• Best Way Concrete 206-504-2372

    Best Way Concrete 206-504-2372

    206-504-2372....Best Way Concrete Delivery and Pumping .... Short Load Concrete Delivery Call us to discuss your concrete project. Bestway concrete made fresh on site. Ideal for small volume or specialty concrete Read More
  • Best Way Concrete 206-504-2372

    206-504-2372....Best Way Concrete Delivery and Pumping .... Short Load Concrete Delivery Read More
  • Best Way is Less Expensive

    Best Way is Less Expensive

    206-504-2372 .... Best Way Concrete .... Short Load Concrete.... Less expensive than the cost of concrete at the home improvement store and mixing yourself. Read More
  • Mobile Mix Process

    Mobile Mix Process

    206-504-2372....Best Way Concrete....Short Load Concrete.... Concrete is made on-site, by the truck as you need. Read More
  • No Wasted Concrete

    No Wasted Concrete

    206-504-2372....Best Way Concrete.... No Wasted Concrete.... Concrete is made on-site, only as much as you need. No wasted concrete to dispose of. Call us to discuss your project.  Read More
  • Typical Jobs

    Typical Jobs

    206-504-2372....Best Way Concrete.... Typical Concrete Delivery Jobs.... Best Way Concrete is ideal for patios, hot tub pads, retaining walls, deck footings, sidewalks and more. Call us to discuss your project.  Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

How It Works

How is Concrete Moved?

Once our concrete delivery truck is on site and starting to make concrete, how is it moved to the area where the concrete is needed?  The answer depends on a number of factors. 

WHEEL BARROW: For simple, smaller and closer jobs, the concrete may be emptied into wheel barrows and pushed to the pour area.  However, concrete is very heavy and would take many wheel barrow trips to move much concrete. (A yard of concrete would take maybe 20 wheel barrow trips to empty.)  If you have just a yard and the distance between the truck and the pour area isn't far and if the ground is firm and level, then moving with wheel barrow is fine and quite often done.

CONCRETE PUMP:  First, let me explain we have the ability to pump concrete with our trailer mounted line pumps.  This is the ideal way to move concrete that is going into wall forms, footing forms, etc.  The end of the pump hose fits into the wall form and is moveable down the wall as the form fills up. It is the only way to do this job.

Another situation of where pumping comes in handy is that if the ground between the truck and pour area is not flat and firm.  For example, some concrete is to be delivered in the back yard and for much of the year, the ground would not hold up under repeated wheel barrow trips.  The pump area may be uphill or downhill from the position of the truck.  Pumping is the best solution there.    Sometimes concrete is to be delivered to the second or third floor of a building and building ramps and pushing loaded wheel barrows to those heights would be a major problem. 

For large flat surfaces, such as floors to a warehouse or large barn, pumping can evenly distribute the concrete throughout the area of the floor.  Pushing concrete from a dump area to the far end of the slab is difficult and time consuming.

Call us to consult about your job and the best way to move concrete.

Explanation of Mobile Mix Process

Best Way Concrete Delivery Trucks in Action

The truck has numerous bins and containers. The various bins hold the "cement", gravel and water. As the operator dictates, the truck mixes the concrete right in front of you in the volume and consistency you desire.

Then the mixed concrete flows out the back of the mixing auger and is placed where you want it.

When you have had enough concrete to complete your job, the operator turns off the process and no more concrete is made.

You can see pictures below of our trucks delivering concrete on the our short load concrete delivery projects page. The chute off the back allows us to delivery concrete as far away as 12 feet from the back of the truck and into a form or wheelbarrow.

The truck can move through an opening as small as 10ft wide and 12.5 ft high. However, when considering where the truck will travel, consider overhead items such as branches, electrical wires, telephone cables. Also consider what is underground where the truck will travel, such as septic systems, pipes, curbs, The truck may damage such items due to weight and height.

No Waste, When You Have What You Want, We Stop The Machine

No Waste, Just Tell Us When You Have Enough Concrete And We Turn Off the Machine

Of course, there is inherent normal benefits of not wasting concrete.  The typical benefit is saving money by ordering the exact amount you need and if you are wrong, only paying for the additional concrete (not an additional truck delivery charge which can be hundreds).  However, there are some other definite benefits of eliminating wasted concrete.  Wasted concrete is normally dumped at the job site.  That will eventually need to be broken up and buried or hauled off.  In either case, most people don't want to be bothered with needless extra work.

Pictures of Short Load Trucks in Action

Sidewalk side of house 2

The truck has numerous bins and containers. The various bins hold the "cement", gravel and water. As the operator dictates, the truck mixes the concrete right in front of you in the volume and consistency you desire.








Slab for small addition

Then the mixed concrete flows out the back of the mixing auger and is placed where you want it. When you have had enough concrete to complete your job, the operator turns off the process and no more concrete is made.








bestway truck pouring concrete at dock

You can take the concrete anywhere, even a long distance from the traditional batch plant. That is because the concrete is mixed on-site. You don't have to worry about the concrete setting up in the truck as it travels to you..








 

Pouring concrete over side hill

You can take the concrete anywhere, even a long distance from the traditional batch plant. That is because the concrete is mixed on-site. You don't have to worry about the concrete setting up in the truck as it travels to you..








More Articles ...

  1. No Wasted Concrete

Contact Best Way

Best Way Concrete and Pump

Call now 206-504-2372

Maple Valley, WA
 
Concrete Mixed Fresh on the Spot.

Short Load Concrete Deliveries and Pumping.

Since 1985

Call now 206-504-2372