Concrete pump FAQ's
Do you offer concrete pumps?
No, unfortunately you will need to hire one separately.
What type of concrete pump do I need?
There are two main types of concrete pump: line and boom. Ground line pumps take the material from the delivery truck, via a series of pipes, to where it’s needed. They allow you to cover distances of 150 metres or more and can be run around obstacles and through buildings where necessary.
Boom pumps have a hydraulic arm to lift the piping up and over objects such as walls and houses to enable the concrete to be delivered to harder to reach areas.
When would I need to hire a concrete pump?
Using a pump is perfect when you are dealing with large volumes of concrete or when time is tight and you don’t have the manpower to use wheelbarrows (you can pump approx. 1m3 of concrete per minute). You will also need to use a pump if the concrete mixer truck can’t get close enough to the pour area or access to your site is restricted, underground, within an existing building or at height.
How much does a concrete pump cost to hire?
Concrete pump hire costs can vary but, as a guide, expect to pay around £300-£400 on top of the price of the concrete.
How far can you pump concrete?
A line pump can cover distances of around 150 metres while boom pumps can reach approximately half this distance.