A Day in the Life of a Concrete Truck Driver
Ready mix concrete delivery is a convenient and efficient method of supplying concrete for construction projects. Here’s a breakdown of how the process typically works:
The first step is to place an order with a ready mix concrete delivery provider. You provide the specifications of the concrete mix required for your project, including the strength, slump, and any special additives or admixtures.
The supplier will then schedule the delivery based on your project timeline and the availability of their concrete trucks.
At the batching plant of suppliers, the concrete is mixed according to your specifications. The plant has specialized equipment and computerized systems that ensure accurate proportions of cement, aggregates, water, and additives are measured and mixed thoroughly. This ensures consistent quality and strength of the concrete.
Once the concrete is mixed, it is loaded into specially designed trucks called transit mixers. These trucks have rotating drums that keep the concrete in motion to prevent it from setting.
Upon arrival at the construction site, the concrete is discharged from the truck and placed where needed. This can be done using various methods, including chutes, conveyors, or pumps, depending on the accessibility and requirements of the project. Skilled workers handle the pouring and spreading of the concrete, ensuring it is placed accurately and uniformly.
Once the finishing is complete, the concrete needs time to cure and gain strength.