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Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!

Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Concrete Pumping | A Revolution in the Construction Industry

by Samantha Russell

The construction industry has undergone tremendous changes over the past decade. New tools and techniques have made the process more efficient and structures are being built to their optimum levels. One of the major changes that has revolutionized the construction process is concrete pumping. This is simply a technique used for placing concrete by using specialized pumps. It's able to get the concrete moving to exactly where it needs to be, and liquid concrete is easily transferred without any loss in quality. These pumps are able to place the liquid concrete in complex locations such as high-rise buildings. So if you need a construction job done, whether you're building your home or renovating a building, here are some of the major reasons why concrete pumping would be suitable.

Boosts concrete pouring speeds

The speed of pouring concrete is one of the most important things when it comes to quality work. Concrete contractors need to pour the concrete quickly so they can smooth the surface before it hardens. This is particularly important in the hot days when the concrete quickly loses water and hardens. One concrete pour from the pump is all it takes to ensure that the concrete is evenly placed. Using alternative methods such as cranes and wheelbarrows will cause the contractors to move around with different equipment so as to finish off the spots that weren't properly poured. Besides, you'll also meet your deadlines and complete your construction project in time. 

Better accuracy in concrete pouring

Using concrete pumps minimizes the possibilities of wastage due to the high accuracy it offers. Concrete pumps are able to place the concrete in any area with utmost precision whether in a foundation slab or insulated form walls. So you won't have a lot of waste to deal with, and, as a plus, you'll also save a couple of coins in your financial kitty.

Less labour costs

A concrete pump does the work of many, and it does it even more effectively. You won't face the labour scarcity issue that is constantly on the rise in the construction industry. No labourers would be needed to carry the concrete batches and manually mix the concrete up.

Improved concrete quality

Concrete pumping also does a lot of good to your concrete quality. The pumps are able to place the concrete without resorting to softening the mixture by adding more water. Less water in your concrete reduces cracking and increases strength. Additionally, moving the concrete around using tools such as wheelbarrows greatly reduces the concrete's effectiveness by causing segregation. In the end, you won't be doing any premature repairs or early maintenance.