Many people need concrete delivery, but they don’t realize that there are a lot of details to know in order to get the best price and quality. This article will cover everything you need to know about a small load concrete supplier, including how it’s delivered and what you should look for when hiring a contractor. This might seem like an obvious point, but starting with what you need is actually really important for getting the right prices and qualities in materials.
If the concrete is going to be sent to you, the most likely delivery method would be in a semi-trailer. This has a capacity of about 50,000 pounds, so that’s pretty huge if you’re talking about concrete. (If you’re thinking, “Well, that’s a lot,” think about it from the perspective of how much people use these things on an annual basis.) The truck will then have multiple smaller trailers attached to it for individual deliveries. These assemble depending on the customer; some will have one trailer for every 20 concrete bags or so, while others might have several. Some people might be willing to pay a premium for more than one trailer, but it’s not necessary.
If you have a batch size of more than 20 bags, you should hire a concrete trucking company to come and pick up your concrete. This is because it can be very hard to unload a truck by yourself, especially if there are many delivery trucks on-site at once. It takes at least two people to load the truck with cement and then get it off the truck. If you’re thinking of loading up your own semi-truck yourself, you’ll need a lot of extra help or even call in an industrial crane for assistance.
After the concrete truck arrives, you’ll have to wait for the cement trucks to come. It will usually be a day or two before they arrive, and their arrival time depends on the time of day they leave. You should plan ahead, so you don’t run out of concrete if it takes a while for them to get there. (You can get a small rush order in an emergency situation where this is absolutely necessary, but you should plan ahead in every case.)
Lastly, after the concrete truck and cement trucks have come and gone, you need someone to unload your delivery. This is easiest if you hire one of the many delivery companies in your area that specializes in this task.