Why Should I Hire A Concrete Pump?

Hiring a concrete pump to assist with the delivery of your concrete might be an added expense that you can’t justify, but depending on your circumstances the alternative could be just as costly. Have a look through our quick guide below, to see if you can afford not to hire a concrete pump for your next project.

Manpower

Laying concrete is not an easy job, especially if you are using wheelbarrows to move it about. You’ll need someone to unload the concrete into a wheelbarrow, someone to transport it to the required destination and at least 3 people, maybe even 4, to level and screed it quickly. Depending on how much concrete you’re laying, you might even need a couple of teams to unload the concrete in the time permitted by the concrete company.

A concrete pump however can eliminate all the stress. The pump runs from the truck straight to the end location and can be moved about to allow for a more even delivery of the concrete, freeing up your team to work on other tasks while the concrete is delivered.

Waste

One of the biggest benefits of concrete pumping is how much cleaner the delivery method is. With wheelbarrows, it’s almost expected that at least a few barrow loads will be wasted due to accidental tip-ups, and then not only are you losing a valuable material, but it is particularly difficult to clean up wet concrete!

If you combine this delivery system with on-site mixed concrete you also get the added benefit of only paying for what you use. Some ready mix concrete suppliers only supply in full loads, and charge you a part-load or waste fee if you dont use it all. Similarly, if you need more than one truck load, you’ll be paying for the trip back to the plant and refill. On-site mixed concrete, however, means the concrete is mixed on site to suit your exact specifications, so you only pay for what you need.

Wasting less means your concrete is cheaper and therefore more environmentally friendly.

Time Saving

Having your concrete pumped directly to the required location is so much quicker, which not only saves manpower, but also valuable time! Any project, large or small, will have a deadline, so if you can get your concrete laid quickly and efficiently you’ll be able to move on to the next job much sooner.

Easy Access

Whether you’re laying concrete for a DIY project or a large scale development, access is an important consideration. For example, if your building site is up a flight of stairs, at the back of the house or set back from the road across rough terrain, wheelbarrowing concrete will be practically impossible – and any attempt will ultimately end up very messy, time consuming and costly!

Hiring a concrete pump however, with long-reach lines, means that tight corners, unlevel ground and even stairs can be navigated easily, with no need for makeshift ramps and heavy lifting.

To find out more about the benefits and costs of hiring a concrete pump – simply get in touch with the expert team at EKA Concrete. Whether you want a pumped delivery, or you’d rather stick with the traditional method – our concrete supplies are affordable and reliable.

 

To find out more about the benefits and costs of hiring a concrete pump – simply get in touch with the expert team at EKA Concrete. Whether you want a pumped delivery, or you’d rather stick with the traditional method – our concrete supplies are affordable and reliable.