Concrete Pumping

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Concrete Pumping Service

South Okanagan Concrete Products is now proudly offering Concrete Pumping Services.  Our new 38 metre boom pump can place ready-mix concrete to those hard to reach spots of your jobsite. Our operators are fully trained and waiting to pump ready-mix at your next job. SOCP had been delivering quality concrete products to Osoyoos, Oliver and surrounding areas for over 50 years. We would love to help with your next Read Mix job.

 

What is a concrete pump?

A concrete pump is a machine used for transferring liquid concrete by pumping. A concrete boom pump is a remote-controlled articulating robotic arm (called a boom) it can accurately place concrete. Boom pumps are used on most larger construction projects as they are capable of pumping at very high volumes and because of the labour saving nature of the placing boom.

 

Why Do We Use Ready-Mixed Concrete?

Of all the construction materials available today, concrete is perhaps the most ubiquitous and unique. Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world and is produced and consumed in every part of our country. In fact, no construction takes place without the use of some concrete product.

In its simplest form, concrete is a mixture of cement, water and aggregates.  Within this process lies the key to concrete’s remarkable trait: it’s plastic and can be molded or formed into any shape when newly mixed, strong and durable when hardened. These qualities explain why concrete can build skyscrapers, bridges, sidewalks, superhighways, houses and dams.