How to Choose Crowd Control Barrier Bases

Choosing a base for the steel barrier is the most susceptible thing. The tear and wear caused by the movement and use of steel barriers will become evident in damage to the bases.

Rather than going for welded on bases, go for barriers with bolt on replaceable from Alpha Crowd Control in order to minimize the risk or having any of your barriers out of commission due to base damage.  Crowd control barriers which has bolt on replaceable bases are more cost effective. Barriers with damaged bases would not sit idle for long and it is very inexpensive and easy to replace a base as compared to buying a whole new barrier.

There are mainly 4 type of interchangeable bases for steel barriers and each on offers benefits for specific applications.

The bridge base has been the most popular base style since steel barriers were invented. Bridge bases provide the best resistance to “push” by crowds at events such as parades.

Bridge base is especially designed so that each barrier has one big base as well as one small base which lets all 4 points of the base to remain in constant contact with the ground, providing high amount of stability on uneven surfaces.  Bridge bases also accommodate the placement of barriers in both straight lines, and at various angles.