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How Deep Should You Be Cutting Concrete?

How Deep Should You Be Cutting Concrete?

Despite the heavy-duty tools required, cutting concrete is delicate business. Artfully curated from experience, there are many factors to consider when cutting concrete. Understanding your site and the role your external factors can play in cutting concrete is crucial. With an array of aspects to consider when determining the depth of your cut, it’s not as simple as it looks. From weather conditions to using the correct concrete saw, ensuring you have in-depth knowledge before starting is crucial.  Methods of Cutting Concrete  Wet cutting When concrete is cut, silica dust can be produced. This dust can be detrimental to your...

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What You Need to Know About Cutting Control Joints

What You Need to Know About Cutting Control Joints

Like any liquid, fresh concrete forms and conforms to the structure it is poured into and fills. However, unlike most liquids, concrete gradually solidifies, hardens, and shrinks. During this process, concrete is vulnerable to cracking, and these cracks can often appear in undesirable positions and appear unsightly. Rather than let all your hard work go to waste, control joints can be used to force these cracks to appear along the cut, rather than in some other obvious spot. For this reason, anyone working with larger concrete pours needs a petrol concrete saw to introduce cuts into poured concrete before it’s...

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Your Guide to Using Concrete & Masonry Saws

When you need a tool to cut through hard concrete and masonry materials on your job site, like concrete, asphalt, brick & block, you will need an electric table saw or a high quality petrol concrete saw. If you’re a landscaper, concrete layer or brick layer, you use these regularly for expansion cuts in concrete or to cut through bricks and paving blocks. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility, and that applies to all saws from the small electric table saw to the large walk-behind concrete saws. With that in mind, we’ve put together a...

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Roller vs Plate Compactor. What Should You Choose?

Do you need high quality machinery for a drainage job, to cut concrete, or compact a sub base or asphalt lay on your construction site? MEIWA can help. We stock the full range of MEIWA construction equipment here in NZ, from trench rammer, to concrete saws, to vibrating rollers, to plate compactors. However, if you’re looking to compact and smooth down large areas of tough materials like asphalt, cement, or road gravel, then you’re going to need a heavy-duty roller or plate compactor. In this blog, we will dive into the differences between the two, so you can make the...

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How to Select the Right Compactor

Whether you’re looking for a concrete cutting saw, concrete compactor, or trench rammer, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Meiwa NZ. At Meiwa we get tonnes of questions about how to choose the right construction machine for the application, but especially “how do I select the right concrete compactor?” Whether it’s a driveway or commercial car park, paving and road work is a challenge. You need a Meiwa compactor to make the job faster, easier, and safer. But which one do you choose? Plate vs Roller Concrete Compactors There are three main types of compactors available:plates, rollers and rammers....

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