What is barrier cable?

Barrier CablesBarrier cable is the name for a variety of special steel cables used for guardrails in open concrete structures like parking garages, outdoor walkways, and rooftop use areas. This wire is usually galvanized, making it rust-resistant and suitable for exposure to the elements.

In barrier cable construction, heavy-duty anchors are set into pillars or walls and then connected to thick wire strands. Eight or more wires are placed about 6-inches apart to create a safe railing between the columns. In a barrier cable system in a parking garage, multiple wire cables span horizontally between the concrete posts where they anchor securely.

If a person or vehicle hits the cables, the wires go into tension and resist the impact, preventing a catastrophic fall accident. Barrier cables also have the advantage of allowing plenty of sunlight and visibility into the interior of the parking structure.

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