Concrete pumping is the application of concrete via a concrete pump. Concrete pumps are varied in their size. Their power and their specifications but may be considered one of two main categories; line pumps and boom pumps.
Boom pumps have an ‘arm’ which is remotely controlled. This allows concrete to be pumped into all manner of tricky areas…even into very high places.
In the past, concrete was always poured by hand and this is not only extremely time consuming but also expensive and less reliable.
The types of concrete used in concrete pumps vary greatly. There are many concrete mixes available. Depending on the type of project that is under way, there is usually a wide choice available.
Concrete pumping is considered to be an excellent and cost effective method of dealing with all kinds of applications. Fast and economical, the application is easier to control. The work is also easier to predict when a pump is utilised because there is less margin for human error.
Concrete pumps are frequently used in the following scenarios;
- Swimming pools
- Subsidence repairs
- New buildings
- Shed/ garage slabs
- Wind turbines
- Mass fill
Concrete pumping is a safe and reliable method to use if you want to get a great result fast. If you are unsure about any aspect of concrete pumping in terms of your project, don’t hesitate to get in touch and find out more.