Posts by Joe Costello

Installing a box culvert

Installing a box culvert over two ground levels

Michael Walsh in Bartlemy, Fermoy, Co. Cork has land separated by a busy road.

Michael calculated that he loses 1 hours work every day because of trying to cross the road that lies between his fields.

Michael decided to solve this problem by contacting Croom Concrete to provide a cattle underpass beneath the road and avoid the unnecessary and dangerous disruption to traffic that he encountered daily.

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Increasing slurry storage capacity in a cost effective manner

This article, taken from the Farmers Journal outlines the design and installation process used by Croom Concrete for a slurry storage tank for John Hanrahan in Granagh.

Last week I met up with Joe Costello of Croom Concrete and we went to see some sheds that he had been involved with at time of construction. The Limerick firm began making slats some 30 years ago and gradually widened its range of precast products to include beams, passage slabs, wall blocks, culverts, etc.

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Cattle Underpass ends a farmers daily nightmare

18m Cattle underpass designed, manufactured and installed by Croom Concrete in March 2012 for John Maloney in Bruff Co Limerick has land separated by a busy road, the R512. The R512 road is a regional road in Ireland which runs from Limerick City to Fermoy, County Cork. At one time it was part of the main route between the cities of Limerick and Cork.

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Building a large underground slurry tank

You have only really have one chance to examine an underground slurry tank – while it’s being built and before it has gone into use.

In this article from the Farmers Journal, Paul Mooney discusses the process involved in installing a large underground slurry tank in Co Limerick.

The tank was built by Croom Concrete and we also supplied the cattle slats and passage slabs.


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Allen family safer thanks to new Underpass

Allen family is safer and the yard is cleaner thanks to the new underpass

Seventeen years ago the Allen family of Newcestown investigated building an underpass for their dairy herd but the plan was dropped as it was considered too costly. But the rationale for an underpass did not go away. Cow numbers rose, traffic got heavier and labour more expensive. The road is a busy secondary route linking Bandon and Clonakilty with Macroom.

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Road underpass was turnkey job

In this article from the Farmers Journal, Paul Mooney speaks to Joe O’Donoghue of Michelstown, who decided to fully contract out the construction of a road underpass on his farm.

When it comes to a farm building project some farmers choose to be involved from start to finish. Others take a different approach and hire a good professional, let them get on with it while they can concentrate on running the farm. Both options have their merits.

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