concrete pumping service

What is a concrete pump?

A concrete pump is a machine that moves wet concrete through a line or hose that allows more precise placement. There are two main types of concrete pumps—boom pumps and line pumps. Both of these pumps can reach far away from the concrete mixer trucks to pour concrete quickly and accurately. A concrete pump is controlled by a skilled concrete pump operator. The pump operator controls the operation, position, and output of the pump by directing the boom or hose. The operator is also in charge of driving the pump to the job site, setting up the pump, cleaning the pump after use, and making any necessary repairs.

Why pump vs. pour?

When it comes to construction projects, it’s important to consider efficiency to ensure you stay within your budget and timeline. Using a concrete pumping service will help you maximize your time and labor force. 

A concrete pump allows the concrete workers to access areas that are difficult for a concrete mix truck to access for a pour. For a pour, a concrete mixer truck would dump the concrete from the back of their truck. This method of placing concrete lacks accuracy. Pumping is also less labor intensive. It requires a smaller crew and therefore saves on labor costs. 

What is a line pump?

A concrete line pump is also known as a stationary pump. It is mounted on a truck bed with a hose attached. This hose allows concrete workers to more accurately direct the concrete flow and is great for horizontal pumping, as you can extend the hose virtually as long as you need it. Line pumps are typically used for small construction jobs. 

what is a boom pump?

A boom pump is a common type of concrete pump used for large scale construction projects. It uses a remote-controlled articulating robotic arm (called a boom) to place concrete material accurately. The boom is mounted on a large truck or a semi-trailer. A boom allows concrete workers to place concrete in hard to reach places.