Word-of-the-Month: Concrete Pumping
Concrete pumping is the transfer of liquid concrete by a machine. For larger construction sites, a boom concrete pump is used because they are capable of pumping at very high volumes, therefore, creating less physical labor. The boom concrete pump uses a remote-controlled robotic arm to place the concrete.
On smaller projects, a line pump is used, which uses a hose to place the concrete. Line pumps normally pump at lower volumes and are typically used for placing concrete for sidewalks, swimming pools, and residential projects.
Before the invention of the concrete pump in 1927, concrete was mixed on the job site and manually transported from the cement mixer to the formwork in either wheelbarrows or buckets.
Stahl is utilizing a boom concrete pump to pour concrete for the outdoor playground areas at the new Ladybug Child Care Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.