2 Keys to Planning A Successful Residential Concrete Delivery

Properly planning for your residential concrete delivery is just as essential as the physical preparation.

Whether you’re building one house, a hundred or a pouring a new patio, make sure to take into consideration these two key factors when planning your next residential concrete project. You’ll make delivery process flow smoothly saving time and money as well as mitigating damages to homeowner’s property.

Consider the Weight of Ready Mix Trucks.

The weight of one of our front-discharge ready mixed trucks can approach nearly 70,000 pounds. The base weight of our trucks are roughly 32,000 pounds. Add an additional 4,000 pounds per cubic yard ordered for total weight. The maximum legal capacity nine cubic yards per truck.

Plan for Space

Space is also an issue, if the area is hard to reach, or access restricted, some aid will be needed to transport the concrete from the truck to where it is being placed. This can be a wheel barrow for small jobs, a motorized buggy for medium sized jobs, or a concrete pump if it is not easily transported or for larger volumes.


If you have any questions, or are ready to start pouring call us at (800) 548-9516.


What people are saying


  1. Breck Lewis said...

    I really like how you said to consider the weight of ready mix trucks. I had no idea that one truck could potentially weight 70,000 pounds. I am having a patio being made and wanted to know how much damage my back yard would receive. Is there any way I can order small trucks to come do it?

    28 December 2015 at 10:39 am | link to this reply to this
  2. John Carston said...

    I hadn’t thought that I would need to make much preparation myself when hiring a concrete contractor but I’m glad to have found this info. I’ll need to look into the weight of the truck that I’ll need and plan for space like you mentioned here. Thanks for the help with my concrete project.

    16 March 2016 at 1:09 pm | link to this reply to this
  3. Braden Bills said...

    I’ve been trying to figure out what I should do for my driveway. I think it’s so interesting that they can deliver concrete for you! I’ll make sure I plan for space so they can fit. Thanks for sharing!

    22 June 2016 at 9:30 am | link to this reply to this
  4. Aimée said...

    Thank you for all of these tips. I have been planning on doing a large concrete slab in my backyard. I want to set up a little basketball court. This is all good taking into account the size of the truck and everything, but I have also heard of the pumping method. Is that just an attachment for the truck? That would make things much easier considering getting to my backyard with a truck that big could be a challenge. Thanks in advance!

    28 July 2016 at 12:56 pm | link to this reply to this
  5. Kendall Ryder said...

    Preparing for the right amount of space is important. I would hate for the contractors to come, and for me not to have prepared enough space. I want them to be able to work to their full capacity. I don’t think they will be able to do that if they don’t have enough room.

    22 August 2016 at 10:41 am | link to this reply to this
  6. Charles Kemp said...

    I think concrete delivery crews are helpful because then you can get everything poured with an even and nice consistency. I know that some of the DIY concrete is nice but it can sometimes be hard to get the right consistency. I know I would love to have everything uniform and nice.

    29 August 2016 at 8:08 pm | link to this reply to this
  7. Lauren Woodley said...

    I appreciated the insight you gave to plan for space. I just assumed that the trucks and materials would be able to be delivered no problem, however, these things are large! So, creating space and accounting for any set backs that would cause anything to not be delivered are both things that definitely should be kept in mind. Great insight! Thanks for sharing.

    2 September 2016 at 9:28 am | link to this reply to this

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