rapid readymix concrete pump hire

Concrete pumping is undoubtedly the most efficient method of placing concrete for both residential and commercial projects. But do you think it is right for you?

In this article, we’ll help you understand what makes concrete pumping an efficient choice over wheelbarrowing or dumping using concrete trucks. Read on.

Rapid Readymix are the top-rated local concrete supplier serving customers across London, Surrey and the South East. With our state-of-the-art fleet of mobile volumetric concrete trucks and concrete pumps, we deliver the exact amount of ready mixed concrete that you need, precisely where you need it.

How to know if you need concrete pumping for your project?

Concrete pumping is often used in two situations. Firstly, if your project has site access issues and secondly when you have a lot of concrete and using wheelbarrows would not be realistic without a huge amount of labour, or wheelbarrowing may result in you exceeding your agreed Waiting Time with the concrete supplier.

Site access issues in a construction project are very common. Ordering a concrete pump would be a great solution to tackle this problem. Concrete pumps can easily place concrete even to the most inaccessible locations of your site where the wheelbarrows or concrete lorries can’t reach. Be it a high-rise building or the backyard of your house, the concrete pump can place concrete exactly where it needs to be.

Another situation that calls out for concrete pumps is in large projects where huge quantities of concrete are pumped. Remember, the weight of 1m³ concrete is roughly 2.5 tonnes (around 25 wheelbarrows per 1m³) which is extremely heavy! So if you consider wheelbarrowing as a cheaper option to go with, then it is certainly going to cost you a lot of time and effort. Pumping concrete also allows your workforce to begin floating and levelling concrete while we continue to deliver it, making the process far more efficient. Whenever a considerable amount of concrete is needed, it is best to opt for concrete pumping.

How much does concrete pump hire cost?

Concrete pump hire costs depend on various factors, such as:

  • Quantity of concrete your project needs
  • Distance travelled from our depot to your site
  • Length of pipes used in placing the concrete

The amount of concrete you need is one of the major factors that affect concrete pump pricing. The length of required pipeline is another vital factor on which the concrete pump hire cost depends. You must have estimated the length of the pipelines required for your project. Our base rate includes a pipeline of about 20 metres. But if your project requires pipelines going beyond 50 metres, then please do inform us while ordering your concrete delivery. We will try to offer you the best pricing and also carry extra pipelines for proper concrete delivery. For a more in-depth look at the cost of hiring a concrete pump, check out our expert guide.

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A Common Misconception around Concrete pumps

It’s often thought that concrete pumps use more water than other concrete placing methods. Well, that’s not true at all. Concrete mixes consist of three basic ingredients; cement, aggregates (rock, sand or gravel) and water. By adding more water, the cement and sand flush away leaving just the stones behind causing blockages in the pipelines. So this is just a myth. Let this misconception never impact your decision of concrete pump hiring. It’s indisputably the most convenient way of pouring concrete. Our concrete is BSI approved, whether it’s been delivered by a pump or wheelbarrow, read more about our strict concrete quality checks here.

Availability of our concrete pump hire services

Rapid Readymix supplies concrete to Surrey, London and South East England, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We can also deliver outside our normal service area depending on the location, call us now to enquire.

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