Site Mixed Concrete – For When You’re Up Against The Clock
Every concrete pour is a race against time, and there are numerous obstacles that can intervene to make life harder. Driving rain for example, traffic accidents on busy main roads, or delays at the batching plant. Even short delays can throw out a site schedule, causing a further squeeze on your profit margin. Custom Concrete has a solution; in this article we look at how to stay on schedule by choosing volumetric concrete.
What is Volumetric Concrete?
Instead of mixing concrete at a batch plant and then transporting it to your site, volumetric concrete is mixed on site. Volumetric mixers transport the raw ingredients to your site, combine the cement, water and aggregate to the mix and volume required, and then provide freshly mixed concrete ready to be poured immediately.
Rather than being at the mercy of geography, the state of the roads on any given day, or even the weather, volumetric concrete delivers control back into the hands of the site manager. With mix on-site concrete, the concrete is always fresh, so there is no need to worry that the mix has begun to cure, or that added water may have compromised quality.
5 Benefits of Volumetric Concrete – For Sites Under Pressure
Onsite delays do not just impact financially, they can also contribute to slipping deadlines for families waiting to move into their new home, or other contractors with their own schedules to maintain. There are a number of ways that volumetric concrete helps to stabilise schedules, and dial down stress levels on site.
1. Volumetric Mixers Deliver More Concrete
Volumetric mixers can carry more concrete than drum mixers, which means less trips on aggregate. Custom Concrete operates a fleet of 8-wheeled trucks which are able to carry up to 8.5m³ per load. We can mix multiple batches on one visit, so the concrete you require is available fresh, when and where you need it.
2. Mixes Can Be Tweaked On Site
Ready-mix concrete is made remotely and then delivered to your site. If you discover that you need more, or less, once it is in transit, there is no way you can make adjustments. With volumetric concrete, however, slight changes to the volume or the mix can be made there and then. If temperatures are baking for example, your mix will need tweaking to take account of the heat.
3. No Waste to Get Rid Of
The Custom Concrete Calculator provides customers with a way to accurately assess the amount of concrete they need to order for their job. Our goal is to deliver exactly the volume required, so the client pays the right price for the job. When we leave, there is no waste to get rid of, saving additional time and money.
4. We Get To Sites Promptly
Custom Concrete delivers across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire. We know these counties well, and we maintain a close eye on any local hold-ups. We arrange delivery access in advance in order to minimise any delay to the site. This means that teams know when we will be arriving and can schedule work accurately.
5. We Provide Pump Hire
Our customer service team will check when an order is taken, whether pump hire is required. Custom Concrete volumetric mixing trucks are 10 metres long, so they have a good reach, but if there are obstacles to navigate around, or access is restricted we offer line and boom pumps to ensure an efficient pour.
Working With Custom Concrete
If you’ve got a pressing deadline, choose a volumetric concrete supplier. We guarantee ease of ordering, friendly customer service, and stress-free delivery. Custom Concrete is an established provider of mix on site concrete across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. We deliver for jobs of all sizes and charge competitive prices for our services.
Would you like to talk to one of our concrete specialists about a volumetric concrete delivery? Call us today on 01525 861899