Do I Need A Concrete Pump in Wolverhampton?
Explaining the purpose, cost and coverage of a concrete pump.
Pump Hire Myth
“The Pump requires more water to get the concrete through the pipelines”. This is simply not true. The concrete mix would be washed if we was to just add more water. The additional water would flush the cement and the sand through the pipes leaving just the stone which in turn would block the pipes.
What Do We Need To Know?
It is important for us to know the length of pipeline you require when ordering a concrete pump. This ensures the pump is carrying enough pipes for the job.
To allow the concrete to get through the pipes, sand is increased. This alters the ratio between aggregates and cement. Therefore, at Total Concrete & Screed we increase the amount of cement in our pump mixes, so do not be alarmed if costings change.
Why Do I Need A Concrete Pump?
You might need the concrete pump with your ready mix concrete delivery because of the lack of access. The pump’s pipeline can get to the hardest to reach places where our concrete lorries can’t. Examples of this could be, rear garden, up/down steps where you would not be able to wheel barrow the concrete, or to concrete parts of your home interior.
You could also order the pump because you need a lot of concrete, bear in mind that each 1m3 of concrete weighs approximately 2.5 tonne. This is heavy! It might be okay for you to wheelbarrow 1 or 2m3 of ready mix concrete but it will get tiring. We allow you 45 minutes for your concrete delivery free of charge, whether that is the full lorry or the minimum 1m3. With this in mind, it might be cheaper to order the pump as additional waiting time is chargeable.
Understanding The Cost Of a Concrete Pump
There are plenty of variables when it comes to pricing the pump, for instance, the amount of pipes that need to be used to complete the job, distance we have to travel from the depot to your location, but the main factor is the quantity of concrete you need.
This is measured in the number of loads. Loads are classed as lorry loads. One load is up to approximately 8m3 of ready mix concrete depending on the concrete mix you need. Your first load is the most expensive. This initial cost covers the setting up of the pipeline, the clear up and packing away after your concrete delivery. Every load afterwards are considerably cheaper.
Included in the base rate is up to a 20 metre pipeline, if you require more than 20 metres, please let us know at the time of booking your concrete delivery to get the best value for money and also to ensure the concrete pump is carrying enough additional pipes for the job.
Where Do We Offer The Concrete Pump?
Total Concrete & Screed is a concrete supplier based in Wolverhampton so we can cover a good majority of the West Midlands. This includes concrete in Stafford, Telford, Birmingham, West Bromwich, Walsall, Dudley and many areas inbetween.
Our job is to organise the concrete pump and the ready mix concrete to be there at the same time so leave that to us.
Call us today to find out how we can help you with your concrete and screed requirements.