Transportation of construction materials is not the easiest. Care must be taken to prepare, transport and secure the materials. What is the safest way to transport architectural concrete? This kind of material is lighter and more practical than traditional composite. Transporting of slabs made of architectural concrete is certainly easier because of their lower weight. This greatly facilitates their loading and unloading, as well as assembly.
Although transportation of architectural concrete in some respects is less complicated than the transport of a traditional version of this material, it is also necessary to prepare it appropriately. Of particular importance is the correct placement of the plate and its securing. Architectural concrete is resistant to many types of mechanical damage, but shocks during transportation may result in cracking of the slabs, especially those of low thickness.
Secure transport of architectural concrete slabs
There are two ways of loading and arranging fibre reinforced concreto slabs – in a horizontal, lying or vertical position, weight propped against the edge. Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Architectural concrete slabs should be transported on transport pallets and individual components should be separated from each other using, for example, polystyrene inserts or perforated construction cardboard. It is also worthwhile to properly protect the corners, with e.g. sections, which will prevent them from slipping.
Architectural concrete slabs may be transported by any means of wheel transport, but should be laid on a level surface. Also, one should keep in mind that capacity of one pallet may not allow for transporting too many plates. The whole load may also be secured with foil and special belts. After delivery, the plates should be lifted individually and transported in a vertical position.