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Caring for Your Petrol Concrete Saw

Caring for Your Petrol Concrete Saw

There is nothing worse than starting a job and your tools aren't working properly. Caring for your tools is an important part of the profession and you can make your day-to-day tasks easier with routine maintenance.  Leave the serious repairs to a professional but regular maintenance can be easily achieved by you and your team. Simple daily, weekly and monthly tasks can increase the longevity of your tools and ensure they are used to their full capacity in a safe way. In this blog, Meiwa explores the ways in which you can care for your petrol concrete saw, from cleaning to...

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How to Pick the Right Plate Compactor for the Job

Boosting efficiency and making light work of the task at hand, a plate compactor is the ideal tool to add to your repertoire. Plate compactors can be used for small to medium-sized projects and come in all different shapes and sizes. With a range of compactors on the market, MEIWA wants to make your decision easier, so we’ve broken down exactly what you should look for when choosing your plate compactor.  What is a Plate Compactor? Having a sturdy, level ground is crucial in almost any environment. Creating the base for structures, foundations, concrete pads, driveways, trenches and so much...

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A Guide to Trench Rammers

Effective and versatile, trench rammers are the ideal tool to add to your repertoire. Packed with innovative features, these tools offer convenience in small spaces where you need to compact soil. The most important part of any project is to provide stability and structure. Ensuring your soil is compact provides a sturdy base, crucial for any build. Taking into account a multitude of factors from soil to job type, a trench rammer might be what your site is missing!  What is a Trench Rammer? Trench rammers are a versatile powerful tool, used to effectively compact soil. Ideal for compaction in...

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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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