At Oxcrete, we know a thing or two about Volumetric concrete. We have put together this blog to answer the question, once and for all, what is volumetric concrete? Here’s what we hope is a helpful overview of the volumetric concrete. If you have any questions or would like to enquire about our volumetric concrete service, then contact us today.
Volumetric Concrete – What Are The Benefits?
So what is volumetric concrete? Volumetric concrete can be defined as concrete that is made to a specific amount through the use of a volumetric concrete mixer. The mixer is also known as a mobile concrete batching plant and contains all the relevant ingredients that are needed to make the concrete. There are numerous reasons why volumetric concrete is a superior solution in comparison to traditional barrow mixers.
The volumetric concrete is produced in a mixer, which is basically a mobile concrete production plant. Instead of creating the concrete ahead of time and transporting the product to the site in a ready-mix truck, the volumetric mixer combines concrete’s various ingredients (water, cement and aggregate) on-site. Our Oxcrete team will pour the exact amount of concrete you need right then and there.
Why Choose Use Volumetric Concrete?
By choosing volumetric concrete, you are choosing a service where we pour only the amount of concrete needed for a job. That can mean less wasted time and money. By using a volumetric concrete mixer, it also allows operators to control exactly how much of each ingredient goes into the concrete, making it possible to make quick, custom batches on-site or to correct a batch that seems to be too thick or thin during that initial pour.
The cost of purchasing any large amount of something is that you’ll end up with some leftover is a worrying thought. With a volumetric concrete mixer, we are able to mix specific amounts of concrete on-site, as the ingredients are all stored in separate compartments of the truck. This enables us to only make the concrete that is needed as we make it whilst the job is on.
What Else Should You Know About The Volumetric Concrete and The Mixers?
Volumetric mixers can store almost double of what traditional barrow mixers can. This is ideal for large commercial projects that require huge amounts of concrete. We can cater to any project size, so be rest assured that at Oxcrete we have the right resources to fulfil your project.
The Process of Volumetric Concrete
At Oxcrete, the process for making concrete couldn’t be simpler with our advanced mixers. Our experienced team will ensure our mixer creates the perfect amount of concrete to suit your requirements.
- A Control panel is used to set the perfect amount of concrete mix
- Aggregate flow is fed onto the conveyor belt and through the gates
- Cement is added through the sock
- Water is added via a small hose pipe to create the wet consistency
- Product flows into the mixing bowl and is mixed up through the mixing auger
- Concrete flows down the chute with the exact mix that is required
- And just like that, your concrete will be made and utilised for your project
We hope that you found this article interesting and useful. Hopefully, you will have a better idea of what volumetric concrete is and how it is mixed. If you work in construction and are interested in finding out about our other services, we also offer a Ready Mix concrete service and skip/grab hire. Visit our website to find out more or give us a call today to speak to a member of our friendly team on 01865 655662 or fill out a contact form below.