The fact that all our concrete is mixed on site means that should an unforeseen requirement arise, alterations can be made to the mix without halting or hindering the project.
With traditional ready mix delivered by barrel mixers the batch has been created and transported to the site, it cannot be changed. If a problem arises, the mix cannot be altered which means large amounts of concrete could be wasted.
Volumetric concrete mixers are lorries that carry the necessary raw materials for a concrete mix – aggregates, cement, water, fibres and any required additives. The specifications for the required concrete mix are programmed into the mixer – the specifications vary depending on what the concrete is being used for :concrete footings, a driveway, shedbase, etc,etc.
Once the mix has been created, it is poured from the truck into the desired location – this may require the use of a concrete pump – while this is going on, the exact volume of concrete poured is displayed, allowing the pour to stop when the necessary amount has been reached. Once finished, the amount displayed will determine how much the customer needs to pay for the delivery.
Volumetric concrete is extremely popular for domestic, commercial and industrial applications of all types. With no wastage, exact ordering and no such thing as overpaying, it’s easy to see why it is becoming the number one choice.