San Diego Concrete Pumping Services
San Diego Concrete Pumping Services
Due to quality of work and our high expectations when working on a project, we consider ourselves to be the best concrete pumping contractor in San Diego. Our vast experience in this line of work has given us the know-how to complete any type of job at hand. The equipment we have along with our great personnel allows us to help you with your industrial, residential or commercial project. We only use the highest quality equipment, which allows us have highly trained workers who get the job done efficiently and most importantly in a safe manner. If there’s a job that requires concrete pumping, look no further, we are are the best and you deserve high quality work at an affordable price.
Concrete Pumping Contractors San Diego - Can You Really Use a Trailer Pump?
There have been many misconceptions regarding concrete pumping but we are here to clear those misconceptions and clarify the process when using a concrete pump. When it is necessary to deliver large amounts of concrete, believe it or not, it is possible to use a trailer pump for this purpose. For the most part anything is possible when using concrete pumps, as long as the correct process is followed using the right tools. We are the experts, therefore we will get the job done.
When using a concrete pump, there is a process by which the concrete flows through the hose and behaves in a certain way as it flows. Our process includes using a priming agent, which allows the concrete to flow with ease though the hose which allows for greater job efficiency. We also consider the size of the rock and we multiply this by four. We do this because most like three rocks will slide through and there needs to be enough space for easy flow (the extra space, about 3/4 of an inch, is taken up by cement, sand and water).
Having the previous information in mind, the concrete should have no issue flowing though the concrete pump hose but nothing is perfect. At times there may be some type of blockage or some type of similar issue which impedes the constant flow. Working with concrete at times may not be as easy as it looks, but the aim to leave about 3/4 of an inch for the concrete mixture being used makes it easier to work with. With this in mind, a hose with a three inch diameter will work as long as the pour is 150 feet or less. A four inch hose or larger may be a better choice when the pour is greater than 150 feet.
When the distance gets larger, there may be several issues which may begin to affect the pour. Weight, for example, may begin affect the flow of concrete. For example, the tip hose operator may possibly struggle to keep the hose in place as more and more concrete passes through. When this happens, hooks be necessary to keep the hose in place. Also, with heavier setups, it may be necessary to use extra workers to help pull the slack and keep control of the hose.
Even though the process may not be as easy as it looks, there is no need to worry. You have chosen the right company. We specialize in big rock concrete pumping and can tackle any project you may have. No job is too big or too small. Whether there is a limitation with long distances or heavy mixes, there is no stopping us. Using our vast experience and skills we can definitely get the job done!
Is there a benefit when using a concrete line/trailer pump?
There several benefits to using a line/trailer pump. First and foremost when using this pump less employees are required on the job site and this can keep labor costs down. It is also easier to move a concrete pump to a location not accessible by a concrete mixer. The hose can be easily and precisely guided for each location and application for the finishing and placement of the concrete being used for your project. Last but not least, our company will get the job done safely, efficiently and will keep the costs down and save you money!
What information do you need to get the project started?
Our company requires the following information:
- Name of your company
- Address of job site
- Type of project/job to be completed
- Number of yards of concrete to be pumped
- Type of concrete that will be pumped on site
- Amount of lineal feet of hose you will require from truck location
- Concrete delivery time to the job site
- Payment method you will be using
- Billing address for your company
- Any type of special instructions for job
What should I expect to pay for my project?
The cost of your project will vary depending on what needs to be done. Please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our employees to go over the details of your job and if need be to visit the site where the job will be done. Every project is different and your final cost will depend on several factors including but not limited to job size, complexity and project deadlines, if any. We will definitely work with you to arrive at a reasonable price!
What type of payments are accepted by the company?
Our company accepts cash, company and/or personal checks and all major credit and debit cards.
What type of information does my concrete supplier need for the job?
The concrete supplier will need specifically know that you will be needing a concrete line/trailer pump in order to pump the concrete. It is also important to mention that a 4 inch diameter hose will be needed. This will indicate that a mix with 3/4 inch diameter rock will be necessary.
Is there an issue pumping concrete uphill?
Even though it may sound complicated, concrete can be pumped in many different ways. It can be pumped uphill, downhill, around and under obstacles, through small spaces and across long distances. We can tackle any job, just let us know what you need and consider it done!
Is there concrete that cannot be pumped?
There are many ingredients which are in a concrete mix. There are some specific mixes such as exposed concrete which has a greater proportion of large rocks in comparison to a normal mix or duramix. Because of the higher rock content, the concrete can bind the hoses which may temporarily stop the pumping process. Other types of concrete which may not be pumped could consist of mix designs with too much sand.
If there is a problem pumping the concrete, who pays for the concrete?
It is our duty to make the best use of the concrete supplied by the concrete company you hire. Since we are not a concrete supplying company, it is not possible to ensure that the concrete supplied is consistent from one job to another. Our company makes the best effort to use the concrete mix supplied as long as it is safe to do so. With that in mind, we are not responsible for the concrete mix if it is not possible to be pumped. It there a problem with the initial mix, we can wait for a replacement load, as long as there is time within our schedule for that day. If there is a scheduling issue, we can definitely work with you to return on a day which is convenient for you.
Is there a certain cold temperature limit at which concrete may be pumped?
To our knowledge and by experience, our concrete pump works well in very cold weather. We do however have set our limit at 32° Fahrenheit in order to work efficiently and safely, which makes us the best concrete pumping contractor in San Diego. We will need to reschedule if the temperature is below 32° Fahrenheit.