Benefits of Concrete Pumps

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Benefits of Concrete Pumps

Mar. 19, 2021

With construction projects, it is important to emphasise efficiency to ensure you stay within your budget and schedule. Specialist machines such as concrete pumps can help you make the most of your time.

Benefits of Concrete Pumps

Here are some of the many benefits of using a concrete pump on your next construction project.

Fast, quality concrete placement

Concrete pumps can pump large quantities of concrete as fast as a truck mixer can discharge concrete. Many pumps can pump between 30 and 100 cubic metres of concrete per hour. And this fast, precise placement method also ensures pouring quality.

Concrete pumps also have a very fast set-up time - arriving on site and pumping concrete within an hour.

Wider coverage

The concrete pump's hose or movable arm can place concrete precisely in hard-to-reach areas such as high-rise, high-rise, enclosed buildings, fences and steep slopes.

How far can a concrete pump reach? The vertical range of a typical moving boom pump is 41.9 m (137 ft). The horizontal range is 38 metres (124.7 feet). However, longer moving arms can reach over 200 feet.

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Lower labour costs

Placing concrete by pump requires fewer concrete contractors to distribute the concrete. Instead of relying on multiple workers moving back and forth to place the concrete, the concrete pump operator will use a boom or hose to place the concrete accurately. The continuous flow of concrete means no time is wasted.

Using a convenient concrete pump increases productivity and allows projects to be completed on time and within budget, making concrete pumps a cost effective method of placing concrete for large and small projects.

Say goodbye to the unicycle and consider hiring a concrete pump from a local concrete supplier to save time, cost and energy on your next concrete project.

Concrete pump uses and types of projects

The main purpose of a concrete pump is to save time, money and energy on large or small concrete projects. Instead of hauling the concrete to the desired location, the pump can be used to place the concrete exactly where it is needed, regardless of the obstacles to reaching the area with a truck.

Due to the large volumes of concrete pumped by the moving boom pumps, they are best suited to large construction projects, such as large industrial projects and high-rise buildings.

Smaller line pumps convey smaller volumes of concrete and are therefore ideal for smaller concrete construction projects such as swimming pools, walkways, ground slabs, low-rise buildings and single-family residential slabs.

Line pumps can also be used for grouting, mortar, wet screeds, shotcrete, sludge and foam concrete. They are ideal for repairing submerged concrete, placing concrete in high-strength reinforced sections, filling fabric forms and constructing bonded beams.

However, larger line pumps can be used for tunneling operations and high-rise buildings, hundreds or thousands of metres from the truck.

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