Barrier Cable Installation

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Steel vehicle barrier cables are the lightest and most structurally effective restraint system for parking garages.  They can also double as pedestrian fall protection.  Call our experts for design, engineering options and pricing on all your barrier cable railing installations.

Advantage of Using Barrier Cable vs. Concrete walls or Fabricated Metal Guard Rails

Steel cable railing (grade 270) are less expensive than fabricated metal guard rails.  They use cable rail wire tension for stability, instead of traditional newel posts and balusters.

The virtually weightless barrier system results in structural cost savings throughout the project from foundations to columns to beams.

They incorprate natural daylight and provide green benefits.

Natural ventilation greatly reduces the need for forced ventilation systems.

Design Strategies for Vehicle Barrier  Cable in Parking Structures

Not only is cable significantly slimmer than alternative railing options, but when strung horizontally, it blends seamlessly with the horizon, providing unobstructed views previously unattainable.

It’s a sleek, modern aesthetic. Cable imparts a sharp, minimalistic look that traditional railing does not typically offer.

Barrier Cable Ease of Installation

Barrier Cable InstallationCable railing is the most flexible and easiest solution according to installers. Stainless steel cable rail is a popular choice for exterior railing because of its anti-weathering durability, reasonable cost, and strong luxurious appeal. For this reason, cable railing is used in many commercial and industrial buildings, as well as in marine and aquatic settings.

The installation process ussally involves the following steps:

  • Design: The first step in barrier cable installation is to survey the site and design the barrier system. This involves assessing the building to determine the appropriate placement (through columns, face mounted or betwween columns) of the barrier cables and identifying any obstacles such as drain pipes, electrical or other factors that may affect the installation process.
  • Preparation: The next step is to prepare the site for installation. This may involve fabrication and placement of embeds, through column guides or support posts, and installing foundations or footings.
  • Installation of Posts and Supports: Once the site is prepared, the posts and supports for the barrier cables are installed. These supports can be made of various materials, including concrete, steel.
  • Installation of Barrier Cables: Once the posts and supports are in place, the barrier cables are installed. This involves attaching the cables to the supports using clamps or other connectors, and tensioning the cables to the appropriate level.
  • Finishing and Testing: Finally, the installation is completed by finishing any necessary details such as adding end terminals or transition sections.

It is important to note that the specific installation process can vary depending on the design of the barrier system, the site conditions, and other factors. Professional installation companies are typically responsible for designing and installing barrier cable systems, as these systems require specialized expertise and equipment.