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What is ready mix concrete?
Ready-mix concrete is concrete that is pre-mixed before it gets to site and is the preferred concrete choice for the majority of construction specialists as it’s mixed with a set recipe which guarantees a consistent mix. Ready-mix concrete is often preferred in commercial and domestic construction projects because it reduces the amount of time & work that construction workers would be spending mixing the concrete on site, allowing them to get on with the job and complete the project within your time-frame. Read-mix concrete always results in more consistent concrete as we’re able to mix concrete precisely using the latest industry techniques. When you rely on a predetermined concrete mixture, you’re able to pinpoint particular components of the mixture that are beneficial or detrimental to create the exact concrete that your project needs.
There will be different types of concrete that are more suitable for different construction projects which is where ready mix concrete becomes so reliable. Concrete is the cornerstone of any modern-day construction project and ready mix concrete offers a variety of benefits to any commercial construction project. Mixing concrete on site is a tedious and time-consuming job, one which diverts skilled labour from jobs that need to be doing. Manual mixing can also ruin the ratio’s of the concrete which ends up in wasted materials whilst getting the mix of concrete wrong can also result in an imperfect and possibly defective product as concrete requires precise mixing.
Who are South Wales Concrete Pumping?
South Wales Concrete Pumping is one of the largest commercial trade concrete suppliers in the South Wales area, offering tailored concrete solutions to hundreds of sites. Our sourced concrete all adheres to BSEN9001 so you are guaranteed quality concrete and we have been supplying concrete to our customers for decades so you know you are getting a reliable supplier that provides a quality service.
Our team use the latest techniques in industrial level facilities to create a high-quality product used by major construction sites around South Wales. We produce a variety of different mixes and products depending on your needs as we understand that each construction project comes with its own specific set of needs and challenges, each which requires a specific concrete solution. From concrete screed to ready-mix concrete, South Wales Concrete can provide a product that fits your needs precisely. With on tap concrete, we can provide on the spot concrete with the only wait being delivery. This is great if you find you need more or less concrete on site.
Our fleet of concrete delivery fleet allows us to find any vehicle you may need to deliver and/or distribute the concrete to your site. Whether you need a large mixer for a commercial site, or a small pumping truck to fill your floor screed in your home, we have equipment of all shapes and sizes so you are guaranteed to find something suitable for your construction project.
Professional ready mix concrete
Here at South Wales Concrete Pumping, we specialise in providing ready mix concrete all over the South Wales & Bristol region, having sites in South Wales, Cardiff and surrounding areas. This gives both domestic and commercial clients a huge amount of convenience as we can provide concrete from a much closer distance. South Wales Concrete Pumping is one of the most reliable concrete providers to both commercial and domestic sites in the South West and we pride ourselves on quality service and concrete solutions and offer nothing but the best to our customers.
Bespoke concrete solutions
If you are trying to find a suitable concrete provider, South Wales Concrete Pumping is here for you. We provide ready mix concrete across the South Wales & Bristol area to a range of domestic and commercial clients. Finding concrete can be a tedious task so it’s good to rely on the professionals. There’s a reason we’re leading concrete providers in South Wales. We have decades of experience that make us one of the best out there.
Our work is always on par with the best standard in the industry & we ensure that happens across the board regardless of the service we’re delivering. This is backed up by our numerous credentials of BSEN206, BS8500-1, BS8500-2, ISO9001 and our Constructionline certification. Our credentials go through stringent audits every six months, ensuring that we’re only supplying the best to our customers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Concrete pumping is best saved for jobs where access restrictions and time are a problem. These problems include:
– If your pour site is located in a building, at a large height or underground.
– If the mixer cannot get close enough to the location where concrete is required.
– If you are behind schedule on your project and you need to get the concrete poured quickly.
– When it is not physically possible to transport concrete using manpower
– When surrounding grounds is not even or suitable for wheel barrows
Concrete pumps work by transporting wet mixed concrete from the mixer directly to the pour location. The wet concrete from a mix truck is discharged into a hopper where an agitator keeps it constantly moving and flowing into the piston pumps twin cylinders. One of the cylinders forces the concrete into the pipeline on the forward stroke. The other cylinder draws concrete from the hopper on the return stroke. The pistons in each cylinder move in opposite directions to keep the concrete flowing freely and pressure consistent.
Ground line hydraulic pumps transport concrete from the hopper to the pour site through a series of connected hoses and pipes. They can reach over 150 metres along the ground and can transport concrete at around 1 metre cubed per minute. The tubes can make their way around small obstructions, elevations and travel through and around buildings.
The second type of concrete pump is a boom pump. Boom Pumps are relatively similar to Ground line hydraulic pumps but instead feature a hydraulic arm which can lift and place the concrete pipes into more difficult access areas. It can navigate the highest, lowest and most compact spots that a ground line couldn’t possibly reach. This makes them ideal for for jobs at height and for drop pouring from directly above.
– Saves time, energy and money
– Cleaner as it avoids spillages from wheelbarrows
– Guarantees a faster delivery and optimal time to work with your concrete
– Extended reach pipes can access heights and depths impossible to wheelbarrow concrete too
– Pumps can navigate almost any obstacle or access issue
Our concrete pumps can pump 1 metre cubed of concrete per minute. Concrete pumping time depends on the amount of concrete that you require. Concrete pumping greatly reduces construction time as it is much quicker than manually wheelbarrowing concrete.
Of course, a concrete pump allows you to access areas that require concrete placing by using extensive reach pipes. It saves time as the need for labour work.
Expert Concrete Solutions
If you are in the South Wales area then look no further! At South Wales Concrete Pumping Ltd, as the name suggests, we provide highly efficient, high quality concrete pumping services in South Wales! We own both boom pumps and ground line hydraulic pumps so whatever job you have that requires concrete pumping, we are perfectly able to help. In South Wales we are known for our comprehensive work and excellent customer service. If you want to know more about our concrete pumping service or would like a quote, feel free to call us on 01633 508693, or drop us an email at email@example.com.
If you require one of our concrete mini pumps, we will need to know how much piping line is required to reach the further point of the pour location. The standard kit for a mini pump is 40m however, we can supply added line for an additional cost.
Hiring one of our concrete pumps does come with an additional cost yes, but in the long run it can save you money. This is because the concrete pump will save you time and money on labour.
No there is no need. When you hire one of our concrete pumps you can pour as much or as little concrete as needed.
All of our pump lines are made from securely interconnected metal pipes and flexible hosing. If needed, we can add additional pipes to extend the reach of our pumps. Our boom pump can extend to 72 metres, with possible extensions if required. Additionally, our ground line pump can reach over 150 metres, again with possible extensions if required.
Concrete pumping is probably one of the cleanest methods of concrete delivery. Differentially to wheelbarrows that can tip up, the pipes ensure that there are no spillages between the truck and the pour site. We always recommend preparing a tarpaulin under the pipes and vehicle to help with cleanup.
Screed can be pumped directly to the required location. If you wish to find out more about our screeding services, click here.
Concrete can be pumped all year round. During winter months, we may need to warm up the boom and insulate the pipelines, this will not stop us from delivering your concrete. Appropriate precautions are taken when delivering concrete in cold conditions to ensure safety.
With waste, it is our customer’s responsibility to provide a suitable area or washout receptacle for our pumps on site. Unfortunately, waste disposal is not part of the service that we provide. The pipe will also require cement for grouting before the pumping can begin.