Luckier companies and contractors have a little wiggle room for business expenses at the end of the year. There’s no better way to use up that budget than with concrete equipment that you can deduct from your year’s taxes via Section 179.

Runyon Surface Prep offers an extensive catalog of concrete tools for rent or purchase. This post will cover the best concrete surface tools to invest in long-term, and what they can do for your concrete business or rental facility. Looking to upgrade your equipment? Unsure what direction to go? Read on for help.

1. Walk-behind Concrete Floor Grinders

Concrete surface grinders are the cornerstone of the surface equipment list. From full flooring installations to simple repairs and light polishing, grinders have a wide range of practical uses. So, whether you need one for your warehouse or you have a team of workers ready for an upgrade, you’ll find the lifespan of quality floor grinder models is well worth the investment.

If your floor grinder is wearing out or you find yourself renting one on a regular basis, it may be time to shop around. Runyon carries our own brand of floor grinders as well as Rhino, HTC, CPS, and more. We also offer tooling for various applications.

2. Scarifiers

Up next: the concrete scarifier. Scarifiers are a necessity for businesses with the need of shaving off layers of concrete for repair, reinstallation, or replacement. Public municipalities also take advantage of scarifiers’ benefits by utilizing them in sidewalk and pathway repairs. Depending on your needs and environment, you’ll find scarifiers come in electric and gas models.

3. Shot Blasters

Similar to scarifiers, though not performing quite as deep or abrasive, shot blasters remove the topmost layer of concrete surfaces. Shot blasters are known for being a cost-effective method of surface removal. Depending on your settings, you can use shot blasters to remove very light layers of grease, paint rust, and dirt. If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your floors without a complete reinstallation, shot blasters can help you get there.

4. Dust Extractors

Dust extraction is one of the most vital measures you can take, especially if your business operates in the manufacturing or construction industries. Workers who regularly inhale concrete silica dust expose themselves to microscopic particles that can cause incurable lung diseases, cancer, and even kidney disease.

Industrial dust extractors may be stationed in your workspace or attached directly to abrasive concrete tools like shot blasters. Many also come equipped with accessible disposal systems when the tanks or bags are full, convenient for workers, and save on labor.

5. Power Trowels

Pardon the cliché- last but not least, the power trowel. When was the last time you invested in a new power trowel? There have been waves of innovations over the years, one, in particular, coming from our people – the magnetic preload system. This system enables easy switch-out of tooling grits when utilizing trowels for light polishing.

 Runyon’s trowels come in walk-behind or ride-on models.

Get It All From Runyon Surface Prep

Runyon Surface Prep aims to be a one-stop shop for all-things concrete surfaces. Our clients rely on our surface prep products to support them from job conception through completion. Have some room left on that expense budget to utilize but unsure where to turn? Feel free to reach out with any questions or see our product listing for more specifications and features.