These containers serve the needs of all concrete workers with a ramp that extends to allow easy washout for concrete pump trucks. A single ramped container has the capacity to service approximately 38 mixer trucks and two pump trucks. The container measures 8' by 20' or 8' by 26' with ramps extended.
Our rampless container is a great solution when you've only got concrete mixer trucks to service or when space is especially tight. This container offers slightly more capacity than our ramped container. Be aware that this container is not generally suitable for jobs where concrete pump trucks are in operation. Most of our customers maintain a couple rampless containers for specialty situations where space is at a premium.
Environmental and Human Health Impacts
Concrete washout water (or washwater) is a slurry containing toxic metals. It’s also caustic and corrosive, having a pH near 12. In comparison, Drano liquid drain cleaner has a pH of 13.5. Caustic washwater can harm fish gills and eyes and interfere with reproduction. The safe pH ranges for aquatic life habitats are 6.5 – 9 for freshwater and 6.5 – 8.5 for saltwater.
Different types of washout containers are available for collecting, retaining, and recycling the washwater and solids from washing down mixed truck chutes and pump truck hoppers at construction sites.
Uses of Recycled Materials
- Washout additional mixer truck chutes or drums
- Ready mixed concrete ingredient
- Ingredient of precast concrete products, e.g., highway barriers, retaining wall blocks, riprap
- Crushed concrete products, e.g., road base or fill
- Pave the yards of ready mixed concrete plants
- Returned back to a surface water, e.g., river, lake, or estuary
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