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How to Install K12 Crash Rated Bollards

There are many types of Bollards out on the market. Some that are strong and some that are more of a deterrent. But then there are some that are designed to fully protect property, and that is what we have with the K12 Crash Rated Bollards

Tested and certified with ASTM F2656-07 M50 Rating, the K12 Bollards are high-level security bollard barriers that have been approved by the Department of Defense and are listed on the Anti-Ram Vehicle Barrier List. Though, our K12 Bollards a little bit different than others you will find on the market.

The K12 Bollard’s installation process does not require any caging or extra rebar at all. The Bollards also require zero on-site welding and the Bollards are designed to have an unrestricted spacing limit while maintaining ASTM M50 P1 certification. And now these Bollards will be protecting your property. But not until they are properly installed. 

Here’s how to install the K12 Crash Rated Bollards: 

Simple 5 Step Installation Instructions

1. Excavate a trench, at minimum 72”Lx48”Wx36”H

2. As long as this minimum is achieved you can install as many K12 Bollards as required with no restriction on spacing

3. Elevate the K12 Bollard with a chair above the subgrade

4. Set the K12 Bollards on the chair, spacing out multiple units as needed, and leveling the units

5. Pour the 4000 psi concrete into the trench and fill the inside of the Bollard, use a concrete vibrator if needed


Here’s photo examples and instructions on how a recent customer installed their K12 Bollards at a bank: 

-The contactor dug out a long 20’ trench at the correct width and depth to support the bollard, using plywood to support the walls and concrete for 10 K12 Bollards.

-In the center, they set up plywood on a concrete slab for the chair for the K12 bollards to sit on.

k12 bollard installation

-The customer fabricated themselves custom baseplates to keep the K12 units level while the concrete was being poured, though this is not required. 

-The customer then poured the concrete chair and set the baseplates for the individual K12 units.

Note: chair for the K12 Bollards can be done in many different ways. 

-Once the chair and baseplates are set, the installers set the K12 units in the required positions.

-To finish, the installers filled the trench and K12 bollards with the required concrete and let set.


While the K12 Bollards are heavy-duty barriers, the installation is quite simple for any contractor. If you need more information on installing your new K12 Bollards, you can either reference the K12 Bollard Drawings or contact our experienced sales team today!