Putzmeister America, Inc. Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump Part of an Award-Winning Project
Putzmeister America, Inc. Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump Part of an Award-Winning ProjectSTURTEVANT, WI (November 3, 2008) – The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) recently announced its coveted Basement of the Year awards, recognizing Kaser & Maeyens Inc. (Kaser & Maeyens) a poured concrete foundations company from South Bend, Indiana as one of four 2008 winners. Concrete Pumping of Michiana, LLC (Concrete Pumping of Michiana) placed the concrete for the basement using its Putzmeister 47Z-Meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump.
The Basement of the Year award has been presented to CFA members since 1999. Each year, the award seeks to recognize the accomplishment of professional contractors as they apply their skill and creativity to residential structures of all sizes, commercial projects, above-grade projects and anything else that requires out-of-the-box thinking.
Awards were chosen based on images supplied, the project’s size, material quantities, footings and wall features, challenges, owner selection criteria and any special methods that were used.
Kaser & Maeyens won the category for Residence 2,000 to 5,000 square feet (186 – 465m2) for their South Bend, Indiana Orange Road Project that took place in fall 2006. Other categories included Residence over 5,000 square feet (465m2m) and Commercial/Multi-Family.
Impressive features of the Orange Road Project include:
•4,303 square foot (400m2) basement
•Footings required 44.75 cubic yards (34m3) of concrete with 4,117 pounds (1,867kg)
•Walls required 107 cubic yards of concrete (82m3) with 2,909 pounds (1,320m) of steel
•Wall thicknesses of 8 inches and 10 inches (203 and 254mm)
•26' 4" of 10" by 8' 10" radius wall
•8-inch and 10-inch (203 and 254mm) walls with eight different wall heights
•Three bay windows that angle in three different directions
According to Lynn Springer, co-owner of Concrete Pumping of Michiana based out of Plymouth, Indiana, his 47Z-Meter boom pump placed 152 cubic yards (116m3) of a 3,500-psi (241 bar) concrete mix for this project.
“The 47Z’s horizontal reach helped immensely for this project,” notes Springer. “Its horizontal reach of 138' 1" (42.09m) made it simple to place the concrete exactly where it needed to be for the unique footings and walls.”
Concrete Pumping of Michiana’s Putzmeister fleet also includes a 43Z-, two 38Z-, two 32Z-Meter boom pumps and one Telebelt® TB 105.
The other awardees were Formco and Ekedal Masonry and Concrete, Inc. for the Single Family over 5,000 square feet category, and Balmer Brothers Concrete Work, Inc. for the Commercial/ Multi-Family category.