’s Made
The CC42x96 plastic pedestrian barricade is unique among competitors, mostly because of how it’s made. You won’t find a sturdier barricade. The design ensures stability, especially when barricades are connected, but the chemical composition of high density polyethylene also contributes. This is a very rigid plastic that stands up to heat and impact.
Let’s Talk Event Fencing
When planning begins for an event, one of the first things to do is decide if the perimeter will be enclosed and if so, how? There are many options depending on the size of the event and how secure it needs to be. There are also a lot of different terms to describe the temporary fencing that goes up around events. Steel barricades are common and can be referred to as “steel,” “fence,” “bike rack,” or “bike rack barricades” – no matter which term is used the same problems come up.
Pedestrian barricades made of steel tend to bend and rust over time, making them even more cumbersome for event staff to deal with. They take a long time to set up, especially if the feet need to be bolted in place. Plus the feet can be unstable and if barricades are pushed over the crashing noise can cause chaos in a crowd. The Billboard Barricade is an alternative to steel that meets the needs of event producers and adds another component of value with the built-in display panel.
Let’s listen in on a conversation between two event professionals talking about the practical issues that come up when comparing plastic to steel barricades. Our Director of Events, Patrick, has worked on large and small events, mostly notably serving as the Assistant Director/Technical Director for the Utah Arts Fest. The Arts Fest is a multi-disciplined outdoor arts event that attracts more than 80,000 participants each year. When ArtsQuest in Pennsylvania was considering switching from their steel barricades, Patrick answered some questions we get all the time. Let’s face it, people want to know if plastic barricades can really stand up to steel. Here’s how the conversation went.
1) One of my main concerns is how the Billboard Barricade holds up compared to a steel barricade. Care and maintenance aside, would you say that the Billboard Barricade holds up as well as a steel barricade? Have you experienced any bending or cracking of the plastic?
I find that they hold up better. Have not had anything on them break, bend or crack. I find steel fencing/barricade incredibly difficult to move, and the connection pieces bend. Let alone, it looks like people are in a cage rather than on a VIP patio.
2) Did you ever have any problems with the fold in feet? For example, breaking or folding in while in place?
The feet work great. When you have new fence pieces they are very tight and take some effort to move down and turn into place. Over time, they loosen up. But like I said, have not had any break, or become unusable.
3) How does the mobility factor help you and your team during the setup & breakdown phases of your events?
These are far superior to steel barricade for moving, placing and tearing down. Very, Very stackable and easy to store in our warehouse.
4) Do you still use steel barricades? If so, are there certain areas at your events that you use the Billboard Barricade instead of steel?
We do not use any steel barricade at our event… I don’t like steel barricade, can you tell??
5) How well does the Billboard Barricade hold up in high winds?
We do use water in some of our entrance barricades to help with wind. We have not had to use the ballasting enhancements, but I have seen it at other venues and looks very good and sturdy.
6) Do you make good use of the ballasting enhancements? For example, filling the barricade with water or sand. Or, using a rebar post on unpaved surfaces?
7) Do you ballast in areas where patrons are likely to lean on the fence?
See above #5 – we generally have a pretty ‘mellow’ crowd at the Utah Arts Festival, and have not had to use any ballasting for leaning or crowd surging. Once they are connected together, they are very sturdy as a unit.
8) What do you do to ballast on paved surfaces? Can you pin the feet to the ground or do you just use water or sand?
Just water. We have used some sandbags on opposites sides and alternate feet. This helped with a windy year. If you have places on grass, and are prone to winds, I would use the ballasting system.
9) Would you say that the Billboard Barricade helped to decrease injuries in the workplace? For example, cuts, scrapes, pinching of fingers, etc.
I would say it has reduced injury. Previously we rented would fence from our rental company… I know I got poked in the hands and fingers with nails, screws and slivers. Plus, these are much lighter weight. Two average people can carry 3 properly stacked sections at a time.
10) You mentioned that OTW can work on the signage for the fence pieces. Do you use their services or do you work with a local signage company to fulfill your signage needs?
We did use their signage service. It was great, and they have the hardware to attach the signs to the barricade… one stop shopping.