5 Benefits of Mix On Site Concrete
Whether you are a DIY expert laying a driveway at the front of your house, or a construction team floating a floor slab, choosing site mixed concrete guarantees you cost-effective, freshly made concrete exactly where it is needed. Our customers choose Custom Concrete because they trust us to deliver value. In this article the Custom Concrete team outlines the top 5 benefits of mix on site concrete to commercial and residential projects.
What is Mix On Site Concrete?
Also known as ‘volumetric concrete’, mix on site concrete is unique in that it arrives as raw materials, and is mixed fresh for the pour. This gives our customers complete control over the consistency of the concrete mix they need. They can also be assured that the concrete they order will be fresh, even if there is an unforeseen hold-up on the way.
1. You Only Pay For What You Use
The construction sector hates waste, because it reduces their profit margin. Mix on site concrete provides you with the control you need to eliminate waste. Estimate the amount of concrete you need with the Custom Concrete Calculator when you order from us. We help you to calculate the amount you need of the mix you require. You only pay for what you use.
2. Mix Consistency Tailored to Your Job
Mix on site concrete is delivered by our fleet of modern volumetric concrete trucks. The ingredients that make up your concrete are kept separate until the mix begins on site. You are able to determine the exact consistency required. Custom Concrete can accommodate last minute changes, as the mixing only begins once we arrive at the job.
3. Fresh Concrete Where it is Required
All our customers agree that fresh concrete is preferable for pouring. Mix on site concrete provides a steady stream of freshly mixed concrete. There is no danger of concrete going off due to traffic delays. Instead, your concrete is mixed fresh as and when you need it. If there is a hold up on site, it’s not a problem. We simply put the mix on hold until you are ready for it.
4. Ideal for Large or Small Jobs
Custom Concrete volumetric trucks can carry up to 8.5 cubic metres per load. This means that we can service large construction sites. If, however, you require a much smaller volume of concrete for a residential project, we can easily scale down. Mixing concrete on site means that we can provide top quality concrete for a variety of customers, without accumulating waste.
5. No Hidden Costs
When ordering ready-mixed concrete, you may find you are charged extra for a half-load if your requirements are modest. At Custom Concrete, by contrast, the size of the job makes no difference to the transport of raw materials, so no surcharge is made. As there is no waste generated by mix on site concrete there are no ‘builders’ waste’ disposal fees to be made.
Custom Concrete Provides Pump Hire
The focus of the Custom Concrete operation is upon creating the optimum product in the place it is needed. In order to facilitate this, we provide pump hire to ensure that our concrete is transported efficiently on site. Our offering comprises a line pump with a 4″ pipe that pumps concrete directly into your footing or slab. Or a boom pump that reaches over obstacles to precision place concrete.
About Custom Concrete
The first Custom Concrete volumetric truck was purchased back in 2005 and we have been building our fleet since then. We have a friendly customer service team in place who can help with advice, guidance, or technical support regarding the kind of mix you need for your project. Custom Concrete is an established provider of site mixed concrete deliveries across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
If you would like to book a delivery of mix on site concrete, call our customer service team today on 01525 861899