Five Good Reasons to Opt for Concrete Pumping for Your Building Project

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Hello, my name is Tony. I recently decided to rip up my asphalt driveway and lay concrete down in its place. My drive is very big and I didn't fancy using a wheelbarrow to transport all of the wet concrete that would be required to complete the job so I decided to rent a concrete pump. The only problem was that I didn't have a clue which was the right pump for me. I visited a concrete contractor who gave me some great advice about choosing and operating a concrete pump. He also helped me to lay the concrete. I learnt so much I just had to share it here.


Five Good Reasons to Opt for Concrete Pumping for Your Building Project

11 August 2017
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If you're planning a project, like a patio, a base for an outbuilding or even a new concrete floor in a basement, that requires delivery of concrete, have you considered concrete pumping for the job? If not, read on to find out why you might want to.

You'll Minimise Mess and Save Time on the Cleanup

From delivery to use, concrete can be a messy material to deal with. The greater the distance you have to move it, the more chance there is for an accident to occur. Wheelbarrows full of concrete can be heavy and cumbersome to manoeuvre, and spillages can be difficult to clean up. Hiring concrete pumping services is a very clean method of concrete delivery. The concrete is delivered from the truck to the pour site via a pipe. If you place a tarpaulin under the pump's hopper and lay dust sheets over anything that the pipeline is laid over, the cleanup should be swift.

You'll Save Your Back and the Expense of Manpower

If you have issues with back strength or you don't have the workforce needed to move concrete from the delivery site to the pour site, concrete pumping is the ideal solution. All the work of getting the concrete to where you need it is done for you.

Project Distance from the Road Doesn't Cause a Problem

Whatever the distance from the roadside to the pour site, the pipeline will be able to reach it. Pipelines are made of interconnected metal pipes and flexible hosing. This means they can be added to and extended as far as you need them to go. You should discuss your job requirements in advance to ensure that the concrete arrives with adequate pipelines to reach your pour site.

You'll Save Time

Concrete can be pumped much faster than you can manually move it with wheelbarrows or other methods. Preparation for the pour is minimal -- you'll just need somewhere for the concrete mixer and pump to park and a pathway for the pump line.

Bad Weather Doesn't Need to Delay Your Project

Having your concrete pumped means bad weather doesn't have to hold up your project. Concrete can be pumped all year round. In icy winter conditions, the boom may need to be warmed up, and the pipelines may need to be insulated, but the pump can go ahead. The company you use will be able to advise you on what you need to do.