2. In virtually every construction project, concrete plays a
major role in the strength, stability and durability of the
finished structure. Concrete is what gives stores, bridges or
office buildings the integrity to withstand years of use and
exposure to the elements.
On modern construction
sites, concrete pumping is a
common way to place the
concrete where it needs to
go. Here are some of the
main benefits of concrete
3. Time is of the essence in any construction project, and the
fact that concrete pumping can save a lot of it is a huge
benefit. With concrete pumping, the time it normally takes
for concrete to be mixed and sent to the right location is
Also, time will be saved because the crew doesn't have to
clear the way for concrete trucks to get to all the different
locations concrete is required.
4. A productive crew and construction site benefits everyone
involved in the project.
With concrete pumping, crew members can be working on
other aspects of the project, because they don't have to use
shovels and wheelbarrows to move the concrete where it
needs to go.
5. Since a concrete pump extends from the truck right to the
exact location the concrete is needed, the whole process is
very accurate and precise.
This accuracy helps with productivity, wasted concrete due
to spillage and less time required for cleaning up.
6. The way a concrete pump is set up and used means that
fewer employees are required when compared to the
standard way of doing things. Fewer employees means
lower costs attributed to labour, and a more lucrative
project for the builder.
7. The employees that are required to operate the concrete
pump are safer than the employees that are needed to mix
and move concrete the traditional way.
There is less heavy lifting involved, and the fact that the
concrete flows directly to the spot it is needed leaves less
room for mishaps that could cause serious injury.
8. A concrete pump is basically a machine that is used to
transfer liquid concrete by pumping it from the truck to the
location it's needed. There are two types of concrete
Boom pump - these are self-contained units that consist of
the frame and a truck. They have a long reach and are often
used to pour concrete in high up or hard to reach locations.
Line pump - these are portable units that are versatile and
able to pump structural concrete, plus mortar, shotcrete,
grout, wet screeds and foamed concrete.
9. Concrete pumping is commonly used for things like:
Residential projects like walls, foundations and patios.
Agricultural projects like sheds, barns, silos and bunkers.
Civil projects like hydro stations, water treatment plants or
Commercial or industrial projects like high rise buildings,
ice rinks, strip malls and factories.