Concrete Screed Made in the U.S.A.

Made in the U.S.A. at Seaco Solutions, LLC based in Ada, OK we set out to design a Concrete Screed to solve some un-addressed problems in the industry, while doing so we found ourselves challenged at nearly every corner trying to maintain the Made in the U.S.A. status, even though things went a little slower and possibly cost just a little more, we feel that we did our small part to help our economy during a difficult time, and with that comes a GREAT deal of pride and quality. When we put the Made in the U.S.A. decal on each set of ApeArm Screeds we get to enjoy our efforts one piece at a time. It will be a truely meaningful event as each screed comes off the production line.

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Ultra Light Concrete Screed

 Don’t let the ultra Light weight fool you! When it comes to ApeArms Concrete Screed, it’s quite possibly the lightest Screed on the market, while at the same time we are trying to introduce the patented Power and Comfort behind it. The Screed will no doubt be nearly indestructible and yet so light. Weighing in at 2.6lbs per handle depending on model. With a Screed tool weighing only 5lbs for a “set” and while offering such power, comfort and versatility it will no doubt be a tool to consider for your concrete finishing needs. The handles, knuckles and telescopic shaft that hold the screed board will all snap together with high quality spring buttons, it can be easily broke down and put away into a tool box or bag. With it’s quick and easy to assemble and dismantle, the cleaning process becomes easier as well. We don’t see needing parts for this tool as being anything frequent but in the event parts are needed,  we will have them, so you can keep the tool forever with only needing to get a lost or occasional damaged part without needing to replace the whole set.

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Concrete Screeding Options

So many screeding problems and so few screed tools to address them. When screeding it’s obvious you wont always have that perfect tool for every situation you run into. It’s a smart idea to have at least a couple options at hand for the problematic common scenarios. Today screeds options are made anywhere from Truss type Screeds, Roller Screeds, 2×4 Screeds, Magnesium Screeds, Vibrating Screeds and so on…we have what seems like many options for any certain problem but the truth is we have far more screeding problems than tools to accommodate the many problems/situations that arise. Be sure to consider Apearms Screed as we are confident they will become a standard screeding option because of several factors, Price, Safety, Ability, and the many problems that they can easily tackle.

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Concrete Screed for Sale

There are many great Concrete screeds for Sale on the market today, They each seem to tackle something unique. Serious concrete contractors know when they see a Concrete Screed for sale they will need to at least consider it. No “one” screed offers every solution, although, we are proud of the fact we offer many options, configurations and solutions with Apearms screed. So, yes, we are another Concrete Screed for sale and you might consider checking us out. When you see Concrete Screeds for sale it’s pretty exciting because there are so few options on the market to challenge the laborious task.

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Seaco Solutions, LLC

Seaco Solutions, LLC is the proud manufacturer of Apearms Screed based in Oklahoma. At our headquarters here in Ada, OK, we manufacture and supply all Apearm screeds and Apearm screed parts, we provide product support that will be second to none, we will carry all parts, and service  for our customers. Our team of sales professionals are available to assist in anything realted to Apearms from sales to parts and even troubleshooting if it occurs. We will carry a small line of products that assist in the screeding process that compliments Apearms. We always offer advice and help to configure a screed package for your specific needs.  We have Magnesium Screed boards, Vibrating motor attachments and package deals. contact us today. 580-279-4571

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Choosing proper “slump” for concrete

Concrete’s mixture is paste and aggregate all mixed together. The paste is composed of cement and water that coats the sand and aggregate, when mixed all together, you have concrete! The mixed ratios are what makes the concrete workable and determines it’s integrity and quality. The various mixes and slump values also determine the workload on the workers.
Concrete Back, knee, wrist or even shoulder pain or injury.
becomes more and more difficult to place depending on the lower “slump” values, the lower the slump the more difficult it is to work and place. It’s very important to not fall into the “make it easier” mentality during this time, far to many workers raise the slump level to assist in the laborious task of spreading out concrete easier (understandably), but it comes at a cost! The higher (wetter) the slump the weaker the concrete is, it takes as much as twice the physical labor to place it when lower slumps are held. There is an art of finding the right slump to place it while it maintains it’s integrity along with easing the workload. Many workers in concrete have little choice when it comes to using the body to do this repetitive, awkward, high force type motions that will at some point create
Paying attention to this can increase the safety of an employee and also result in quality workmanship and product delivery. When concrete can be used with a higher slump value its easier to place because it will reduce the pulling efforts. Always use concrete with the highest slump that ensures quality while at the same time reduces unnecessary work. Worker safety and quality product can be achieved when using proper tools. Always search through specialty industry related tool supply houses for such products.

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Screed Tool

Concrete Screed Tools are evolving. Many contractors choose them for comfort while others choose them for the results. Today we have many Screed Tools to choose from that offer both. The ergonomical design of the Screed Tool is more user friendly today than it was years ago. The new Screed Tools can be used in an upright position and is faster, Safer and more effective in the leveling of concrete, resulting in a more desirable, professional finish to your Flatwork.
Today’s Screed Tools are making conventional methods of screeding concrete with the constant bending of back and knees, a thing of the past! When screeding and finishing concrete be sure to choose the best Screed Tool.

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What is a Concrete Screed?

Concrete screeds are tools that are used to flatten the surface of freshly poured concrete. Most commonly, screeds have  been a straight wooden 2×4 that is moved backwards manually as it levels.  This method is the most commonly used for several reasons, it can be used on any concrete and is readily available and does a good job as it has for a hundred years, There IS a reason its still used so widely even today.

 

Power Screeds are another option and work well when they are able to be used. Many company’s market motors that attach to the top of a 2×4  to make it vibrate. Vibration helps to separate the aggregate from the cream to help acquire a nice finish and to replace some of the physical  labor involved in smoothing out the concrete.This method needs to be done carefully as to not over vibrate.This process can ONLY vibrate, no taking the motor off for that smaller project that just needs a simple screeding. Vibrating/Power screeds should never be used on concrete with a slump exceeding 3 inches, so, you find yourself needing a 2×4.

Roller Screeds are usually an  aluminum tube that can spin/roll across a surface and level concrete. This type of unit gives a nice finish and is fairly easy to operate but has bulky, cumbersome parts to deploy and not always what is needed for moderate to small projects. A lot like the Power screed, it’s bulky and has gas and/or electric motors that can fail, not the best choice for covering the majority of various flat work.
Just about every screed on the market has it’s place and we don’t think any one screed will cover over all tasks 100% but if we could only choose one it would be Apearms.
Apearms can utilize the Vibrating option, or, the manual option, it has the best power when used without any vibrating and it has many configurations to meet the needs of most jobs, one can stand and not give up any control. Apearms are priced right for anyone to afford. They can easily become a Standard in the concrete industry

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