March 20, 2013

Traffic Spikes Refurbished

The Association located the original manufacturer (Delta Scientific) of the traffic spikes at the rear of the community and purchased replacement parts to refurbish (rather than replace) all four units.  The Association hired out the labor locally to replace all of the teeth, springs, and axles which has now been completed.  The total cost was $3,200 parts and $500 labor vs the $6,000 that was originally bid by traffic services providers and budgeted for replacement.

The traffic spike systems will require annual serving (cleaning and oiling). The most important part of service is removing the dirt which is brought in by rain water which collects in the casing and prevent the teeth from rotating below the surface.