Why You Should Use the Same Company for Concrete Delivery and Concrete Pumping
When ordering concrete, there’s a lot that needs to be taken care of, from the type and amount of concrete you’re ordering, to arranging the date and time of delivery. Another task at hand is organising the pumping of the concrete to where it is needed on your site – a service that many concrete companies offer. However, some customers order their concrete from one company, but choose a separate company for their concrete pumping – when both companies offer the same service. In this piece, we’ll look at the benefits of having your concrete delivered and pumped by the same company.
It saves time
One of the main downsides of using two separate companies for the delivery and pumping of concrete is the time it requires. Firstly, the concrete needs to be delivered, and then the company that is pumping the concrete needs to connect their pump to the truck of the company that delivered the concrete. This is immensely time consuming, not to mention totally avoidable just by using one concrete supplier for both jobs.
It will cost more
To arrange for the services of two separate companies will cost more money. Different companies have differing rates, and if you use the same business for both services, you’ll likely get a package price, whereas using separate businesses might result in two call-out charges, for example.
It may cause problems
If you’re using one company for delivery and another for pumping, you’re effectively asking two competing businesses to help each other complete a job. This might not sit well with the businesses in question – asking Company A to let Company B connect their concrete pump to Company A’s mixing truck might be flat-out refused. If the delivery company offers concrete pumping, then they’ll understandably be wondering why you haven’t opted for their pumping services, too.
It requires a lot of planning
Who’s to say that both companies will be available at the same time on the same day? If you’re lucky enough to find two companies who can meet your schedule, you then need to rely on them to both arrive on time. Any delays to a construction project can be costly, both in terms of money and time. Furthermore, if there is a problem and you have to rearrange one service, that means you have rearrange the other, and there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to reschedule both services for the same slot.
Save yourself a lot of hassle and uncertainty by opting for a company that provides the delivery and pumping of concrete. iMix offer the highest quality concrete for any type of project, and we can supply that concrete through our prompt delivery and pumping service. Whether it’s a straightforward concrete pumping job or one with tricky access issues, let our ground and boom pumps take care of it. For more information, please contact our friendly team today on 0800 030 9015 or fill in our handy contact form.