In traffic engineering, guardrails prevent vehicles from veering off the roadway into oncoming traffic, crashing against solid objects or falling off the roadway into a hazard. A secondary objective is keeping the vehicle upright while deflected along the guardrail. In most cases guardrails would not be able to withstand the impact of a vehicle just by the strength of the individual posts in the area hit by the vehicle. Instead, the guardrail is effectively one strong band that transfers the force of the vehicle to multiple posts beyond the impact area or into a ground anchor at the end of the guardrail. Newer concrete barriers, while are usually strong enough to withstand direct hits by cars, still work on a similar principle in deflecting heavier vehicles such as trucks. There are four general types of roadway barriers, cable and wood posts, “W” beam & “Tri” beam steel and wood/metal posts, steel box-beam.
San Bar has installed/repaired hundreds of miles of guardrail throughout New Mexico in all types of situations for customers such as the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Contractors, Cities, Counties and private individuals.
We keep a huge inventory of guardrail on hand with all of the components for any type of installation. We have the equipment at our facility to custom bend standard guardrail to meet your specific radius needs.
San Bar currently has a State Price Agreement for the installation of Guardrails, Barrier Cable and Components.