Precast concrete stairs are pride of Doyle Concrete because of their strength, customisation to order and fast production process. With many different sizes and configurations you can find the right precast concrete stairs to suit your project’s requirements. Doesn’t matter what kind of precast concrete stairs you need, we are here to meet your requirements. Features As oppose concrete stairs poured on site, our precast concrete stairs are produced in our casting plant. These units are lighter making settling less likely. All edges, threads and connections are made to the highest standards removing possibilities of leaks and water damage. We produce our concrete stairs with weight distributed evenly. By making each corner’s weight the same we minimise the movement processes. If the settling or movement occurs, with precast concrete stairs, it is easy to adjust the position due to portability of the product.
Doyle Concrete’s Easy Flow Concrete is easy to place, required very little vibration, and travels easily through reinforcement.
This process offers a substantial decrease in labour and equipment. Quicker placing offers lower site costs and fits well with nowadays fast construction schedules.
Doyle Concrete’s Easy Flow Concrete range can provide a tough surface finish and is above all suitable for mass concrete pours, slats and precast applications.
- Low waste
- Low labour and equipment cost
- Easy and fast to place
- Low environment inpace
- Noise reduction
- Flowing under its own weight
- Complies with regulations
- Almoste none levelling required
- Easy to pump
- Good consistency
The final product will be a grain store which will hold approximately 15000, exactly like the one you see in the video or the photographs. As you can see from the video we are starting work on the walls at the moment. That is just one section of the wall, there will be up to 12 more sections on that wall and they will take approx. two weeks to complete using about 2000 cubic metres.
It is a very specific job to fill the ready mix concrete on that wall. Because of the height of this wall there are only two ways the ready mix concrete can be poured; either by pump or by crane and skip. Because of the height of the wall, the pump is the better option, so all this ready mix concrete has to be pumped. In terms of manpower and getting the job finished and done properly, we have 12 trucks drawing ready mix concrete in since 5 am this morning. It is now lunchtime and most of the concrete has been poured at this stage. There is a lot of finishing work yet to be done on the ready mix concrete. That aspect is carried out by contractors. We have another section of the wall to pour tonight so that is to be started later on. We should be finished by 11pm. That’s how we would treat most of our projects – if a big job needs to be done, we are here with it until it’s finished.
When on 04th of February 2014 the floods in Poleberry, Co. Waterford reached a dangerous state, at 3.00 pm Waterford City Council rand looking for 26 ton bags of sand. At the time we only had 2 bags filled in, so there was a mad rush to get the job done. Within an hour we had all the 24 bags filled and the Council workers arrived on site with 3 trucks at 4.00 pm. High tide of flood reached Poleberry at 9.00pm. It was great to be able to provide our services to help the council. We are happy that we were part of flood prevention team.
Here is some information on the installation of heavy duty cattle slats we carried out on Tommy Corcoran’s farm, we will tell you about the process, how we dealt with that client, the importance of heavy duty cattle slats and using them on farms.
Initially the contractor contacted us about this job and I met the farmer and contractor together to discuss their requirements. The farmer wanted heavy duty cattle slats for this job because he would be driving on them. They have to be heavy duty for that purpose. I went through all of his requirements, got it down on paper and then the plan of action was to supply his exact requirements.
Six beams were required for this job and these have to be made to a specific size and strength. The strength of the beams is very important because for the completion of the job a shed needs to go over it and the pillars on that shed will be coming down over those beams. They have to be designed to carry heavy weights so that was a very important part of the planning process.
This particular job is one of the biggest in terms of cattle slats for specific farms. Jobs of this nature don’t come around that often. This is quite a big project because the farmer is gearing himself up for possibly 200 cows. A lot of space is needed to house that many animals and of course he wants them all under the one roof and the shed needs to cover all of that area. So, in terms of farmers out there thinking of buying slats, here are some tips on what to look out for and why they should choose a specific company to install their cattle slats. My advice to anybody buying cattle slats is to look around and see the difference that there is in slats. There are basically two types of cattle slats; a pre-stressed slat and a pre-cast slat. A pre-stressed slat will be stronger. Make sure to have a look around first. The finish of the side of the slat is very important. You don’t want anything sticking to the side; having a good bevel on the side of your slat that is very important. Of course the finish on top is equally as important. It has to be a non-slip cattle slat.
The most important thing is to know what weight the cattle slats can carry. All of these cattle slats are designed to carry a specific weight. Always question that .It’s vital that you know and ask the questions. There are answers to all these questions, make sure you get the right answers.
Any manufacturer of cattle slats should give you all the information you require and it should be on their website anyway. Have a look at their website and if you have questions don’t be afraid to ask.