V Works Mobile Mix Concrete charges you to the 1/8 yard. This saves the customer money.
Consumers typically have to order approximately 10% more concrete than they need to make sure they don’t run out in the middle of a pour. If the customer doesn’t order enough, the results can be catastrophic and very expensive. With V Works Mobile Mix Concrete, the customer only pays for the concrete that is used. When the job is completed, the concrete mixer is turned off. There is no waste and no paying for unused concrete! With drum trucks, the customer pays for any unused or extra concrete, increasing costs.
If the consumer needs more concrete than they thought, the concrete mixer is kept on the project site longer, making what the customer needs at that time. Oftentimes, the customer needs more concrete than they projected. If the customer measured a depth of 4" for their concrete pour, but instead some of the depth was actually 5", the customer could be short of concrete by up to 20%. In that situation, the customer would not want to send for a barrel truck to bring another half yard of concrete, which could cost a minimum of many hundreds of dollars given the barrel trucks high minimum short load fees.
With V Works Mobile Mix Concrete the customer does not have to worry about over or under ordering or paying part-load charges.
With V Works Mobile Mix Concrete we can pour a four yard outdoor concrete patio with 4000 psi mix with air entrainment and then immediately pour a four yard footing pour with no air and a 2500 psi mix. This saves the client money. Again, with a drum truck, the customer has to order extra concrete to make sure there is enough concrete to complete the project and will have to order and pay for the more expensive 4000 psi mix for both pours. This further results in unnecessary extra costs.
V Works Mobile Mix Concrete is mixed fresh, on site, when you need it and not before. This results in a reliable and reproducible product and minimizes the amount of water added to the mix, decreasing the water:cement ratio which is the most important factor in determining the long term strength and durability of the concrete.
Ready-mix concrete is mixed together at a batch plant and transported by truck in a rotating drum to the job site. During this transit, the concrete curing process has started. This minimizes the time available for finishing, and in some cases, requires the addition of extra water to maintain concrete with enough fluidity or slump for pouring, which reduces the concretes strength. These factors affect the reliability and reproducibility of the drum truck concrete produced. With V Works Mobile Mix Concrete the customer does not have to worry that their concrete is sitting in the drum truck too long, setting up, getting hot, or that the concrete properties are changing.
Many concrete jobs are on slopes, such as driveways and sidewalks. V Works Mobile Mix Concrete trucks have excellent control of the concrete slump on these slopes and the slump of the concrete can be adjusted as needed on site. After the slope is poured, V Works Mobile Mix Concrete trucks can adjust the slump back to normal for the flat section. A barrel truck is going to have one moisture content and one slump that is not variable throughout your job. If water is added to the mobile mix truck to increase slump on site, it will negatively affect the concrete strength.
With a barrel truck, the properties of the concrete are changing as the concrete sits in the drum and spins. With remote locations or jobs that require standby time, the concrete can get hot and start setting up in the truck. This can be a very big problem. With V Works Mobile Mix Concrete, the concrete is always mixed fresh on site, when you need it and not before.
At the end of the pour, V Works Mobile Mix Concrete truck just drives away. If you use an alternative method, you may be disposing of bags or cleaning out a mixer or trying to figure out what to do with the left over concrete dumped by the barrel truck on your property or job site, concrete that the customer has to pay for and now has to find a way to dispose of. Now that is a mess.
From ¼ yard pours to 500 yard pours in a day. V Works Mobile Mix Concrete trucks can deliver small loads or be used as a batch plant at the job site to produce up to 60 yards of concrete, per truck, per hour. This saves the customer time and money.
V Works Mobile Mix Concrete does not rely on a big batch plant to be running and operational to deliver concrete. If needed, V Works Mobile Mix Concrete, can deliver fresh concrete at night, on the weekends, or during the holiday.
Unlike ready-mix trucks, V Works Mobile Mix Concrete trucks are equipped with a unique remote drive system, allowing the driver to move and steer the mobile mix truck from a control station at the rear of the truck. Many times, this feature saves the customer significant time and money as the driver does not have to jump in and out of the truck to reposition the truck during the pour.