Demand for ready-mix concrete products has risen in the country as property developers look to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on construction sites.
Social distancing and Covid-19 prevention guidelines have limited the number of workers allowed on construction sites, creating the need to fill the gap in construction labour demands by developers who have to deliver within set timelines.
Ready-mix concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, and aggregate prepared in the factory according to customer specifications, and delivered to a client’s construction site ready for use.
Concrete mixing is a major labour-intensive time-consuming activity in construction works and ready mix concrete offers an alternative to buying materials– cement, sand and ballast– and hiring labourers to mix and pour.
The preference for ready mix concrete has grown among developers in the past few years especially in high-density residential neighbourhoods due to lack of space. The solution has also grown in favour among developers putting up large-scale constructions.
Kenyan cement manufacturers and dealers have grown partnerships with local concrete mixing companies to increase their capacity for the ready-mix concrete delivery business.