Did you know that concrete mixing in volume is increasing in demand and steadily making its place in the construction industry? Many customers are shifting their interest from traditional drum mixers to volumetric trucks. It is an era where volumetric mixers are prevailing over the older technology. In Europe, volumetric trucks are the most common medium of transporting concrete. The growth in the use of volumetric concrete has increased in previous years and is expected to grow further in the coming years.
The studies show that there will be a substantial increase in demand for volumetric trucks due to the influx of trade by the end of the year 2023. Volumetric trucks provide you fresh concrete which helps you save around 40 percent of your concrete cost. Volumetric mixers are perfect for big and small concrete loads and suitable for longer trips. These trucks give you good control of quality and consistency according to the needs of the client.
A quick look at volumetric concrete
The difference between volumetric concrete and any other concrete is that the material is measured in volume and not weight. This type of concrete is usually prepared fresh at the site according to the required quality and consistency. The main ingredients used to prepare this concrete are cement, sand, aggregates, and water. The concrete ratio of cement and water is determined by the contractor and can be adjusted according to your needs. The best part is the volumetric trucks can be moved anywhere at the site where they are needed to mix the concrete in a specific quantity.
What is the procedure?
The dry materials are stored in separate compartments inside the truck and can be mixed at any time in the required ratio and are ready to be poured at any time. The quantities are exact as the material is taken according to exact volume so there is no presumption. The person who is operating the truck selects a range of mixing designs and the material is pulled to go through the mixing process. It only takes 10 seconds for the concrete to get ready and poured. These latest technology trucks can supply all grades of concrete up to 50m3/hr.
Why should you hire volumetric trucks?
Keeping in mind the rise in demand for volumetric concrete, you can easily get an idea that it has numerous advantages. Let’s look at a few;
- Produces high-quality concrete
Volumetric trucks give good control of quality as it is freshly produced at the site. If the contractors feel the need to change the consistency of the concrete do your changes in the project, volumetric concrete can easily alter the consistency right away. Even if you haven’t made an accurate estimation of the concrete quantity requirement, you can easily halt the process if the requirement has been filled. This reduces concrete wastage as you don’t need to pay for the unused concrete and can be returned to get full money back. This also reduces unnecessary visits that are done in ready mixed concrete to the site to get the detailed estimation of concrete.
- Get fresh concrete!
There is no comparison of fresh concrete and you can’t do yourself a better favor than pouring fresh concrete at the site. By getting fresh concrete you eliminate the need to cure the concrete which loses the strength of concrete. The drum mixer brings prepared concrete at the site which may get dry in the transition.
- Save your precious money
If you are someone who wants to buy a volumetric truck and produce their concrete can easily cover the initial investment within 5 years. When you produce the concrete yourself, you can save up to 20 to 40% cost.
- Feasible for remote areas
Volumetric trucks can reach far-flung areas very easily as compared to the drum mixers because the concrete they carry will start drying up till it reaches the site and the quality will drop. Even if volumetric trucks get stuck in traffic, it isn’t a concern because the concrete ingredients are carried separately in the truck.
- Caters all scale of projects
No matter what the size of your project is, it isn’t a big deal for volumetric trucks. It is interesting to note that volumetric trucks are used for several small jobs and also helps to keep the business running.
So what are you waiting for? Book your volumetric concrete right away and enjoy your construction project closely. Get full control of concrete mixing and play around with the ratio to reach the perfect consistency you are looking for. And if you want to make changes to your construction project, you can easily stop or alter the concrete requirements to meet your expectation without making you face any loss.