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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Bollard Post?

“But how much does it cost?”. It’s arguably the first asked and most frequently asked question these days for customers as prices have been rising on everything from gasoline and groceries to simple construction needs. Cost matters and that’s especially true to contractors and business owners looking for reasonable pricing on safety bollard protection for properties and facilities. 

So, how much does it cost to install a bollard post? 

This isn’t an exact answer as bollard installation prices will range with the size and style of bollard that is being installed, the number of bollards being installed, as well as the location and ground the bollard is being installed in. 

While we do not do installation here at Ideal Shield, as one of the top bollard manufacturers on the market, we want to help our customers out as much as possible. So, here are some helpful price points for the popular question, “how much does it cost to install a bollard post?”. 

Well, the simple answer is between $500-$1,200, depending on the size of the bollards, the amount of bollards, and the installation process for the bollards. 

However, there is a lot more that can go into bollard installation, including: 

  • Concrete Forms: $0-$700 
  • Concrete: $1,600-$1,800 
  • Traffic Control (for roadside installation): $0-$700
  • Debris/Hauling: $0-$400 
  • Asphalt-specific tools: $0-$225 
  • Plywood: $0-$160 
  • Gasoline for track loader/generator: $100+ 

Add in those additional costs plus the cost of the bollards themselves onto the $500-$1,200 labor costs for bollard installation when building out your project before getting a quote for more than you’re expecting. 

Popular Types of Bollards

Base Plate Bollards 

The simplest and most cost-effective installation option of the listed Bollards. The Base Plate Bollard or Surface Mounted Bollard is a steel bollard post with a base plate that is installed directly into the concrete or asphalt without any heavy duty equipment or digging. This price will range with the contractor doing the work but can also be done by a lot of maintenance departments. 

Ideal Shield's Base Plate Bollard

Ideal Shield’s Base Plate Bollard

Core-In Bollards

The more common installation for the protection bollards, Core-In or In-Ground Bollard installation pricing will be determined by core depth, ground type, and contractor pricing. Heavy machinery is necessary which will add on to the cost. 

Core Drilling for bollard installation

Core Drilling for bollard installation

Removable Bollards 

Removable Bollards are becoming more and more common in new and existing builds as property owners and managers require temporary access points. The installation process is a bit more extensive with these types of bollards but nothing an average contractor can’t handle. Full installation instructions are available on our website for both pre-concrete and core-drill installation. 

Ideal Shield's Removable Locking Bollard Installation

Ideal Shield’s Removable Locking Bollard after installation 

Crash Rated Bollards 

Rated Bollards always take a bit more. That is both in terms of impact and installation. Depending on which style of Crash Rated Bollard you go with, the installation will change. For example, our C40 Traffic Impact Bollards and K4 Crash Rated Bollards are a pretty simple installation in terms of crash bollards. But our K12 Crash Rated Bollards require much more work. Factor that into your pricing decision when quoting out the rated bollard options. 

Installation of the Ideal Shield C40 Traffic Impact Bollard

While we don’t handle bollard installation ourselves, we can provide the bollard itself as well as all of the documents and instructions needed for the installation process. 

For more information on Ideal Shield’s long line of American-made steel pipe bollards, contact our experienced and knowledgeable sales team today!