Concrete Pumping Guide
Concrete pumps offer an efficient, versatile way to get concrete to your job-site with little effort. Perfect for jobs where the mixing truck is unable to gain access to where the concrete needs to be poured.
A concrete pump can make delivering and pouring concrete so much faster, easier and less messy. A pump means that you don't have to rely on back-breaking labour to wheel concrete-laden wheelbarrows to and from the job-site.
Concrete Pump Types
There are two main types of concrete pump available - a standard ground pump and a boom pump (used for extremely difficult to reach areas).
Ground Concrete Pump
A ground concrete pump is a hydraulic pump that is mounted on a truck, using connected steel pipes and hoses to pump, at speed, to a specified location.
Ground pumps are typically between 50 - 150 metres, making them ideal for a range of tricky access routes to ensure the concrete is delivered quickly and with minimum fuss.
Boom Concrete Pump
A boom concrete pump is also hydraulic - much like the standard ground pump, however, it can access almost any location as it can actually reach up and over fences, walls and even houses if necessary.
Boom pumps can range from 20 - 75 metres where required, making it ideal for extremely hard-to-access routes to deliver the concrete quickly and efficiently.
Preparing Your Job Site For A Concrete Pump
Ensure your site is as clear as possible to allow access for trucks and the pumps themselves. Improving access will effectively improve pump efficiency and the construction project.
Please make sure that your site staff are aware of operating health and safety procedures and are aware that the concrete is pumped at a high pressure in an effort to decrease the likelihood of accidents during the job.