Concrete Hoses an Important Part of I-4 Expansion

Providing a crucial link between Tampa and Daytona Beach, Interstate 4 is often called the backbone of transportation in Central Florida. With an average of 1.5 million trips daily, the seventy-three miles of the I-4 are a crucial part of the Central Florida infrastructure.

I-4 Expansion
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Beginning in 2014, the I-4 Ultimate Project will begin work on a 21 mile $2 Billion dollar expansion project. The project will encompass 56 new bridges, 71 replacement bridges, and 15 major interchange reconstructions over the course of the six years. What this all means is that, for the next six years, the concrete will be flowing!

With all of the construction work that is scheduled on the I-4, one of the biggest concerns in safety. For example a single-ended hose filled with concrete can weigh up to 375 pounds! Concrete will form the bulk of the new bridges and interchanges, and with that much concrete, there are always concerns.

Luckily, big hoses like Goodyear Allcrete, make even the biggest jobs achievable. When it comes to tilt wall construction, which is the dominant method of construction throughout North America, large industrial hoses are used to spray concrete from pump trucks onto the surface. Hoses large enough to accommodate jobs like the I-4 project can be tough to find, but the right sized hoses can greatly reduce the amount of risk involved in working with that much concrete.

Amazon Hose supplies the concrete construction industry with products for many applications including boom truck and tow behind pumps, dry bulk transfer tankers, concrete cutting and other demolition equipment and truck fleets. We provide an array of products from concrete pump hoses and asphalt hoses to hydraulic hoses, adapters and quick disconnects on equipment, fuel hoses, water hoses and air hoses for equipment like jackhammers that are often used in concrete construction.