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Guidelines for Concrete Pump Pouring

Successful concrete pump pouring needs to be managed properly and timed perfectly, from ordering the concrete and pump right the way through to preparing your site and ensuring good supervision of the whole pumping operation.

Our guidelines below are here to assist you with planning your pump pour, ensuring a smooth running job from start to finish.

The information we will need from you when you place your order:

Your company’s name, full postal address for the delivery site, contact name and phone number for the on-site contact.

When you want to take deliver – date – time (allowing at least an hour for the equipment to set up by the pump operator).

How much and what concrete type you need, let us know what the area is going to be used for and any other special considerations needed for the area. (Obstacles, hazards etc.)

For an efficient and safe pump pour we will need on site:

A hard standing level area where we can set the pump which has easy access for the truck mixers to back on to.

Access to water for the operator to wash the pump when we have finished would be very useful. We will have some concrete approx. 1/3 cubic metre left in the pump after pumping and a supply of water will help, our pumps carry some of their own, but more is always needed.


What will happen on the day:

On arrival our pump operator will need to meet with your contact on site and set up the pump and the extra equipment he needs to complete your pour. When the concrete mixer truck arrives it will need room to be able to back onto the pump.

Once the line has been grouted we will commence pumping – please note: good site practise means we pump excess grout out to waste.

For large areas and to go over obstacles, we pour using the hydraulic boom. When ground level pipelines are used we need to move the line as we pour, these can be up to 80m from the pump truck. All personnel involved should be made aware of dangers and risks involved with end hose use.

Each of our mixer trucks will need to be cleaned before it leaves your site. The chutes need to be washed in an area where the residue will not cause a blockage before the next mixer arrives and backs on to the pump so we can continue on.

When we have finished pouring our operator will clean the concrete from his pump and any pipelines used. This takes approximately an hour, obviously slightly longer if the job involved a long pipeline and other piece of equipment.

Once our pump operator has put the boom back and loaded all his equipment onto the pump in to the travel positions, he will liaise with your site contact to confirm completion of the job as ordered.


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