How Do Concrete Pumps Work?

August 30th, 2013

A construction site would obviously be synonymous with lots of concrete, therefore we at Base Concrete understand and how tedious it can be to ferry it using wheelbarrows or dumpers. We recommend using concrete pumps to make the process of transporting concrete effortless and convenient. If you know how concrete pumps work, it will become easier for you to make the necessary decisions during the course of a construction project. Read the rest of this entry »

Unsure Of What Ready Mix To Use?

July 29th, 2013

When it comes to professional or DIY building jobs, concrete is a requirement. It is used in foundation, construction of fences, laying floors and even brick-laying. It is, therefore, important that you choose the right concrete ready mix for the building project. Choosing the wrong mix can have a devastating effect and, not to mention, the loss of time and money.
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Supplying Quality Ready Mixed Concrete & Screed

June 10th, 2013

Having products and equipment you can believe in really is half the job in the construction world, none so more so than having quality concrete and screed. As the leading name in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Luton, here at Base Concrete, we are proud of the glowing reputation we have acclaimed over the years.

One of the reasons we are held with such high regard is the fact that we offer such a wide range of ready mixed concrete and screed. We understand that no two projects are alike and may require different materials.

Our experience and expertise in supplying and delivering concrete and screed means that we are a great resource should you have any questions or enquiry’s. Our team are more than happy to offer their expert guidance and assistance and can even advise on which of our mixes is most suitable for the job at hand.

Our range includes:

GEN 1 Mix

A basic foundation mix that can be used in footings of a minimum cement content of 175kg/pm3

P300 Mix

Recommended for use on driveways garages and floors and possess a minimum cement content of 300 kg/m

C40 Mix

Recommended for agricultural use. One of our strongest mix cements with a minimum cement content of 340 kg/m

Floor Screed

We supply the most common floor screed 1-4 mix which come with a 10 hour retardant as standard

Plus more!

What’s more if you can’t find the mix you are after, just give our team a call and we will take the time to solve your dilemma. Catering for trade and DIY purposes, get in touch today by calling 01442 389 105 or contact us online.

The Need For Quality Floor Screed

May 2nd, 2013

The ‘quality of a finish’ is arguably of one the most important things to consider upon completion of a project. The attention to details can make all the difference, none so more so than when you’re completing a brand new floor. What you need is quality floor screed and that is where we at Base Concrete come in.

As the leading name for high quality ready mix concrete and floor screed in Watford, Hemel Hempstead as well as the surrounding areas, we are the only place to look. Our experience and expertise in supplying and delivering high quality products for your projects will only enhance your build.

Create The Best Floor Finish

Floor screed is integral in achieving a smooth, flat and functional floor. The versatility of screed means that it can be layered on top of both insulation and under floor heating systems, allowing you to create the perfect finish to you customer’s floor, whatever the function.

Our variety of mixes is complimented with competitive and attractive prices that really do offer unmatchable value for money. Our small and larger trucks can deliver your specific quantity to your site and can accommodate for smaller, less accessible sites.

Screed Services Tailored To You

We are much more than a simple ready mix supplier. We devise a service that is bespoke to you and you needs. Whether for domestic or commercial use, our team of ready mix and screed experts are on hand to offer any help and advice where needed and are more than happy to answer any questions and queries you may have.

Our close relationship with developers, architects, contractors and construction companies throughout the areas of Watford, Luton and High Wycombe only fills our customers will confidence in both our products and services.

For more information on our prices, products and bespoke service, be sure to give one of our team a call on 01442 389 105.

How Can A Concrete Pump Enhance Your Projects?

March 31st, 2013

With the winter months behind us, many customers, tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts will be looking at making those building and structural improvements. With a lot to plan, work out and implement one thing that you needn’t worry about is where to get your concrete from.

Here at Base Concrete, we continue to be the first word on many people’s lips when it comes to ready mix concrete and floor screed services. Serving both the commercial and domestic sectors, we operate our reputable services within a 15 mile radius of Hemel Hempstead, including Watford, Luton and the surrounding areas.

Concrete Pumping For You

When it comes to smaller, more compact builds such as home extensions and new structural builds on small sites, one thing that many people struggle with is the delivery and application of their concrete. Luckily, we have developed some of the most practical and efficient concrete pumping services meaning you can have your ready mix concrete delivered exactly where you want it.

We have a fleet of lorries that are ideal for sites with tight and restricted access that can pump your ready mix concrete or screed directly onto your desired area. With loads starting at 0.5 m3 up to 4.5 m3, we can provide you with exactly the right amount you need.

Designed With You In Mind

Our teams take the time to understand your specific requirements and are on hand to offer their expert advice and guidance should you need it. Our concrete pumping service will not only save you time and effort, but also ensure that none of your precious concrete or floor screed is needlessly spilt.

We really do offer a unique and tailored concrete supply and pumping service that will ensure that your build is only enhanced. For more information on our services, be sure to fill out our online contact form or call us on 01442 389 105.

Concrete Pumps For Your 2013 Projects

March 1st, 2013

Here at Base Concrete, we pride ourselves not only on the high quality of our ready mix concrete, but also on the fact that our services are tailored to the individual needs of our customers. Whatever the scale and magnitude of your build, you can rely on our skill and expertise to supply your concrete solutions.

Whether you’re in need of specific ready mix concrete custom to your job, or in need of floor screed for both DIY and trade customers, we will take all things into account to ensure that your receive the best concrete and service for your project.

Concrete Experts

Operating over a 15 mile radius of Hemel Hempstead, our independent and well-established concrete services have seen us become the first choice for many compared to larger concrete companies. One of the reasons for this is our ability to supply concrete where access is difficult, space is restricted and time is of the essence.

