Concrete Finishing Tools

Concrete Finishing Tools

Concrete Finishing Tools for Hire or Purchase in Bedfordshire

When laying concrete, it’s important to end up with professional-looking results. Which means that the surface is smooth, durable, and is pleasing to look at. Poured concrete that lacks these qualities may not be due to a lack of skills; you need to be using the right equipment to get the desired outcome. Knowing which concrete finishing tools you need for your job, guarantees an excellent finish every time.

Types of Concrete Finishing Tools

Burman Plant Hire helps out by offering a range of concrete finishing tools for hire or purchase.

4 Types of Concrete Finishing Tools

1. Texas Placers

Offering a simple and efficient way to drag and place concrete that is newly poured, the Texas concrete placer does the job faster and more efficiently than the traditional method of using rakes or shovels.

Professionals who work with concrete call the Texas placer the ‘equivalent of a spare arm’ as it provides the strength and precision needed to get the concrete where you want it. Creates the perfect conditions for tamping and concrete levelling.

Concrete Texas Placers to Purchase or Hire

Burman Plant Hire offers two sizes of lightweight placers.

  • Blue Placer 600mm. This model features a straighter blade, the face of which can be used for tamping with the handle held vertically.
  • Gold Placer 400mm. The head on this model is fractionally more curved to facilitate the levelling and grading of the concrete.

2. Electric ScreeDemon™

ScreeDemon

MBW Europe’s ScreeDemon™ with Milwaukee Tools, has developed this electric version of the ScreeDemon™ which is powered by a high output M18™ REDLITHIUM™ battery.

Professionals choose ScreeDemon™ because of its ease-of-use and innovative design. One of the problems encountered with wet concrete is irregular vibrations along the length of the bar. The ScreeDemon design eliminates this problem and produces an even and consistent finish.

Levelling concrete is easy with the electric ScreeDemon™, but there’s numerous additional advantages to using it, including:

  • 50%-90% less hand/arm vibration than other concrete levellers.
  • Ser emissions makes it ideal for indoor use.
  • Quick and simple to assemble/disassemble.
  • Quieter to run than engine version.
  • Machine includes lights for working in darker environments.
  • Sealed exciter requires no maintenance.

3. Concrete Bull Floats

Bull floating levels out ridges and fills voids which remain after concrete levelling is completed. The float is helpful in bringing the paste up to the surface as a result of embedding the coarse aggregate.

The bull float, also called an ‘easy float’ has a long handle which is pushed or pulled across the concrete. The blade is what gives it the distinctive name, in that it’s ‘bull-nosed’ to stop the ends impacting the smooth surface. These rounded ends make the float an excellent solution for tight corners.

Concrete Bull Float Hire or Purchase

Creating a smooth, professional finish is made simple with a concrete bull float:

  • Easy to operate.
  • Our floats incorporate a knucklehead gear, making the pulling and pushing motion effortless.
  • The lightweight design makes it easy to transport.
  • Rounded ends allow for use in tight corners.

4. Beam Screeds

The beam screed is designed to help you finish concrete when the site conditions are tough. The motor-powered twin beams vibrate, the lead beam being the more vigorous of the two, and the follow-up beam provides a lighter vibration to achieve a smooth finish.

A powerful motor propels the double beam screed across the concrete, making the job quicker and easier to complete. Finishing by hand is a thing of the past, as the beam screed allows you to finish a concrete slab in one go.

There are a number of ways in which the double beam screed compares favourably with hand finishing:

  • Consolidation. The strength of the vibration aids in the dispersal of aggregate and fills any air pockets resulting in a stronger final product.
  • Manipulation. The beam screed is far easier to manage than using a conventional board. The motor propulsion gives the impression it is floating on the surface.
  • Levelling. The quality of levelling compares very favourably with a hand finish.
  • Productivity. The screed beam can be operating by one person, which makes it a cost-effective way to finish your concrete slab.

About Burman Plant Hire

Burman Plant Hire has 25 years’ experience as a provider of hire services in Bedfordshire. We have built a reputation for providing top-quality equipment such as concrete finishing tools, as well as offering totally reliable customer service. Burman provides machine and operator hire, or a full installation service, if your contract requires it.

Want a guaranteed professional finish for your concrete every time? Hire or purchase concrete finishing tools from Burman Plant Hire – 01525 621180

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