Contractors and construction workers have big jobs to do, but they work together with a team and a toolbelt to complete each project. Specifications vary, but there’s more to concrete than just the well-known concrete truck or trowel. Today we’ll take you behind the scenes to learn about some of our favorite tools of the trade. Visit our blog to continue learning about what goes into each project we do.
Concrete plants: We know concrete is made up of a combination of a few materials, including water, cement, and aggregate. Concrete is made in plants in a batch process, meaning the dry ingredients are mixed together and combined with the wet ingredients when ready for production.
Concrete pumps: These are used for placing the concrete on the job site, ensuring accuracy and preventing waste. Pumps help workers get the concrete into hard-to-reach places, like into the walls of high-rises or deep tunnels. They also help cut down on labor costs, as workers can be more efficient when using one due to the constant flow rate and ease of access.
Portable concrete mixers and concrete trucks: If you need a small batch of concrete mixed on the job site, then portable concrete mixers are often used. Some of these are small enough to fit onto the back of a pickup truck! Concrete trucks are used to transport pre-mixed larger batches of concrete. They must be dispensed within an hour and a half of mixing. Learn about some of our industrial services on our website.
Personal protective equipment (PPE): One of the most important parts of the job site, we wouldn’t be protected without our PPE. Typically Level D is sufficient for most concrete jobs, with special care being taken around Portland cement due to it being especially caustic on skin.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about a few of the tools we frequently use while completing projects. Whether you have a question for us or want to start a collaboration for your next project, contact us today.