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Commercial Concrete Delivery: A Guide For Business Owners

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Whether it is installing a new walkway, making repairs to a dated concrete entryway, or otherwise, as a business owner, there is bound to be a time when you will need concrete work performed on your property,which will likely involve delivery by a concrete pump truck. To make sure the delivery process goes as smoothly as possible and the process does not interfere with daily business, it is always best to be prepared. Here are a few of the most common questions about concrete delivery and the answers you will want to know. 

How close will the truck have to be to pour the concrete?

The truck can usually pump the concrete from several yards away thanks to a system of metal flow runners that run from the concrete tank to the pouring location. If there is not adequate space for the pump truck  to park while pumping the concrete, the mixture may have to be pumped into wheelbarrows and hand delivered to the spot where the concrete is being placed. While this process can be more time consuming, it is often a desirable alternative because it means less customer interference. 

How long will it take for the concrete to be poured?

The duration it takes for the concrete to be pumped will rely on several factors, including:

  • the type of pump truck making the delivery
  • the type of concrete mixture you have ordered
  • the outdoor temperature at the time of delivery

In most cases, the task of delivering and pumping the concrete can be finished up within a few hours. However, if you are concerned that the delivery will be to disruptive to your business, you can also have the concrete delivered in separate loads, filling only smaller sections at a time. 

How much does it cost to have concrete delivered to your place of business?

There are a lot of variables that will determine the final costs in concrete delivery for your business location. For example, some companies will charge more for smaller loads of concrete than larger ones simply because it is more cost effective to deliver a large load all at once or you may pay more if the delivery must take place on a hillside or steep incline. In general, however, you should expect to pay about $120 to $200 for every cubic yard of concrete you need delivered. Keep in mind there may be zoning permit fees and fuel surcharges to take into consideration according to your location. Contact a business that offers these services and that uses a concrete pump truck for more information.