What is a Concrete Boom Pump Used For?
Unless you work in the construction industry, it’s unlikely that you would ever cross paths with a boom pump. If, however, you are planning a commercial, residential or DIY job, it could mean the difference between success and failure for your project. In this article, we take a look at what a concrete boom pump is, how you would use it, and what kind of job it is useful for.
What is a Concrete Boom Pump?
The boom pump is designed to pour large quantities of concrete at height. It was developed to service high-rise construction. Rather than site workers hauling buckets of concrete up multiple flights of stairs, the concrete boom pump offers an engineered alternative. It is greatly valued for enhancing site productivity and efficiency.
What Kind of Jobs Might Need a Boom Pump?
Any job that requires the use of concrete at height would require a boom pump to transport it. The key feature of the boom pump is its remote-controlled hydraulic arm which extends from the truck on which it mounted, up to the building site which could, for example, be the top floor of a residential block.
The second way in which a boom pump proves invaluable, is for premises where there are obstacles which make it difficult to access. This is often the case in residential pours, where a garden is fenced, or behind a row of terraced houses, and the hydraulic arm is required to reach over the top of buildings or structures to reach it.
The Concrete Boom Pump in Action
Custom Concrete offers concrete pump hire as part of our mix on-site concrete delivery services. The concrete is delivered to the site as raw materials, in a volumetric truck. The concrete is then mixed fresh and delivered into a hopper where it is churned to keep it fresh.
The boom pump pulls the concrete from the hopper and delivers it, via the agile hydraulic arm, to the site of the pour. Once the job is complete, the delivery hose is cleaned out using a ‘reverse pumping’ procedure.
Is a Boom Pump Right for my Job?
If you need to access a difficult spot and the concrete will have to be transported over the top of obstacles to be poured, then a boom pump is the right solution. Equally, of you are working at height and want to save the time and labour of transporting concrete manually, then the concrete boom pump is an excellent solution.
Alternatively, if the problem you need to solve is around distance, then a line pump may offer a better option. The line pump transports concrete through pipes and hoses to the pour site. It is designed to be flexible enough to navigate around obstacles on the ground and can reach across a distance of 150 metres. It is a fast and efficient way to get fresh concrete straight from the volumetric truck directly to the pour.
Do You Need to Hire a Concrete Pump?
At Custom Concrete we like to make the hire process simple for our customers. You can hire a line or a boom pump when you are ordering your concrete from us. We ask for just 3 piece of information:
- How far or how high do you need to pump concrete?
- What is the concrete mix will that you will be using?
- How much concrete do you need pumped?
Why Work With Custom Concrete?
We are a leading provider of volumetric concrete for Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire. A Custom Concrete calculator helps customers to determine the volume of materials needed, and the mix required for the job. Our experienced team delivers fresh, site-mixed concrete to large and small jobs, and we can schedule multiple batches in the course of one delivery.
Would you like to talk to one of our concrete specialists about pump hire, or volumetric concrete? Call us today on 01525 861899