Pump truck delivery of blended self-leveling underlayment saves time, cost and space
April 3, 2017, Grand Prairie, TX — LATICRETEⓇ SUPERCAPⓇ, a leading manufacturer of premium self-leveling underlayment products, is introducing SUPERCAP Ready-Mix Delivery Service, a new turnkey service that delivers blended self-leveling underlayment (SLU) through the company’s patented pump truck technology — allowing an unmatched volume of premium cementitious SLU to be delivered directly to the job site that significantly saves both time and cost, as well as provides a safer, cleaner work environment. The service is now available to self-performing contractors across North America, as well as Dubai and Northern Europe.
“We like to call this Ready-Mix delivery service our ‘time machine’ because of how much time it saves our customers. Depending on the scale of the project, the SUPERCAP Ready-Mix Delivery Service uses half the man hours when compared to traditional, smaller mixing systems,” said SUPERCAP President Douglas Metchick. “After a successful rollout in the New York Metro Area, we are confident this new model will do well throughout our national and international markets.”
Time Savings & Reduced Jobsite Disruption
The computer-controlled system ensures consistent, quality blending to create a flat floor that can be walked on in two hours and allows following trades to get back to work in 24 hours. The new SUPERCAP model can blend and pump up to 30,000 pounds (13,608 kg) per hour — the equivalent of 600 small bags per hour. The SUPERCAP Ready-Mix Delivery Service can deliver material up to 50 stories high and pour up to 50,000 square feet (4645 m2), allowing as much as four times more square footage to be completed in one day than traditional methods. Staging pallets of small bags, as well as loading and tying up freight lifts, are now eliminated because the product is shipped in super sacks and blended outside.
In addition to the cost savings that come with keeping a construction project on schedule, there are direct cost savings since contractors are only required to pay for the amount of product actually dispensed from the pump truck. It also eliminates the need to purchase, operate and maintain one’s own pump truck.
Environmental & Safety Benefits
The LATICRETE SUPERCAP System exceeds OSHA’s new regulations that limit respirable silica dust jobsite contamination, which go into effect June 2017.
“With SUPERCAP Ready-Mix Delivery Service the only thing that goes into the building is the hose, translating to a cleaner, safer jobsite with zero added respirable silica dust contamination and no workers hauling and manually opening hundreds of individual bags and pumping equipment,” said SUPERCAP Director of Sales Chad Love.
The SUPERCAP Ready-Mix Delivery Service eliminates space constraints for “vertical” spaces that require efficient jobsite footprints, like downtown areas where space is tight and dust is an issue.In addition, SUPERCAP is offering customers more choice and affinity-based products such as moisture vapor control, skimcoat and multiple cementitious blends that serve different substrate cap needs.
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About LATICRETE SUPERCAP
LATICRETE SUPERCAP, LLC is a leading manufacturer of premium self-leveling underlayment products delivered through its patented pump truck technology. The LATICRETE SUPERCAP System is a proven cost effective method for finishing new concrete or capping existing slabs, delivering flat, dry floors. The benefits are convenient service, consistent quality, increased jobsite safety, OSHA silica dust compliance and unmatched volume. All of these benefits combine to produce better outcomes and faster build-outs leading to significant time-savings on the project schedule. For more information, visit the corporate website: www.laticretesupercap.com.
Alexandra Ruffo, (214) 329-9191