Getting concrete to construction sites isn't always straightforward. While traditional concrete delivery works on some sites, some have special needs that make regular concreting unfeasible. In some cases, it's better to use a high-pressure line concrete-pumping solution. When is this a good option?
1. You Have Distance Problems
Getting concrete into the right place on a site isn't always as easy as you think. Small sites sometimes have access problems; even larger sites might contain areas that are hard to reach. For example, it may be hard to pump concrete at certain points on large sites. If the area you want to concrete is a long way from your only access point, then you might have a problem.
While you can turn to manual concreting solutions, these aren't perfect. They add unnecessary time to jobs. If you use a high-pressure line pump, then the pump deals with distance more capably. The pump doesn't take up much room and can be set up to deliver concrete in volume over a long distance.
2. You're Building at Height
If you're constructing a high-rise building, then you're likely to need concrete on every floor. While lower floors might be easy to work on, higher floors pose more problems. You may not be able to get a traditional pump to work at the heights you need. This might slow down your progress as the build gets higher. You may need to lift batches of concrete up to higher floors.
High-pressure line concrete pumps give you extra power when you have vertical distance in a build. Their design and higher pressure levels enable them to pump concrete effectively at any height. Once you set the pump up and put its pipes where the concrete needs to go, the pressure of the pump forces the concrete up and through the pipes without any problems.
3. You're on a Tight Deadline
If you have access, distance or height issues on a build, then a high-pressure pump can be a quicker problem-solving solution. It doesn't take long to set up a pump and get it working. This speeds up your build time and reduces unnecessary delays.
These pumps also deliver concrete quickly for both small and large projects. As long as you pick the right size of pump, you can feed concrete to even larger areas much more quickly than you could if you had to use other delivery methods such as cranes.
Talk to concrete-pumping contractors to find out more. They can help you choose the right pump for your site and concreting needs.