Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Cement Thing

Back in the day, here on Bonaire, before there were cement trucks, we had to mix cement ourselves and move it in wheelbarrows. Most of the structures on Bonaire were probably built that way.
Pre-mixed cement, delivered by truck, has been available for a number of years now, which sure helped when TWR had to pour giant anchors for the new towers and satellite dishes. Two and three story structures have been cropping up all over, and it was not unusual to see a crane hoisting cement, batch by batch, to the upper floors.
Today I noticed this continuous feed cement lift and pump device here on Bonaire. I suspect this will be a huge impovement for the contractors, right up with being able to order ready mixed cement as opposed to do-it-yourself.

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