When it comes to transporting precast concrete, there is some forethought and planning that needs to go into it. Precast concrete is often large, sometimes awkwardly shaped, and extremely heavy, and safely getting them from one place to the next is important. Here are some tips on how to transport precast concrete.
Steps in the Transportation of Precast Concrete
First, it is important to make sure that your concrete is ready to move. Transporting it can cause stress to the product, and if you lift or move them too soon, you could risk causing them to crack
Next, you will need to have a heavy haul trucking partner to do moving. The concrete will need to be moved from the concrete plant to the truck, then from the truck to the new site.
Preserving the quality of the concrete is of utmost importance throughout each stage, so it is important to work with a trucking partner that recognizes this and has good reviews for reliable transportation.
You will also need to know what type of equipment is required to lift the concrete. Many times, forklifts and hydraulic clamps can do the job well. Make sure the people doing the lifting know how to properly lift the concrete, so no damage is done. Be sure that the vehicles being used are flatbed trailers or multi-axle trailers. These are built to hold enormous amounts of weight and space. This ensures everything will be able to fit on the truck and they will be transported with care.
At Columbia Precast Products, we are dedicated to building products with the highest quality. When we transport our precast concrete, we work with qualified transportation companies. They are experienced in moving concrete to their next destination with attention to detail.
In need of reliable precast concrete products? Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.