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.
How about both?
It’s no lie that screeding concrete is hard work. If you have an employee that volunteers to do it, pay him more! But you will more than likely find yourself with the problem of everyone pointing to the “new guy”. Screeding concrete is hard, tools are expensive and at times are not worth the money or effort, typically they’re either an over or under performing tool. I can also tell you I know of a tool that will actually find that worker that will volunteer. I’m here to tell you it’s possible to find a tool that offers the power when needed as well as just the basics needed for many screeding projects. No kidding! This tool does everything I say it will do. It has power without the motor, yes, you can have a vibe motor attached but you can also take it off when you dont need it (try that with others)
The real hat trick here is the fact that Apearms Utility Patented Design has huge compounding benefits. The worker can press with the hands while lifting with the arms taking half the effort in each direction all while STANDING. He is literally pushing and pulling at the same time while creating an easier, safer workload, with twice the results….thats a free concrete finishing employee right there!
A worker can easily do twice the work for a happy boss with much less exerted energy for a happy employee. Happy Boss, Happy Employee, Easier, Safer workplace, twice the results, extremely affordable. What am I missing? We may need to limit the amount you can order. 😉