Which Type of Concrete Pump Do I Need?

At Milne Concrete Pumping, we handle projects of all types and scopes. Concrete is our business and we assist in commercial, residential, and industrial projects, pouring concrete for foundations, retaining walls, car parks, driveways, and so much more. Our experienced professional operators get your job done efficiently and with precision. Depending on the demands of your project, we’ll employ either our concrete line pump or our boom pump, or perhaps even both. Today, let’s take a closer look at the types of concrete pumps and each of their advantages.

Why Concrete Pumping?

In many situations, concrete pumping makes concrete application available when it would not otherwise be possible. The pumping mechanism allows for greater reach, even at heights or in hard to access areas. Older, traditional methods of concrete application are flawed in comparison to the fast, effective service that concrete pumping can deliver. Requiring fewer workers to operate the machinery, concrete pumping reduces labour costs by completing pours at higher speeds and with greater accuracy. Both the line pump and the boom pump work to carry high volumes of concrete and release them in the appropriate area, and at the ideal rate. Concrete pumping also offers a vitally important benefit. Delivering concrete with this method requires less water, which allows the concrete to avoid the usual cracking and shrinking that follows with other methods. Concrete pumping yields stronger, more durable concrete.

Line Pump vs Boom Pump

In Nowra, Wollongong, and the Southern Highlands, concrete pumping is an integral step in the process for many projects from residential paving to civil bridgeworks. But what type of concrete pump will you need?

A concrete boom pump is mounted on a truck, supplying excellent mobility. This type of pump uses a remote-operated robotic arm to convey the cement to its destination. The boom pump can be used to pour concrete at significant heights, and has the ability to pump at remarkable speeds and with tremendous accuracy. It has large volume capability as well, making it frequently the best choice for large-scale projects.

A line pump, sometimes referred to as a stationary pump, is generally mounted on a trailer or truck. A separate hose must be attached to deliver the concrete, but the advantage of the line pump is the ability to connect a lengthy hose. This makes the line pump an ideal option for concrete pouring at heights or when a smaller volume of concrete is needed. Line pumps are often used for driveways, swimming pools, or other residential products.

Rely on the South Coast Concreting Experts

Every project in need of concrete pouring will have unique and specific requirements. That’s why you should depend on your local Nowra concrete specialists. At Milne Concrete Pumping, we have the best equipment and the most experienced concrete pump operators. We’ll ensure the right approach is used for your project. With Milne, you can expect exceptional results tailored to you. Ready to learn more about concrete pouring for your civil, residential, or commercial needs? Contact our courteous team today for further details.