Beautiful Concrete Pumping Project in Big Lake, MN

We had a great concrete pumping project from our concrete stamping friends at Dynamic Concrete ( in Big Lake. They are always a blast to work for, they do an incredible job as they are perfectionists in their industry. Our job was to do all the concrete pumping for this huge job in Big Lake, making the process run smoother and more efficiently. We can use our pumping equipment where the concrete dump trucks can’t go. We were all incredibly proud of how the project turned out. Everyone involved did an outstanding job. Thanks again Dynamic Concrete! Job well done!

Lake Country Concrete Pumping Purchased A New Shop

We are excited to announce that Lake Country Concrete Pumping has just purchased and moved into a new facility.

This shop is large enough for us to store our concrete pumps.  And in Minnesota winters, keeping the pumps in a warm place while we store them is a big deal.  We are so excited have this space which will also give us a good place to repair equipment and store product.  This will really help us be ready to serve our customers.

Thanks for making us your go to business for all your concrete pumping needs in the Minneapolis/St Paul area.


5 Reasons to Use Concrete Pumping

Concrete pumping is a great way to finish your job, no matter the size.  Here are 5 reasons why Lake Country Concrete Pumping may be the best option for you in Minnesota.


Cement mixers are large, and you can’t always get them close enough to where you need to pour. This is common in construction sites located in a city or residential neighborhood.

Good Help is Hard to Find 

The wheelbarrow is one of the greatest inventions. But it requires a lot of muscle to move wet concrete around. Even if saving money on labor is not your primary goal, it may be challenging to find enough laborers in today’s economy.


Even if you have enough people to push around a bunch of wheelbarrows, it is very difficult to push them over uneven, rocky terrain.  The concrete pumping hose can be moved with ease any where it needs to go.

Little To No Space for Swinging 

Concrete pumping is the best option if your pour site is inside a building, at a higher level than your truck, or below ground.  The trough from a mixer truck can only swing so far.

Running Behind 

If your project is running over, concrete pumping is much faster and can get you back on schedule.  It’s versatility in direction is huge, and the time it can save from having to move things around to fit and set up the mixer truck is a big help in getting back on track.


So if you are in need of our services, let Lake Country Concrete Pumping get you a quote for your job!  We are the best Concrete Pumping in Minnesota.

What kind of concrete pumps are there?

There are three main categories of pumps used in concrete pumping.

#1.  Truck Mounted Pump

As the name suggests, this pump is mounted on a truck. It is also known as a boom pump because an articulating robotic arm, which is called a boom, is used to place the concrete. Using a remote control, the boom is positioned is the best place for the concrete to be pumped into place. This type of concrete pump is often used on large construction projects. It can pour large volumes of concrete very quickly. The result is a faster, accurate pour. In addition, with this style pump, the robotic arm can be used for other tasks, such as electrical and piping repairs, making this a very versatile machine.


#2.  Trailer, Line, or Stationary Pump 

This is a much smaller pump and is typically used for smaller jobs such as sidewalks and swimming pools.  With this style of pump, steel or rubber hoses are attached to the machine, which is mounted on a trailer. Multiple hoses can be joined together  to extend the reach of the pump. Trailer pumps usually pump at a lower volume. They are also known as line or stationary pumps.  They are very easy to move in and out of smaller places.




#3.  Specialized Usage Pump

Specialized equipment is always more expensive. But some job sites, such as tunnels, require custom-made concrete pumps. One type of specialized usage pump, though rarely used, is rail-mounted.  This pump would seem to be mounted on a train car.  There are also pumps attached to a skid steer or even some that have tracks instead of wheels for maneuverability.

Let’s Understand Concrete Pumping!

What Is Concrete Pumping? 

At first thought, you may be thinking… it’s a pump for concrete, duh!  And while that’s true, you might want to know a little more about it.

The concrete pumping machine has two cylinders with pistons. There is a container called a hopper where the concrete starts its journey to your project. The pistons create air pressure. The first one to draw the liquid concrete from the hopper into the first cylinder. At the same time, the second piston pushes the concrete out using a discharge pipe. Then they switch jobs. There is a valve to switch the cylinders between the hopper and the discharge pipe. This allows the concrete to flow continuously and not come out of the discharge pipe in clumps.


Who Can Use Concrete Pumping? 

Pumping concrete is not just for large, commercial construction projects. 21% of all concrete pouring jobs are carried in wheel barrows or buckets by regular home owners. Even a homeowner building a small patio can save time and money pumping concrete instead of moving it in a wheelbarrow or bucket.

Currently 45% of concrete jobs pour from a truck the old fashioned way.  But what if your job is too far away for a truck to back in?  This is why the growing industry now holds 34% of the projects created.  (These stats are taken from Trucking info’s September 2019 article Business is Booming for Mobile Concrete Pumps.)


So In Short…

The size of your job doesn’t matter.  Big or small, concrete pumping can be a viable option. In most situations, you will find that there are overall cost savings in using concrete pumping for you job. You’ve all heard it said that “Time Is Money”, so even if concrete pumping is more expensive than other pouring methods, the savings in labor and time can more than offset the service.

Next month, we’ll talk about the different kinds of pumps!  So let’s get this party pumping!

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Why concrete pumping?

So why concrete pumping instead of dumping?

Our concrete pumping systems are designed to be the most cost and time efficient concrete pumping methods available. We promise to deliver top-notch quality products with supreme concrete pumping service customer service.

We are a concrete pumping company that offers residential & commercial concrete pumping services in Minnesota. Lake Country Concrete Pumping strives to be your #1 concrete pumping resource! You’re guaranteed to receive competitive pricing that meets your budget needs, with 100% satisfaction of the services you receive from our licensed team of professionals.

  • Save Time & Labor
    Concrete pumping delivers concrete faster and more accurately than any other method. Less time is spent in site preparation and excavation, a backfill is easier and faster. A three person crew can pump a job in one hour that would usually take five workers two and a half hours to pour.
  • Reduce Property Damage
    Huge ready mix trucks are capable of damaging personal property or overhead lines. Bringing them close to the excavation site can be risky. Their weight can crush driveways, sidewalks, patios, sewer lines, water lines and more. They can damage lawns or other access points requiring extensive landscape repairs post-project. Concrete Pumping eliminates most of the damages, leaving the ready mix truck safe at the curb with the concrete pump.
  • Stay on Schedule
    Concrete pumping places concrete accurately and efficiently regardless of weather or jobsite conditions. Concrete pumping provides more predictable unloading times. Steady flow from the pumps increases finisher productivity. Timing is the most critical part of concrete placement.
  • Increase Volume of Concrete
    It is faster to pump than dump! Concrete pumping also allows for more precise placement.
  • Save Money
    Savings in labor, damage and schedule mishaps all add up to cash savings for you. More efficient and safer workflow at the job site will help you complete projects better and faster and with less man-power.