You all probably know of some of the tools used in the concreting trade but in this Concept Concrete blog we’ll show you a few tools and some of the equipment that you might not be so familiar with. Concrete mixers, concrete lorries, wheelbarrows, shovels and trowels are all common place and you may even have a few of these stashed at the back of your shed or garage. Concrete specialists utilise many more than just the aforementioned selection. Without further ado, let’s have a closer look at just some of tools that concreting specialists use in their day to day work.
Concrete Pouring Tools
Plate Compactor – Used to level the ground before pouring the concrete.
- Laser Level – Used to precisely check that the surface is level before pouring the concrete
- Concrete Vibrator – Used to compact and settle the concrete and also remove any air pockets.
- Rakes – Used to pre-level and move laid concrete around before setting.
Safety is also an aspect that is very important and whilst not tools, play an equally important part in a concrete company’s day to day activities. Safety items used include boots, goggles, gloves, overalls and kneepads. This list is not exhaustive, other safety equipment may be used on a bespoke basis for various other jobs.
- Screed Levellers – Used to help with the levelling by tamping the top layer. You may have seen these used in concrete driveway installations.
- Concrete Float – Used to level and smooth the surface after screed levelling has been completed.
- Groove Cutters – Prevents cracking as the concrete dries.
Tools for Concrete Testing
Highly regarded concrete companies don’t just lay your driveway or backyard patio and leave as quickly as possible; they also carry out a number of tests to ensure they’ve done a good job and give the customer the assurance and peace of mind that they’ve done a good job as well. Below is a selection of the concrete testing tools that are used for some jobs:
- Moisture Meters
- Thermo Hygro-Meters
- Rotary Drill
The above testing tools can be utilised for a wide range of concreting jobs both external and internal.
Learn More About Concreting
If you are interested in learning more about the tools, equipment and skills involved in the concreting trade, YouTube is your place to go. From laying concrete driveways to laying floors for new builds, you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for.
If you require any specific information about a concreting project for your own property or commercial premises, the team at Concept Concrete are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Although we specialise predominantly in concrete driveways, we have the experience and skillset to consider any concreting project you have in mind. Please call us at your convenience on 1300 366 343 during regular business hours or send us a message via our contact us page.