Our concrete pumps ensure that your ready mix concrete and screed can be placed exactly where it is needed, saving time and labour. Our smaller, more agile trucks are able to position themselves in places other larger trucks may have difficulty.

Concrete Pumping Specialists

Once in place, our concrete pumps can be quickly and easily set up to deliver your concrete in the cleanest most effective and most efficient way possible. This removes the need for wheelbarrows and dumpers and also saves the arms and physique of your workman.

Our own static line pump carries 70 m of line, meaning we can easily deliver your concrete through houses or up alleyways where appropriate. Fittingly however, we supply concrete pumps in a range of sizes including 16m, 24m and 34m sizes meaning we can supply you with the right pump for the right job.

For more information on our concrete pumping services or our concrete services in general, be sure to give us a call our experts a call on 01442 389 105.

Supplying Concrete For Your Projects This 2013

February 10th, 2013

If you work in the construction trade, you will be aware of the inconvenience and delay that a missed or interrupted schedule can bring to on-site production. So why not erase the chances of this happening, by ensuring that your concrete and screed is of the highest quality and delivered to your site when you need it.

This is where Base Concrete comes in. As established and reputable concrete specialists, it is no surprise that we are the first choice for many when it comes to providing their concrete and screed problems.

Your Concrete Is Our Concern

We deliver our range of high quality ready mix concrete to a 15 mile radius of Hemel Hempstead. This only highlights our commitment to serving our customers, regardless of their location providing them with only the best concrete around.

Whilst construction is often associated with large scale development, we pride ourselves on supplying a service where access to your site may not be easy for larger vehicles. Our smaller lorries are able to deliver your concrete where other, larger vehicles may have trouble. Our concrete pumping service ensures that your concrete can be dispatched in those hard to reach areas.

Not Job Too Big Or Small

What sets us apart from other companies is our adaptability to tailor our services to the needs of our clients. Whether you are working on a large, full-scale construction site, developing domestic construction or are a DIY Veteran, we will take into account the size and scale of your project and offer our honest and professional advice.

Different mixes have different purposes, which is why it is imperative to ensure you have the right ready mix for the right job. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer any questions or queries that you may have.

From concrete amounts, to our specialist products, to our tailored delivery services; we, here at Base Concrete are more than happy to help. Be sure to check out our website today.

Let Base Concrete Help This New Year

February 5th, 2013

With the New Year well and truly underway, if you work in the construction industry then your thoughts will already be turned to what 2013 has in store. With a whole host of new projects in the pipeline, the last thing you need is any complications.

Luckily, Base Concrete are here to ensure that your concrete and screed requirements are met and will not hinder your schedule. Whether you work for a construction company, are a self-employed tradesman or are simply trying your hand at some DIY, we will be able to provide your required mix as well as deliver it on-site when you need it.

Ready Mixed & Delivery

We are proud to boast an array of quality ready mix concretes that are required to carry out a number of purposes. Our expertise and experience in the makeup of concrete as well as the most effective and efficient methods to deliver it to your site, only highlights our commitment to providing a quality service.

Regardless of the size and stature of your project, our commitment to tailoring our services to your specific needs is unmatched. With a fleet of lorries and delivery procedures at our disposal, including concrete pumps for when access is an issue, the mix and delivery of your concrete will be the least of your concerns.

Concrete Tailored To You

But our services don’t stop there. We understand that judging the amount of concrete or screed you may need for your project can be challenging. Use our online calculator to calculate your load for free. Or if you have any other questions regarding our services, our products or are simply enquiring, our team of dedicated and experienced experts are on hand to answer your questions.

Be sure to check out our website and ensure that your projects run smoothly this 2013 by acquiring the services of us here at Base Concrete.

Which Type of Concrete Mix Do I Need?

December 7th, 2012

When it comes to concrete, unless you’re a professional it may all seem a bit confusing. You might not have even known just how many types of concrete mix there was available and trying to work out which type you need can seem like a nightmare! But don’t worry, here are some helpful hints to help you choose the best concrete for your application whether you’re laying a new driveway to a new stable floor: Read the rest of this entry »

Why Choose Ready Mix Concrete?

September 5th, 2012

Concrete is a highly versatile and durable material that has a vast array of applications and here at Base Concrete we are the experts. Our years of experience and wealth of knowledge means that we are able to offer an impressive range of screed and ready mixed concrete in Watford to ensure that you receive a concrete that meets all of your needs and requirements.

So why should you choose ready mixed concrete?

When it comes to concrete it’s certainly not a case of ‘one size fits all’; our different types of concrete have a range of properties that make them suitable for very different purposes. Here are a few examples of our concrete mixes and their ideal applications:
-    Gen 1 Mix: This is designed to be a basic foundation concrete to be used in footings (minimum cement content of 175kg/pm3)
-    P300 Mix: This concrete is more suited for garage flooring or driveways (minimum cement content of 300kg/m)
-    FND2 CLASS 2: If you wish to lay your concrete on clay or if you have sulphate soils then this sulphate resistant concrete is the best choice (minimum cement content 330kg/pm3)
-    C35 Mix: As a stronger concrete this is a good choice for driveways or roads that experience frequent traffic from heavy vehicles. Thanks to its strength, it is also recommended for agricultural uses as over a period of time, animal urine can damage and weaken concrete (minimum cement content 300 kg/pm3)
-    C40 Mix: This is one of the strongest concrete available and as a result, is recommended for uses in farmyards and stables (minimum cement concrete 340 kg/m)

Here at Base Concrete we pride ourselves on the outstanding customer service that we offer; you will always receive an efficient and reliable service and our friendly, knowledgeable team members are more than happy to talk you through your options and suggest a solution that’s right for you. Why not contact us today to see how we can help you? If you’d like any additional information about our range of screed and ready mix concrete, don’t hesitate to visit our website.

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