When ordering a pump please give the following information:

  • Company Name
  • Contact Name and Telephone Number
  • Full Site Address including Postcode if known
  • Date and time for the pump, allow approximately 1 hour for the pump operator to set up the pump
  • Size of pump required
  • Volume and type of concrete including any admixtures, additions, etc
  • Brief description of the pour e.g. footing, external slab, bridge deck etc
  • Any other special requirements pipeline, second man etc

To ensure a safe and efficient pump pour, please supply:

  • A level area of hard standing, with no overhead obstructions, on which to set up the pump
  • Clear access to the pump for the truck mixers
  • Cement to grout the pipeline – 1 x 25 kg bags per 10 metres of pipeline
  • Somewhere to deposit excess grout
  • A good pump mix concrete of S3, S4 or S5 consistence. Your ready mixed concrete supplier will advise
  • A competent concreting gang to lay the concrete
  • A suitable place for the operator to wash the pump out at the end of the job
  • At least 1/3 cubic metre of concrete will be left in the pump after the pumping operation
  • A good supply of water will help the operator, though the pump does carry its own supply

The sequence of a typical pump pour:

  • The pump will arrive and the operator will liaise with the contractor before setting up the pump, pipeline (if required) and preparing the grout
  • The concrete mixer truck will arrive and back onto the pump
  • The pump operator will then grout the line and commence pumping
  • The concrete will be placed into position using the boom where possible
  • Where ground-line is used, the concreting gang will need to move the pipeline around as the pour progresses
  • Cautionary note: Concrete is pumped at high pressure. All personnel should be made aware of the risks and dangers associated with end hose usage
  • When the truck mixer has discharged its load, the mixer chutes will be cleaned before the mixer leaves. The chutes should not be washed into the hopper as this could cause a blockage and affect the quality of the concrete
  • The next mixer will then arrive, back on to the pump and discharge its load
  • At the end of the pour, the pump operator will clean all the concrete from the pump and pipeline. This operation will take approximately one hour, more if the job involves a long pipeline
  • The job sheet will then be prepared for the contractor to sign
  • The pump will then leave site and travel back to the depot

Washing Out

An area is need on site to wash the Pump out after the pour. We suggest making up a box to wash out the excess concrete. It can be made from four wooden boards (Scaffold) approximately 2m2 and a plastic sheet cover (polythene). This helps contain the water and concrete from running over the site.

Further Information

For further information please call us on 01474 333616

Conditions of Supply

Aintree Concrete Pumping supplies equipment subject to CPA Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant (2011) in conjunction with the Supplementary Conditions for Concrete Pumping. The hirer should insure against any liabilities that might be incurred, including damage caused when the pump is being operated in confined spaces