After you’ve planned the entertainment, food, and restrooms for your event, it’s time to make sure your guests will be able to enjoy it safely. Water-filled barricades are an excellent way to direct traffic and keep visitors away from restricted areas. In fact, you’ll often see our barricades at Minute Maid Park.
If this is your first time renting barricades, you’re bound to have questions. So we’ve put together a quick overview of these safety devices to give you some ideas of how to put them to work for your next event.
How Do Water-Filled Barricades Work?
When you rent our barricades, we’ll bring them to your event site empty. We’ll position the barricades wherever you need them and interlock the individual units to form a single unbroken barrier. Then, we’ll fill the barricades with water to add weight and stability.
We suggest erring on the side of caution when it comes to the number of barricades you want to rent. Adding a few extra units to your rental won’t raise the price too much, but it can be a lifesaver for your safety plan. On the other hand, if you end up with too few barricades, you may not be able to block off a restricted area completely.
When to Use Barricades
Water-filled barricades are excellent for funneling traffic into designated parking areas. If you have parts of the parking lot that you can’t use during your event, you can barricade these instead of wasting the efforts of parking attendants.
You can also make use of barricades to keep visitors away from dangerous or restricted areas. Simply set up your barriers around backstage access areas, electrical or utility rooms, or anywhere else that could pose a safety issue.
Water-Filled Barricade vs. Alternative Barriers
While water-filled barricades are a great option for crowd control and traffic directing, they’re not your only option. However, those alternatives come with their own pitfalls.
Metal barriers are common for crowd fencing, but they’re not particularly sturdy. As a result, they can be easily shifted by the passing crowd or blown out of place during high winds. These barriers also have the unfortunate tendency to develop sharp edges over time. If you’re going to have children at your event, this is especially concerning.
Temporary concrete barriers are often used for directing traffic during big events. They’re heavy enough that you won’t have to worry about them moving, but they also cause far more damage if one of your guests runs into them.
The standard orange traffic cone is commonly used for directing traffic and crowds alike, but they’re less of a barrier and more of a guide. Drivers will often accidentally (or intentionally) drive between the cones and end up somewhere you were trying to keep free from guests.
Our barriers are constructed of sturdy material, they’re brightly colored for increased visibility, and the combination of their interlocking design and water weight makes them a solid choice for security.
Barricade Service from Texas Outhouse
Texas Outhouse can answer all of your questions about barricade rental while you’re planning your next event. Give us a call at (713) 785-8050 or contact us through our website.
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