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Allen’s Concrete Weapon (of Mass Construction) Has Landed in NZ

Allen’s Concrete Weapon (of Mass Construction) Has Landed in NZ

Allen’s Concrete Weapon (of Mass Construction) in NZ Allen Engineering Corporation is known as the global leader of high-quality and innovative concrete laying equipment. They’ve been supplying effective solutions for professional contractors for over 50 years, designing and manufacturing innovative equipment that solves major quality and productivity issues on professional contractor jobsites.    One of the latest releases into the NZ industry is the Allen TRTP255 Triple Roller Tube Paver. This machine allows you to lay higher quality slabs faster with less labour. Working ideally for lane paving of aircraft pavements and concrete roads. This newly released machine is here...

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The Benefits of Trench Rammers

The Benefits of Trench Rammers

When working on a residential or commercial construction site you should be working to achieve a high-level finish throughout every step, whether that means using paints for metals, durable cladding or creating a level foundation, you should be using the right tools to achieve this high standard.  In today's blog we’ll be going over the benefits of using a trench rammer on your construction site, to ensure these standards are met.  What is a Trench Rammer?  A trench rammer or earth rammer is a tool that works to compact or compress the soil beneath it, making it a hard and...

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What is Concrete Delamination and How Can it be Avoided?

What is Concrete Delamination and How Can it be Avoided?

Concrete delamination occurs when the paste layer of your concrete separates from the lower, hardening levels found in the slabs body. This usually occurs when your concrete slab is laid down on a day with rising temperatures. This is something that building supplies, concrete machinery and timing alone cannot prevent.   Today we’ll be going over the causes and prevention methods that you can use to decrease the risk of delamination on your work site.   What is Concrete Delamination?  Delamination usually affects the top inch of your slab. This can be because of improper finishing or a thin layer of water...

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How to Select the Right Compactor

Whether you’re looking for a fire & safety equipment, concrete compactor, or trench rammer, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Tradesmart NZ. At Tradesmart 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 Tradesmart 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...

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A Quick Guide to Concrete Cutting Equipment

In the course of supplying New Zealand’s concrete contractors with high-quality tools and building supplies, we’ve learned plenty about concrete cutting. Let’s start with the basics: a concrete saw or concrete cutter is a specialised power tool designed to cut through solid concrete, brick, masonry, tiles, asphalt, and other extremely hard and dense construction materials. Concrete cutters come in a variety of sizes and configurations, from small, hand-held tools to table-mounted saws and large, walk-behind cutters.  Concrete saws may use gasoline, pneumatic pressure, or electric motors to power the cutting mechanism and usually employ diamond saw blades. Walk-Behind Concrete Cutters...

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