Guardrail also named Highway Guardrail,Road Crash Barrier,Road
Safety Guardrail etc.
Where Guard Rail Should Be Installed Interstates, Highways and
When installed on interstates, highways and secondary roads, guard
rail shields vehicles from natural and man-made roadside hazards
that can't be removed such as trees, ditches, utility poles, signs,
When installed across and at the ends of bridges, guard rail
provides a lifesaving shield from the bridge and the area below
(rivers, railroad tracks, other roads, etc.).
Guard rail offers highly effective shielding in parking lots
against such vehicle hazards as light poles, buildings, ditches,
etc. Guard rail also provides added security against auto theft
where fences have failed.
W-Beam GuardRail / Benefits
In most situations, we recommend the use of W-Beam guard rail, the
optimal choice for safety, strength, durability, and cost
Constructed of high-strength 12 gauge (Class A) or 10 gauge (Class
B) steel and coated in rust-resistant zinc, W-Beam guard rail is
available in standard 25' and 12' 6" lengths. Other lengths can be
fabricated upon request.
Standard center punching is 12' 6" O.C., 6' 3" O.C., and 3' 3-1/2"
O.C. with other options available.
W-Beam Guard Rail End Treatments / Benefits
W-Beam guard rail is also available with two protective options at
the blunt end of the rail: flared end or question mark end. Flared
ends provide rigid, straighter protection. Question mark ends are
more curved and are used to avoid torn clothing and personal injury
where there is pedestrian traffic