Mixed concrete onsite saves construction companies and home owners both time and money because it’s ready to use as soon as it’s mixed. It saves construction companies valuable time because they don’t need to haul it in from far away, saving gas and wear and tear on the vehicles used to transport it. Onsite concrete also saves people money because they no longer have to pay the extra cost of hauling in gravel or other aggregates or wait the extra time needed for those materials to arrive.
Saving money with onsite concrete
From a financial perspective, onsite concrete is actually more cost-effective than trucking in ready-made materials. Not only does it eliminate hauling costs, but it takes advantage of on-the-spot labor and access to bulk materials.
And when you add up construction costs with transportation fees, a typical job can be as much as 10 percent cheaper with onsite concrete over readymade mixes. The real benefit comes from having control over your supply chain and using locally sourced materials when possible.
Not only does that reduce shipping costs and emissions, but it helps keep money in your local economy instead of draining it out to distant businesses.
Is it worth investing in an onsite machine?
Every job site is different and what works for one location may not work for another. If you’re thinking about investing in a concrete machine but aren’t sure it will be worth it, try weighing some of these factors: safety, time savings and equipment savings. Also, weigh concrete costs based on labor rates for your site. In doing so, you’ll figure out if an onsite machine might make sense for your business. You can also contact our customer service department to get additional information on pricing and current promotions.
A brief overview of the most popular on-site concrete machines
If you’re in charge of looking at new methods of supplying concrete to construction sites, it can seem a little daunting. There are several different machines available, and choosing just one can be a challenge. With that in mind, here are three of the most common types. If you’re interested in learning more about any one of them or comparing them to something else that’s not on our list, we’d love to talk with you about your options further! Call us today and we’ll get started immediately. Let’s take a look at what each one does best so that you can pick which is right for you…
Purchasing an on-site concrete machine
If you’re looking into purchasing your own on-site concrete machine, there are a few things to take into consideration. For one thing, can you even get a permit for one? Most municipalities and counties require concrete-mixing machines to obtain a permit prior to operation.
Additionally, before purchasing any concrete machine, it’s important to figure out whether or not you’ll actually be saving money with it—although on-site equipment is designed specifically for small or one-off projects such as patios and driveways, in some instances renting will actually be cheaper than buying! Be sure to run all costs (including resale value) through an online calculator that compares buying versus renting so that you make an informed decision.