What to Look for in a Concrete Dust Extractor

What to Look for in a Concrete Dust Extractor

Dust from crushed or ground concrete contains a hazardous particle known as crystalline silica. This particle is especially hazardous to those working in concrete surface preparation and everyday concrete worksites. Many workers in these industries risk exposure to...
Why You Must Clean Concrete Surfaces Before Preparation

Why You Must Clean Concrete Surfaces Before Preparation

The cleaning step is one of the most important measures you can take when preparing a surface for installation or renovations. Yet, it’s not uncommon—even for professionals—to have missteps or even skip this step altogether, especially if the surface appears clean to...
When to Use a Power Trowel on Your Concrete Floor

When to Use a Power Trowel on Your Concrete Floor

Power trowels are primarily used in surface preparation to apply smooth finishes to concrete slabs. This machine has assisted professionals with concrete surface work for over several decades and continues to evolve with the times. Not only can use a power trowel for...
Should I Shot Blast or Grind My Concrete Surface?

Should I Shot Blast or Grind My Concrete Surface?

Before getting into the specifics of each approach to surface removal, you should first note that grinding is not universally preferred over shot blasting or vice versa. So, there is no one blanket answer to the question: Should I shot blast or grind my concrete...
Indoor vs. Outdoor Surface Prep and Coatings

Indoor vs. Outdoor Surface Prep and Coatings

Whether you’re talking about excessive UV exposure outside, poor ventilation inside, or issues with maintaining a consistent temperature for bonding, there are a plethora of potential influences that can affect the final outcome of your work. While the goals remain...
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