Laying concrete may seem a sloppy, dirty job and in many ways it is although that does not mean there is no skill involved. Concrete has to be laid at the right consistency if it is to set properly and it can take some skill and experience to get it right, as well as having the right tools for the job. Because concrete jobs come in different shapes and sizes there is a variety of different equipment that will help you to get the job done efficiently and effectively.
Depending on the particular job you are doing, you could need to use any of the following:
- Standard concrete mixers
- Self-loading mixers
- Batching plants
- Hand-fed site mixers
- Cement silos
- Rough terrain concrete mixers
- Concrete pumps
- Weigh hoppers
Although some driveways can be very expansive and resemble a small airport, the majority of them are large enough just to hold a car or two. This means that laying a concrete driveway is not usually a particularly large job so it is not usually necessary to call in the big guns. Instead, small site concrete mixers are often quite capable of producing the concrete that is needed and if that is not enough, a transit mixer should be able to deliver what is needed in one sitting. Without this equipment mixing and laying the concrete could take a lot longer so they can be very valuable to anybody that wants to get the job done as soon as possible. Not only could using the right tools help to get the job done quickly and efficiently, it can also help to get it done properly. If the job is not done using the right equipment you may find that in a year or two, or perhaps even just a couple of months, your driveway begins to fall apart. Ensure that the right equipment is made available to the people concreting your driveway and it should remain in great condition for many years to come.
If you need concrete for more than one job, it would not be productive to be producing different batches of concrete at different locations if it could be done all in one go instead. Self-loading mixers and batching equipment will help you to distribute concrete mix to different locations with ease, and working out the volumes of the ingredients you need is all done automatically for you. If you have a number of smaller jobs that need concrete delivered to them a single truck should do but if it is a number of larger jobs, you may need a dedicated batching plant to feed a number of trucks. With a batching plant or mixer truck delivering to multiple jobs, your efficiency on the site can go through the roof.
Constructing a tower block is a very, very big job that will require a lot of concrete. With so much concrete being needed you will need to scale up the operations considerably otherwise you had may as well be trying to paint the Firth of Forth bridge with an artist’s paint brush. When it comes to the really big jobs, you will need some really big equipment.
Building a new skyscraper, or even just laying a new drive way, are jobs that can be done much more efficiently if you have the right equipment available to you. Without it you could end up either paying out huge sums for equipment that is barely being used or, alternatively, waiting around for long periods of time waiting for the concrete that you need. Considering just how much more efficiently having the right equipment will let you work, investing in what you need could help to save you a great deal of money in the long run.
Having the right tools for the job can be very beneficial in terms of man-hours spent and using the right concrete mixers will help to get things done much more smoothly.