When should you turn to concrete pumping?
The construction industry in Australia has always been a champion of constant novelty and development of equipment and applications that simplify the construction process, incorporate high-quality and precision to the job and lower down the overall construction expenditure. Concrete pumping attracts all these potential benefits. When should concrete contractors turn to concrete pumping? Every time it's necessary. So when is it actually necessary? Read on.
Here are two common scenarios where concrete pumping application is essential:
Whenever you have difficulty accessing your pour site
In some construction sites, it may be quite difficult to maneuver the mixer truck on-site to allow pouring of ready-mix concrete in the desired location. In some instances, the truck may become rather heavy, especially when ferrying a large volume of wet concrete, so it may pose a safety hazard when driven across the land. In another scenario, the size of the truck could be a hindrance instead of its weight. Probably you cannot access the backyard with a huge concrete truck. In all these scenarios, accessibility to the pour site is a problem. The solution would be to park the truck outside the given property and connect a concrete pump to deliver the ready concrete mix to the project site.
Pouring concrete up to a high rise
It was not long ago when the construction of skyscrapers involved batches of concrete mix being lifted up in buckets using cranes. Of course, it wasn't an efficient process. Today, the world is fast adopting a new trend of high-rise construction. So how do contractors transport concrete up to the respective floors of skyscrapers given that concrete should be dropped in a proper vertical plane and enjoy a free fall not further than 4 feet? Here is where boom concrete pump comes in handy.
The boom concrete pump is usually connected to a truck that features a robotic arm. This long, articulated arm is controlled through a remote to transfer the concrete accurately and anywhere in the project site including high rise floors in a matter of minutes. These robotic arms are heavily powered to reach the desired height the contractor wants. Apart from helping contractors access those difficult-to-reach areas, concrete pumping uses up less water, hence conserving this precious resource.
If you encounter any of the above-mentioned scenarios, consider the use of a concrete pump for a faster and more efficient concrete supply to the pour site.