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Frequently Asked Questions

“What is a Line Pump?”
Line pumps are versatile, portable units typically used to pump not only structural concrete, but also grout, mortar, shotcrete, flowable fill, and foamed concrete. We are able to perform most tasks that the overhead boom pumps perform at a considerable cost savings.  Commercial as well as residential contractors have often used our equipment to complete various difficult, hard-to-reach areas of their projects.

“Pumps Are Not Reliable, They Break Down. What Then?”
A modern concrete pump in the hands of a professional concrete pumping operation is very reliable. The break-down factor is about 1%. With the widespread use of concrete pumps, you can generally get a replacement pump quickly, even if from a different company. Concrete pumping companies work together to be sure the customer is serviced. Most pumpers carry spare parts and can fix most problems quickly.

“Will I Need A Special Mix?”
Modern concrete pumps will pump most standard mixes. If a mix has to be changed, it generally will not require additional cement or expense, as the requirements a pump needs — a well-graded, homogeneous, dense mix — are things that are important for good concrete. Good concrete — good to finish, good to place — generally pumps good.

“But I Don't Have Money In My Budget For A Pump.”
The total picture must be looked at. If you can decrease total construction time, you can save money in things like job overhead, equipment rental, and most important, construction interest charges.

”My Finishers Can Only Take 30 Yards Per Hour, So I Use Buggies. I Don't Need High Volume.“
The steady flow of the pump often increases the productivity of the finishers because of the lack of interruptions and delays. Labor savings are realized by the elimination of the need to build runways, move runways, and reduction in mucking and vibrating.