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A Guide to Concrete Demolition and Removal

A Guide to Concrete Demolition and Removal

Whether you have a footpath, an old driveway or terrace, or an asphalt surface that needs to be removed, you’ll need to consider the best course of action when it comes to concrete demolition and removal. You’ll be utilising tools such as a concrete saw or jackhammer depending on how big the job is. Using a range of equipment can facilitate safe breakage and removal of any concrete surface to then allow you to progress to the next stage of your project. The demolition of concrete is a crucial part of the preparation lifecycle that needs to be carefully considered....

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Finding the Right Rammer Compactor

Finding the Right Rammer Compactor

Although traditional, early designs of rammers often featured incredibly heavy posts in order to pound into the ground, advancements in technology now mean that the rammers of today’s world can guarantee ease of use and operator comfort as well as the ability to achieve maximum impact force. This is of course necessary in order to consolidate cohesive soils. Luckily, this is something that you can achieve easily with our rammers here at Meiwa, where we are honoured to be the NZ compaction equipment suppliers of high-performance equipment featuring innovative Japanese technology. Following the upgrades to rammers over the years, including...

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Why you should invest in a concrete saw

Why you should invest in a concrete saw

If you are needing to cut concrete slabs, asphalt, or concrete in general for any reason, the best method to do this is with a specifically designed concrete saw, that has a wet-cutting diamond blade. While it may seem obvious to most, you don’t want to try to cut concrete with any other regular saw. As their blades, motors and overall design won’t be suited to the task at hand.

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Not All Compactors Are Equal

Not All Compactors Are Equal

When everyone is claiming they have best products on the market, how can you tell who is speaking the truth, and who is trying to pull the wool over your eyes? This happens in all industries. Even in the compaction equipment game. The first question to ask is – Where is it made? Any experienced contractor knows full-well the consistent quality and reliability of Japanese equipment. On the other hand, we all know that some other countries have a reputation of quite the opposite. Knowing which type of compaction equipment, you need for your job at hand is just as...

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Keeping down-time down and performance up.

Don’t let the lack of maintained cost you money. “A well oiled and cared for machine works much harder and longer than any other machine” Whether you have had your reversible plate compactor for a week, month or a year. You want to keep it working for as long as you can with just a few quick maintenance breaks in between. For this to happen you need to keep an eye on the engine, the oil levels and the belt and cable tensions. As these are the main reasons why your reversible plate compactor may experience that preventable unwanted breakdown...

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