Tulsa, OK (PressExposure) April 29, 2009 -- Do-it-yourselfers can now make an informed decision now that a new site has been rolled out! This site is dedicated to nothing but concrete hand tools. The idea is to give avid do-it-yourselfers enough knowledge to make a decision whether or not they should tackle large concrete projects alone or hire a professional. Are you thinking about adding on a new patio to your home for those back-yard barbeques?
So when planning a patio addition or running a sidewalk around the house here are the basic concrete hand tools needed for the job and there uses:
The Jointer or Groover: The purpose of this tool is to control the location of the cracks that "will" occur in the concrete.
The Edger: Edgers produce a radius along the "edge" of the concrete so it is safer and more resistant to chipping.
The Float: Floating should be done after edging and jointing to work the concrete into place and push the rough aggregate into the mix to leave a smoother finish.
The Trowel: The trowel should be the last concrete hand tool to be used. Most concrete will require more than one troweling. Also the angle of the trowel should be higher each time you go over the surface to produce a hard finish.
The Broom: This is tricky. Broom too early and it will leave an ugly finish and you have to trowel again. Broom too late and you cannot get the anti-slip finish desired.
While going over the site [http://www.myconcretetools.com] it was clear to me that there are many areas to consider before taking on a home project that involves concrete hand tools. There are even photos of actual concrete projects being finished and the concrete hand tools actually being used.
Home improvement enthusiasts can finally get the âhard factsâ of home concrete projects and the concrete tools needed to complete a project. The domain name speaks for itself.