HOW IT WORKS: PRESSURE WASHERS

For a long time, I used a pressure washer without ever trying to understand what goes into making it tick. Honestly, do we even need to know how a pressure washer works to use it? Well, no you don’t need to understand the mechanism of pressure washing but having this knowledge will help in troubleshooting simple problems at home. Spark plug issues, drop in pressure, sudden loss of water flow and similar issues are difficult to diagnose if you have no idea about the workings of a pressure washer.

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THE BENEFITS OF RENTING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Ah, the lure of that shiny, new backhoe loader! But before you pay out hard cash for the privilege of being its proud owner, it may be worth thinking about renting rather than buying. Money is always a key consideration, but so are risk and opportunity. The rent-or-buy decision has an impact on all three. The market for renting construction equipment has increased in recent years. The list of advantages below explains why.

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KEY COMPACTION TIPS

In any type of construction, it’s often your base or foundation that determines the long-lasting success of your project. The more compact and dense your building base is, the more likely it will be stable and secure in the future. Compaction is the process of compressing various ground materials to reach a certain level of hardness and density. Two of the most common machines used in construction for compaction are Rammers and Plate Compactors.

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MAXIMIZE YOUR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING POWER - SECTION 179

Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.

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STANDARD PITCH VS. EASY-PITCH - WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU USE ON YOUR WALK BEHIND TROWEL?

When talking about Walk Behind Power Trowels, the term"pitch" is referring to the angle that the trowel blades sit against the floor. The pitch of the blades should change as the finishing process progresses, and the concrete changes. In the past, there was a standard way that you pitched trowel blades, but over the years other ways have been developed. Depending who you talk to will determine which answer you get on what ways are the best. At the end of the day it comes down to preference.

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