Sustainable Use | Concrete Pump Services Sydney

September 11th, 2018 / also / ALSO Pumping

The construction business is reliant on a variety of key building materials. It draws from resources around the world, and as a truly global business, you can find often producers capable of filling a need for you that are only a few short sea miles away.

Among the most vital of these materials is sand. Between sand and soil, these two substances have recently outstripped coal as the most highly excavated materials in the world. They are used in a huge variety of projects, from land reclamation, to beach erosion treatments, and in the production of certain materials – including concrete.

But this use is growing, as urban centres expand, and lately, regulators have begun to take note of a trend that would seem almost unbelievable if it weren’t true. The constant excavation of sand has actually begun to outstrip the supply. The world is actually harvesting sand more quickly than is being replaced, and concrete pump services in Sydney must ensure they are targeting only sustainable providers.

Sand is used as a filler material in concrete, and is directly relevant to our operations here at ALSO Pumping. Australia ensures that its sand reserves are well-regulated, and are not subject to the whims of unregulated industry. Elsewhere, however, sand has become a hot target for organised crime syndicates, particularly in areas of Italy and Greece, at the cost of local beaches and environments. A variety of animals – including vulnerable populations of crocodiles, freshwater dolphins, and bird life, has already begun to suffer from it in some Asian rivers.

As urban areas continue to grow at a rapid pace, the demand for concrete does not look set to slacken in the near future. As amazing as it may sound, sand could well become the new commodity of the 21st century, and will require a degree of protection to ensure that it’s usage and excavation does not occur at the expense of the common good.

For top-quality concrete pump services, ALSO Pumping is ready to help you – even on short notice. Contact us today!