When it comes to concrete waste disposal, you simply can’t beat the technology used by Concrete Washout Solutions. We have combined technological innovation and unparalleled work ethic to bring you top quality concrete waste disposal. Nevertheless, some construction sites will opt for concrete washout pits — which are typically make-shift dirt pits that are used for holding concrete washout material. 

Concrete washout pits are a thing of the past — and we’re here to discuss why. It’s our mission to keep our clients informed on the world of concrete washout, and that includes the ins and outs of your options for concrete waste disposal. 

So, let’s take a look at the pitfalls of concrete washout pits. We’ll start by taking a look at why people might think that concrete washout pits are a good option.

Will Concrete Washout Pits Save Me Money?

It’s only understandable to want to save money on a construction site. This can be part of what makes a concrete washout pit appealing. On the face of it, it would seem like putting together some sort of temporary pit to house your concrete washout material would seem like an affordable option. After all, all you have to do is line a pit with some plastic and hay bales. What could be cheaper and easier than that?

The problem with these types of make-shift concrete washout pits is two-fold. First off, the pits can cost you money in the long run due to unforeseen complications. Not only are these washout pits prone to leaking from tears, but they can cause you to run into legal troubles from improper concrete waste disposal. 

In addition to these potential costs, concrete washout pits will cost you money in time and labor. Unlike the convenience of our washout technology, you and your crew will be tasked with building and maintaining the washout pits. These pits can be difficult to maintain for the same reason they can cost money in the long-run: they’re prone to tearing and falling apart. As we mentioned in our previous email, when the solids are being broken up in the pit, it can be easy to tear the lining. If there is damage to the lining, then it must be replaced before moving forward in order to prevent concrete runoff. Moreover, washout pits are often unable to be recycled due to the mixing of materials from multiples uses. This means that it can be a labor-heavy, costly, and environmentally-damaging option. Whatever potential costs you’re saving up front will soon be lost.

Will Concrete Washout Pits Be Better On The Environment?

Not even close! For the same reasons that they will cost you more money in the long-run, these temporary washout pits can be extremely hazardous to the environment. You can only expect so much protection when you’re dealing with dirt pits, hay bails, and plastic. 

By not diverting and recycling the concrete washout, your job site is liable to remain muddy and messy. Ultimately, there will be increased concrete waste heading to the landfill. This is not an effective form of concrete waste disposal, and it’s certainly not a step in the right direction for protecting the environment.

Will Concrete Washout Pits Be Easier Than Concrete Washout Containers?

In addition to cost, you might be thinking that concrete washout pits will be easier than having to reach out for washout containers. We are here to tell you that washout pits don’t offer a fraction of the ease that’s offered by the innovative containers from Concrete Washout Solutions! The reasons should be pretty clear by now. Washout pits are:

  • Prone to tearing
  • Difficult to maintain
  • Harsher on the environment
  • Hard to keep EPA compliant

In short, washout pits are a pain in the neck! They certainly won’t be easier, more affordable, or environmentally-friendly than the innovative solutions to washout pollution that we offer.

Rather than dealing with the hassle and costs of concrete washout pits, be sure to contact Concrete Washout Solutions for all of your concrete waste disposal needs. Visit our services page to learn more, and stay tuned for future emails about our company and news on the industry.