Anyone who knows concrete knows a large pour can be unpredictable. Many factors play into a smooth-running pour, and for Milis Flatwork, Kaukauna, WI, a well-planned job, well-trained staff and reliable, high-performance equipment all contribute to a profitable day’s work.
After working together for years to build a new arena, the City of Sacramento, CA and their professional basketball team, the Sacramento Kings will soon have a 17,000 seat, multi-use facility in the heart of downtown. One of the many local contractors on the Sacramento Entertainment & Sports Center (ESC) project, Urata & Sons Concrete, Inc. of Ranch Cordova, CA is handling the majority of the concrete work.
In 1979, Arie Van Wyk founded Van Wyks, Inc, a company specializing in commercial, residential and agricultural concrete foundations and solid poured walls throughout Southeastern WI. It grew quickly from a one-man operation to the most experienced poured-wall contractor in the area with over 75 employees.
Since its original construction in 1914, the Panama Canal has been a source of high economic value and pride for Panamanians. The Canal gives passage to an estimated 15,000 vessels and 280 million tons of cargo annually. Despite the Canal running around the clock at 90 percent of its maximum capacity, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) could not keep up with traffic and some ships had to wait several days for passage.
Having had such success in achieving these super flat floors, Birdwell can attest that the best equipment with the latest technology, is key. For this reason, Birdwell turns to Wacker Neuson’s large flatwork product line to meet his goals of completing the project on time, on budget and exceeding Floor Flatness (Ff) specifications.
Power trowels are used for floating and finishing large concrete slabs or on concrete that is too stiff to otherwise handle utilizing manual tools. Compared to ordinary hand tools, power trowels significantly increase production and reduce costs by their ability to finish more square footage of a slab area per day. At the same time they improve quality of the concrete surface and help to maintain flatness on the slab.
Wacker Neuson’s customer of many years, Ready Betontechnik, an industrial flooring specialist operating across the whole of Europe, recently produced over 2,200 square meters of floor installation and smoothing for a production and warehousing facility in Lauterecken near Kaiserslautern. The efficient floor smoothing and polishing work was carried out using the Wacker Neuson power trowels CRT 36 and CRT 48, which provide exceptionally high performance and user friendliness.
No contractor wants to receive that dreaded call-back to inspect failing concrete poured during the winter. It’s costly to replace damaged concrete not properly protected in cold-weather conditions. Most costly can be the damage sustained to the contractor’s reputation.
Efficiency and cost-effectiveness are vital factors for the German contractor BTH (Boden-Technik-Hehl). Precision work according to a specific time plan is absolutely essential on concrete job sites, since the concrete has to be processed as quickly as possible. BTH uses up to six Wacker Neuson ride-on trowels for a major project in Mühldorf, Upper Bavaria. Approximately 80,000 m² of flooring for a production and assembly hall need to be troweled.