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After concrete is poured from a truck or wheelbarrow, the remaining residue must be washed out before it hardens. This leftover material is known as the concrete washout. When materials such as mortar, plastic, stucco, grout, or concrete are used at a construction site, the equipment and tools must be washed out, and, if your site has a washout plant on-site, it is essential that a concrete washout system be set in place. At Concrete Washout Solutions, we offer ramped and rampless washout containers to serve this purpose for construction sites throughout New Jersey. Keep reading to learn more about concrete washout and get in touch with us with any other questions you may have!
If you work or manage a construction site, it’s important to keep a few things in mind as you’re managing your concrete washout. No matter what system you use to dispose of washout, our team of experts at Concrete Washout Solutions has a few tips for you. Keep your wash trucks and equipment in designated areas, direct wash water appropriately (away from storm drains or open water), and be sure to treat both concrete washout and hardened concrete as waste.
The slurry that results from concrete washout is full of toxic and hazardous materials including cement, grout, plaster, plastics, stucco, and other toxic metals. In fact, concrete washout wastewater has a pH over 12 — higher than ammonia and near the same pH level as pouring Drano into a storm drain.
If concrete washout is not disposed of properly, it can result in the washout making its way to local waterways. This can lead to concrete burns, damage to vegetation, and more harmful consequences for surrounding ecosystems.
On-site workers can even experience harmful effects of concrete washout if it is not disposed of correctly, including skin irritation and damage to the eyes.
At Concrete Washout Solutions, we offer both ramped and rampless washout containers. Our ramped washout containers have a holding capacity of 5.5 cubic yards or nearly 900 gallons of concrete washout.
Our rampless containers, on the other hand, hold up to six cubic yards or nearly 1300 gallons of concrete washout. This is enough holding capacity for the washout of nearly 45 concrete trucks.
The best way to keep concrete out of the local waterways is to keep your washout area at least 50 feet from streets, storm drains, open ditches, and streams. Contain the disposal to keep concrete from flowing down slope, use the washout area only for chutes, tools, and equipment, and install any necessary storm drain protection at inlets that are down slope from the washout area.
In order to avoid the potential hazards that concrete washout can have on the environment and local ecosystem, the responsible choice is to use a ramped or rampless washout container from Concrete Washout Solutions on your next job site. We used innovative technology and creativity to bring you the very best in efficient concrete washout containers. Get in touch with us at Concrete Washout Containers in New Jersey today to learn more about our cost-effective and efficient solutions for your concrete washout wastewater.
There are many different types of concrete used for various jobs, including high-strength concrete, high-performance, and ultra-high-performance concrete. Stamped concrete is the most popular choice for driveways, walkways, and patios. Other types of concrete include self-consolidating concrete, shotcrete, limecrete, vacuum concrete, glass concrete, polymer concrete, and the list goes on.
A concrete washout pit is a make-shift solution to concrete wastewater. It is a pit lined with plastic and hay bales, making it a cheap, but not always more effective alternative to concrete washout containers. Concrete washout pits are prone to tearing, difficult to maintain, and harsher on the environment.
Hardened concrete can be crushed, broken into pieces, and recycled into road base. Similarly, concrete solids can also be processed into road base. Wet concrete, on the other hand, can be poured for a variety of precast concrete products, washed into a reclaimer, or allowed to harden so that it can be crushed and used later.
At Concrete Washout Solutions, we make it our mission to help construction sites throughout New Jersey control, capture, and contain hazardous concrete washout wastewater. Protect your workers, aquatic life, vegetation, and groundwater by properly disposing of concrete waste on your site. Give us a call at Concrete Washout Solutions to learn more about how we can help keep your job site safe or to request a concrete washout container for your site today.