WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A CONCRETE PUMP

General News · 7th August 2017

THE ADVANTAGES OF CONCRETE PUMP HIRE

Picture yourself on a building site for a new project. It is a residential property, and you have been hired to help the owners extend the kitchen, which is situated at the back of the house. You reach a point in the project where you require concrete for the extension’s floor. Only, it is a terraced house, and the enclosed back garden has no direct side access – so you would be unable to transport and pour the concrete using wheelbarrows or mini dumpers. It is not feasible to cart the concrete manually through the house, so what do you do? This is where hiring a concrete pump is an ideal solution. The concrete pump pipeline can easily be passed through the front door and the rest of the house, and out into the garden – with little mess and no fuss. This is the same for other hard-to-reach areas, such as basements and sites with narrow entrances and down alleyways.

PUMPING CONCRETE IS FAST AND EFFICIENT

Navigating limited-access sites is just one of the advantages of using concrete pumps. They are also great time savers, with the ability to pump about one cubic metre of concrete per minute. This is ideal if you are working to tight deadlines on a project, or a site is particularly large and so requires a lot of concrete. Pushing wheelbarrows and directing dumper trucks can be time-consuming; with a concrete pump, on the other hand, the process is quick and simple – the pump is parked in a convenient spot outside the property, the pipeline is laid down and clipped in place, and the readymix concrete is pumped through with no hassle or mess.

SUITABLE FOR ALL TYPES OF PROJECTS

Another benefit of concrete pumps is that they can be used on a wide range of building sites – from large-scale commercial developments to small residential properties. Used alongside volumetric mixers, they can be scaled up or down to suit the individual requirements of your project. If you need a high volume of concrete, and require it to be delivered within a short time frame, multiple pumps could be used to meet the demand; for smaller-scale projects, the volumetric mixer batches precisely the amount of concrete you need (so that there isn’t any waste), and the pump can pour this just as efficiently as it would for higher volumes. It is a flexible and affordable solution that can easily be tailored to suit a project’s unique needs.

PUMPS ENSURE A LESS MESSY BUILDING SITE

Using a concrete pump is an incredibly accurate method of pouring readymix concrete. The pump’s pipeline can be directed to the exact location that you require concrete, resulting in a precise pour. It is also a very clean method, as the concrete pump pipeline is expertly set up so that it passes directly from the pump to the site. The pipeline is also cleaned of excess slurry and concrete before it is unclipped and carried back to the pump vehicle, meaning there is little chance of spillage or dropped concrete on site.

Click here for a detailed Case Study of how we dealt with restricted access in Hendon, London.

So, there you have it: just some of the advantages of our concrete pump hire services. At Master Mix Concrete, we are experts at projects where pumps are needed. Contact us to find out more.

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