Pumpcrete 36Z, 40Z, 47Z 2 Pumpcrete 36Z, 40Z, 47Z 1 Pumpcrete 36Z, 40Z, 47Z 4Like any other service-related industry, the construction industry is always developing new tools, concepts and innovations to make the process more efficient and effective. As long as the end result is a safe and solid structure, new ways to perform the tasks to get there are always welcomed. One of the techniques that have helped the construction industry tremendously is called concrete pumping. All structures from the tallest skyscraper to the smallest convenience store require concrete, and concrete pumping is a great way to get it where it needs to go. What Is Concrete Pumping? Concrete pumping is a more efficient way of pouring concrete, using a machine to transfer liquid concrete. There are two basic types of pumps that are used, one is known as a ‘boom pump’ and the other is commonly called a ‘line pump’. The boom pump uses a remote controlled robotic arm to place concrete where it needs to go, and they are often used in large construction projects. Boom pumps are able to pump concrete at high volumes and are extremely accurate, which is why they are used for larger projects. The line pump uses flexible or steel hoses attached to the outlet of the pump and linked together to wherever the concrete needs to go. This type of pump is usually used for smaller jobs like swimming pools, ground slabs and sidewalks. Faster concrete placement speed of the pour is always an important factor when it comes to any-sized construction project. One of the benefits of concrete pumping is that it is a faster way to place concrete over more traditional methods. Faster placement gives the ability to stay within any deadlines and use just one piece of equipment to complete one pour. When concrete pumping is not used, smaller equipment may have to be moved around to different spots to finish off a pour. Anyone who has been involved in any sort of construction job knows that labor is a big part of the total expense of the project. Obviously, the labor force is integral, but if it can be reduced without affecting quality and safety, it will help boost the bottom line. Concrete pumping generally requires less in the way of labor than other methods of concrete pouring. The site will seem less congested, and you can also use key personnel for other important tasks when the concrete is placed directly. There is also improved concrete quality with concrete pumping and less water is needed than with other methods. This means that when the concrete is placed it’s less likely to shrink and crack and it will maintain its strength. It kind of goes without saying how important it is for concrete to be strong and secure over time.
Concrete pumping results in a more stable end product, which means the safety level of your project is higher and the durability is also higher. For the customer, a more durable concrete product means not paying for maintenance or a brand new pour for a longer period of time, which saves money. Concrete pouring accuracy in using a boom or a line pump for pumping concrete is going to improve. For complex locations, high-rise buildings or insulated concrete form walls, accuracy is of the utmost importance. Accurate pumping means fewer stoppages, fewer delays and a more professional-looking end result. Any company that pours concrete as it’s main business knows how important it is to present a professional result to clients and the public. Many people barely notice when a job is done well, but will certainly notice when there are drips and spills and messy pours.
Convenience overall, using either type of concrete pumping system is just more convenient than the old mix and pour methods. Boom arms can actually reach over tops of houses or other structures to place the concrete in locations where other types of machinery cannot reach.
The convenience factor means that jobs that were previously ‘undoable’ can now be completed, and with a high degree of accuracy and precision. The convenience factor makes it easier on workers, enables a company to take on new projects and can ultimately increase sales. At the end of the day, increasing sales is really what every business is all about. With 30 years combined experience, our operators are the best in the business and no job is too big or small for us! Call us at 804-443-8218! Pumpcrete, “Have Pump Will Travel”