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In the past, concrete was almost exclusively used as a structural material in residential, commercial and civil construction. In recent years, it's also become a commonly used material for more visible features, such as floors and hard landscaping. As a contractor, you may be considering branching out your areas of expertise to include concrete surfacing and repairs.
This is a growing sector of the construction trade, and it's potentially a profit lifting avenue for your business. Having the right equipment that's designed and manufactured for rough and heavy use on concrete is a vital part of breaking into concrete contracting. Here are the two essential pieces of equipment that you'll need.
1. A floor grinder
A floor grinder is a vital piece of equipment for both concrete repair and surfacing jobs. They use heavy-duty diamond grinding discs to remove the top layers of concrete quickly and easily. Floor grinders can restore old, damaged and stained concrete floors to a pristine condition. They're also used to hone back the surface of new concrete to polish it and expose the aggregate.
Grinders come with a range of different grinding widths. Those with larger widths are more suitable if you'll be completing large-scale commercial projects. A smaller width is a better choice if a majority of your work will be residential involving smaller areas and more detail.
2. A hand-held power cutter
The second piece of essential equipment for concrete work is a power cutter. With diamond coated blades, these cutters are designed to eat through concrete with power, precision and speed. They are also useful for cutting stone and masonry items such as pavers, bricks and building blocks.
For versatility and ease of use, a handheld power cutter is preferable over a table mounted model. It will allow you to use it more capacities, is easier to transport and allows you to cut concrete or masonry that's already been fixed into position. Opt for a mid-range blade diameter and cutting depth to let you complete both big projects and more intricate jobs.
When it comes to buying any sort of professional construction products, the old adage that you get what you pay for rings true. This is particularly valid where concrete contracting work is concerned. The initial outlay for high-quality, construction grade equipment from a trusted and respected manufacturer is an investment in your business and your reputation for reliable and professional service.Share