As the title suggests, we live in a world which is now very commonly referred to as a “concrete jungle”. This term is usually seen in a negative light, as it implies ruining our forests in the process of making everything concrete. But, development is a natural process and change is inevitable. If a balance between urbanisation and restoration of our forests is maintained, the term “concrete jungle” will surely not been seen in bad light.
Frankly, it is now nearly impossible to imagine our lives without walls, pavements, foundation, roads, dams, pipes, fences, as well as boats. The common factor between all these facilities provided to us is that they are made of concrete. Its usage in the world is second only to naturally occurring water. Thorough mixture of concrete is essential for its use, for which various mixers and equipments have been and are being manufactured usually within 100 km of the job site. concrete driveways sydney
A concrete mixer is equipment designed to combine cement, sand or gravel, water and concrete. It consist of a revolving drum which does the mixing job (for a lesser volume portable mixers are used), making it easier for the construction workers to use the concrete long before it dries and hardens. In today’s market, there are three kinds of concrete mixers widely available: twin-shaft mixers which are intensive mixers done in less time and are used for high strength concrete. For smaller batches used for pre-stressed concrete, vertical axis mixers are usually used, whereas, for large volumes of concrete (buildings, dams, and roads) drum mixers are utilized.
There are sometimes variations in the standard concrete transport, which is a concrete mixer trailer. These concrete mixer trucks are used to supply short loads of concrete mixtures usually in rental yards and building material location where the mixed supply is easily available to their regular customers.
Concrete pumps on the other hand are machines which are used to transfer the mixed concrete through pumping. They are of two kinds, the first one being the trailer-mounted boom concrete pump as it uses a remote controlled robotic arm (called boom) to place the concrete at the exact place where it is required. This kind of concrete pumping machine is used at large construction projects as they pump at an extremely high intensity and the robotic arm saves the usage of manual labourers.
The other type of a concrete pump is known as a truck mounted concrete pump. This kind of pump requires steel or flexible concrete placing hoses which is attached to the back of the truck. The said hoses are linked together and lead to wherever the concrete needs to be used. These pumps normally pump concrete at lower volumes than the trailer-mounted boom concrete pumps and are used for smaller volume concrete placing applications such as swimming pools, sidewalks, etc.
Being a $30 billion industry in the United States alone and regarding just the value of readymade concrete mixtures sold every day, the aforementioned machineries as well as concrete spare parts and other equipments are supplied by well-known companies. While buying such machinery, great care should be taken and research should be done about the credentials of the supplying company as there are many imposters in the market who will supply defective goods in order to make a quick profit in this thriving industry.
Hence, in all aspects of concrete batching, delivery, pumping and storage of concrete, a company which is recognised in the industry for its ability to provide the buyers with the most advanced equipment, as well as conceptual design consultancy for all commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects should be approached for any work regarding concrete.