RoadLoc Case Study

Case Study:

RoadHire’s Successful Use of RoadLoc Anchors to Streamline Temporary Barrier Removal


Road construction projects and crews make use of Temporary Barriers and Crash Cushions to block construction zones from traffic, redirect vehicles and pedestrians, and protect workers and pedestrians from vehicles passing by at various speeds.  These Barriers and Crash Cushions remain in place with help from anchors.  While standard threaded rod and some branded anchors do a good job keeping the barriers connected to asphalt and concrete roadways, removing them can be extremely difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, often requiring on-site compressors or generators.

RoadLoc addresses this problem with specialized anchors that offer the following benefits:

  • Keep barriers and crash cushions securely connected to the road surface
  • Can be installed with any chemical epoxy
  • Offer superior tensile strength and shear load strength, compared with threaded rod
  • Easy to remove when a project is completed

Suppliers of temporary barriers and crash cushions regularly use RoadLoc anchors because the product is easy to install, remains firmly in place for the project’s duration, and is easy to remove when work is completed.


Background—About RoadHire

RoadHire is a leading traffic management and work zone safety equipment supplier in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.  Road crews regularly depend on RoadHire’s products during road construction jobs to redirect traffic while keeping them safe.  Once RoadHire’s high-quality barriers are installed, they remain securely attached to asphalt.  But their removal was an ongoing problem for RoadHire.


The Challenge

RoadHire turned to RoadLoc for assistance.  The company needed an anchor that securely anchors barriers and cushions to asphalt for the duration of a project while also offering easy and removal and re-instatement once the project is completed.

Due to the installation processes, barrier removal was very difficult, as it involved coring threaded rods.  Coring threaded rods is an industry standard practice when it comes to anchor removal, but it’s time-consuming, expensive, and leaves behind a larger hole that needs to be re-instated (adding more time and cost to the removal process).

RoadHire needed anchors that would securely attach barriers and cushions to road surfaces while offering a streamlined, less costly means of removal when the job was done.  RoadHire understood that RoadLoc anchors offered advantages, which included ease of removal and re-usability making them a more environmentally sustainable option.


The Solution

RoadHire used RoadLoc’s M20 anchors to secure its QuadGuard Crash Cushions.  These are anchored, fully re-directive, non-gating crash cushions.  Meanwhile, the RoadLoc M24 anchors anchored the BG800 Temporary Barriers to roadways.  BG800 Temporary Barriers are anchored steel barriers that separate people and vehicles from the road work zone.  The QuadGuard Crash Cushions used 34 anchors each, while two anchors were installed every 12 to 60 meters along the BG800 Barrier run

RoadLoc anchor installation provided a competitive advantage over the competition from the start.  Many barrier anchors require a pre-coating before use – RoadLoc products don’t.  Additionally, the RoadLoc anchors are useable with any chemical epoxy.

RoadHire found that RoadLoc anchors kept barriers secure and in place throughout the project’s duration.  The RoadLoc anchor advantage was apparent when it was time for removal.  RoadHire could remove every anchor with a battery-operated impact driver, rather than having to turn to a more costly equipment.  Through its use of RoadLoc anchors, RoadHire could decrease the time and expense necessary for anchor and barrier removals.

Another benefit for RoadHire was that the RoadLoc anchors were reusable without requiring cleaning between operations.  This allowed RoadHire to complete one project, remove anchors and barriers, deliver the product to a new site, and re-install them with RoadLoc anchors without missing a beat.


The Result

RoadHire continues rolling out its use of RoadLoc anchors for its barriers used in road projects throughout Queensland and New South Wales.  As a result, RoadHire’s barrier installment and removal processes are more streamlined and faster.  As the anchors can be reused immediately, RoadHire is generating lower life-cycle costs for its investment.  Thanks to RoadLoc anchors, RoadHire’s problems with lengthy, time-consuming, and expensive anchor removals are no longer an issue.

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