Need Concrete Work Done? 3 Steps To Take When Preparing For Concrete Pumping

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If you're embarking on a home improvement project that involves a remote location, or a steep slope, it's time to consider concrete pumping. It's not always possible to pour concrete into a remote location, or onto a steep slope. That's where concrete pumping comes into the picture. Concrete pumping can get concrete into those out-of-the-way locations. The process also saves time and money since you don't need to worry about trucking the concrete to those hard-to-reach spots. If you've decided to go with concrete pumping for your project, here are three steps that will help the process go more smoothly. 

Hire a Concrete Contractor

If you need concrete work done, and you've decided on concrete pumping, you need to hire a contractor. Concrete pumping isn't something that can be tackled as a do-it-yourself project, especially where the equipment is concerned. This type of concrete work requires specialized equipment. That's because large chutes are used to pump the concrete through to those remote locations. Mistakes in the process can lead to serious accidents and injuries. To avoid the risks, work with a concrete contractor. 

Rent a Construction Dumpster

If you've decided to hire a contractor for your concrete pumping project, don't forget to rent a construction dumpster. You'll need the dumpster on hand during the cleanup. In most cases, there will be concrete and grout leftover from the project. The contractor will not haul the leftovers away. Instead, that will be your responsibility, which is where the dumpster comes into the picture. You can use the dumpster to dispose of the leftover concrete and grout. Be sure to line the dumpster with a tarp. That way, the concrete won't dry to the inside of the dumpster. 

Prepare the Delivery Site

If you need to have concrete pumped into a remote location, be sure to take care of the site preparation in advance. The first thing you need to do is to make sure that the area has a flat surface for the pump to set up. Next, be sure that the area overhead is open and clear for the boom arm. Finally, place a heavy-duty tarp on the ground near the worksite. That will provide a cleanup space for the crew. It's also important to note that the concrete crew will need access to water. Your contractor will need water to clean the concrete pump chute once the project is completed. 

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