Sometimes we are asked, “How do I properly measure my post?” Or, “I have measured my post, but I am still not sure what size bollard cover I need, can you help me?” Yes, yes we can! If you have a tape measure handy, we have two methods that we can recommend:
1. The first would be for you to measure straight across the top of the pipe. This works best if the surface is flat and not over filled with concrete.
2. The second method would be to measure the circumference of your post and divide by pi or 3.14. This will give you the true diameter and will make choosing your BollardGard easier. (Example: 14” circumference/3.14 = 4.46”; you will need our 4” bollard cover for your post.)
Keep in mind that they may not be a tight fit – no worries! All of our bollard covers come with gripper tabs or foam strips to secure the bollard cover in place! Please make sure your round top cover is 4" taller than your pipe for dome styles.