Installing A New Driveway And Sidewalk For Your Home? Hire A Concrete Service To Use A Concrete Pump

If you are planning to install a new driveway and sidewalk for your home, you may be considering pouring the concrete yourself. Instead of this, you need to hire a professional concrete service to do this for you. They use a concrete pump to install the concrete to ensure the surface is smooth and that the concrete is stable. Below is information about concrete pumps to help you understand the importance of this. 

Using a Concrete Pump

When the concrete service company arrives, they have a mixing truck that is used to mix your concrete onsite. The drum constantly rotates to prevent the concrete from solidifying. When it is time to pour the concrete, the concrete pump is used to suck the concrete out of the drum and onto the area where the concrete is being laid. In some cases, auxiliary hoses are also used along with the concrete pump. 

Most concrete pumps are hydraulic and have two cylinders. There are pistons inside the cylinder that constantly move back and forth to churn the concrete. One cylinder pulls the concrete from the hopper and the second cylinder pushes the concrete out of the hopper onto the ground. This is done continuously during the concrete pouring process to ensure the concrete stays wet until it is poured. 

Concrete Boom Pump

There are different types of concrete pumps, and the boom pump is often used to pour concrete driveways, sidewalks, patios, and more. This is because, with this type of pump, the concrete service company can park in the street in front of your home and pour the concrete. This is because a boom pump has a much longer arm to get to hard-to-reach places. This arm is flexible and can be controlled by a remote. The arm has different sections so it can move as it is needed. This arm could even reach over your home and onto your yard to install the sidewalk and driveway. When finished, the arm folds back up and goes back to the concrete crump. 

Using a concrete boom pump means there will be no damage to your property from heavy concrete trucks. You also do not have to worry about making room for a large truck to enter your property. You may have to park cars in your yard until the driveway is completed. You won't have to worry about a concrete truck being in your way to get the cars out. 

Talk with a concrete service company who can tell you much more about concrete pumping

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