Plastic Water Filled Barrier vs. Concrete Jersey Barrier: Pros & Cons

Part 1 of 2: Plastic Water Filled Barrier vs. Concrete Jersey Barrier: Pros & Cons

A common question we get asked is: will the plastic water-filled barriers protect as well as a concrete barrier?
For many, this may seem obvious because concrete outweighs water by a significant amount. However, concrete K-Rail (Traffic Barriers) are simply not feasible due to equipment or spacial limitations, when water-filled barricades are easy to move around while empty.
So what are the pros and cons?
CONCRETE HIGHWAY BARRIER:
PROS
  • Stronger structural integrity against vehicle impact
  • Best suited for a permanent security barrier solutions
  • Tractor trailer drivers will know when they back into it
  • Used barriers still functional
  • Cannot be moved by hand
  • Withstand cold and heat
  • Can be painted
CONS
  • Heavy AF
  • Require Machinery to move or relocate
  • Little aesthetic appeal
  • High shipping cost

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