Protect Your Foundations With Power Concrete Vibrators
Concrete vibrators are used to reduce air pockets that can form during the pouring of concrete. These air pockets can be detrimental to the structure of your concrete as they can allow water in, and they make the concrete prone to breaks and cracks. Vibrating your concrete is always highly recommended, giving you a better result that will last a lot longer, and meet all building codes. If you’re on the search for a concrete vibrator, eBay has a range of options available.
About power concrete vibrators
There are three parts to a concrete vibrator:
- The motor: for power operated vibrators, the motor is designed to vibrate the whip’s core – often at a rate of over 8,000 spins per minute.
- The whip: ranges in length from 3ft to 20ft and stretches the vibration from the motor to the head. When buying, this is the most critical component that you want high quality.
- The head: generally ranges in diameter from one inch to three inches and is usually made of rubber so it doesn’t chip or break during vibration.
Concrete vibrators are also available in gas, but the electric type are often more preferred as they have a higher RPM – this means they remove the air pockets more efficiently. Power vibrators are also smaller, so they’re easier to manage, but still pack a punch and can whip up to a maximum length of 20 feet.
Internal or external
You can buy both internal and external types, with internal vibration causing the concrete to vibrate from within the formwork, while external vibration causes the formwork to vibrate from the outside.
Whatever option you choose, before you hit BUY NOW you need to consider three main factors: how often are you going to need it, how powerful do you want it, and how big do you want it to be? If you don’t know how to use it properly, make sure you undergo proper training as well. If you don’t do it properly, you could end up with rock pockets or holes in your concrete, leading to problems long-term.