How to Choose Best Barricade Stand for Any Surface

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How to Choose Best Barricade Stand for Any Surface

Choose The Best Stand!:

Which barrier base is best for your application?

SONCO’s steel barricades are the most popular and long-time customer favorite. Controlling festival crowds? Blocking parking lot areas? No matter the project, steel barricades are a safety essential. And when it comes to bike rack barricades, you need a sturdy, strong, and stable product — starting with the proper barrier base.

For a minor feature, barricade feet play a major role in securing your perimeter and assuring site or event safety. Check out this comprehensive barricade-foot guide to choose the best barrier base for your project.

Put Your Best Foot Forward: Choose From Popular Barricade Feet

Steel barricades are a flagship SONCO product and long-time customer favorite, available with fixed and replaceable feet. Partner with us for stable, interlocking barriers that stave off rioters, guide traffic, and stand tough against crowd and weather abuse.

Not sure which barricade stand is best? Shop feet that suit your terrain. SONCO barriers come with fixed or replaceable feet, and popular styles include wheel, flat and y-stands. Replaceable stands are interchangeable and easily attached to SONCO or other major barricade brands.

Solution #1: FIXED FEET


Fixed-foot barricades include pre-welded feet that deploy securely on smooth or irregular surfaces. Built to save workforce and installation time, fixed-foot barricades require no assembly.


SONCO’s square stacking steel barricade: HDG, 15GA barrier measuring 43” x 84”


  • Quick setup with no assembly required
  • Welded to industry standards for optimal durability
  • Vertically stackable in compact storage areas


  • Requires total barricade replacement if feet are damaged
  • Frames do not lie flat for storage

Solution #2: FLAT FEET / T-STANDS

FLat Bp

Recommended for level surfaces, SONCO t-stands are flat feet that lock into place with common hardware. T-stands have a low, anti-trip profile and are easily bolted to the ground for more permanent crowd control.


Compatible with all models of SONCO’s classic steel barricade.


  • Quick to assemble/disassemble
  • Feet remove for compact storage & lightweight transport
  • Ideal for indoor & outdoor use
  • The Compact, low-profile style prevents tripping & saves space


  • Not recommended for uneven surfaces or grassy areas
  • Requires assembly before use

Solution #3: Y (BRIDGE) STANDS


Named for its distinctive bridge shape, the y-stand excels for stability on uneven surfaces. Deploy these barricade feet along washed-out roadways, rocky building sites, or grassy festival grounds. Y-stand pairs include one small and one large stand, allowing angular setup. As the large stand overlaps the small, barricades can swivel and pivot to 90 degrees while interlocked.


Compatible with SONCO’s classic steel barricade and Linemaster.


  • Wide stance for optimal stability on unstable surfaces
  • Feet disconnect from the frame for compact storage
  • Available in hot-dip galvanized & powder-coated styles


  • Requires assembly before use
  • They are a tripping hazard
  • Not for use in tight spaces; wide base style requires more surface area

Solution #4: WHEEL FEET


SONCO wheel stands turn stationary barriers into rolling gates for events that require access openings along the barricade line. Single-wheel barricade feet attach seamlessly to the bottom post on either barrier end, allowing metal barriers to pivot open and closed. SONCO wheel feet add stability to barricades while enabling secure job-site access for vehicles or people.


Compatible with SONCO’s classic steel barricade.


  • 6.5” wheel rolls across flat & uneven surfaces
  • Universal design pairs with all SONCO barricade projects
  • Available in corrosion-resistant HDG & black or orange powder coatings


  • Requires assembly before use
  • Not as stable as bridge feet when installed on unlevel surfaces

Shop Barricade Feet or Ask a SONCO Pro

Time to upgrade or replace barricade feet? Shop SONCO for barrier stands that suit your needs. Not sure what to buy? Our safety pros specialize in construction, facility management, event promotion, and other safety-conscious industries. Ask an expert about the best base for your unique barricade application!

And remember to avoid these common purchase mistakes when shopping for steel barricades and barrier feet. Discerning customers secure job sites and event venues with the industry’s best HDG steel barricades! SONCO is rated 4.6/5 for superior product and service quality, and our barricades ship quickly from seven stores around the U.S. Our barricade store is a top U.S. choice for facility managers, construction crews, event promoters, and venue operators. Buy barricades that are tough, stable, and corrosion-proof today! Call now or connect online.

Learn More on the Blog!

Steel barricades come in a variety of sizes and styles. Pick the barrier that works for you — and supplement your barricade lineup with high-quality SONCO accessories. Check out this comprehensive steel barricade guide for more details about barriers, stands, lights, signage and other add-ons.

Nick Criscuolo
Nick Criscuolo
Nick had spent 15 years in the professional sports industry within the NFL, NHL and NBA before transferring over to Sonco. His experiences centered around sales and marketing as well as game day stadium operations.
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