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Get to Know SMITH in 5

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Get to know SMITH in 5

Get to Know SMITH in 5

SMITH can help you better prepare your concrete and asphalt surfaces so they become safer and sustainable. The answers to these 5 most commonly asked customer questions will help you get to know SMITH.


1.) What is SMITH Equipment used for?
Every day, a SMITH is used to successfully:

  • Remove failed coatings, contaminants, coverings, or overlays
  • Prepare surfaces with the correct profiles (SP1 – 10) to promote mechanical bond strength
  • Erase striping without grooves or undulations on the final surface
  • Groove-inlay surfaces to recess markings below the surface for longer life
  • Level and smooth down sidewalk or walkway tripping hazards fast
  • Shave down surfaces to prevent micro-cracking for new coatings, overlays, or polishing concrete
  • Reduce high spots that trap water
  • SMITH any existing hard surface correctly for the next required step
 
 
2.) Does SMITH make every equipment size and style? 
SMITH makes a gas, electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic-powered machine to fit every size job and budget.  
From the handheld FS050 Scarifiers and FS150 Rotary Erasers, to the walk-behind, self-propelled, ride-on, and skid-attachment FS and SPS Surfacers, to the no-groove X-Series Rotary Power Erasers. All machines, with the proper cutter tools, will help you achieve all 10 surface profiles on concrete or asphalt. All SMITH machines are also equipped with dust-free vacuum ports to attach to SMITH or other HEPA vacuums.
 
 
3.) How can SMITH help me if I already own a grinder, planer, scarifier, crack router, diamond shaver, or traffic-line remover?
SMITH ultra-premium-life cutters, drums, and wear components fit all popular machines. Using SMITH components will help you remove faster and more cost-effectively with less downtime. We can also provide you with details on how to achieve better surface profile finishes with our SMITHing process.
 
 
4.) What is the SMITHing process?
SMITHing is the highest quality method of the concrete or asphalt surface-preparation process. Proper surface preparation by SMITHing will decontaminate the top surface layer, then create the right surface profile without micro-cracks. SMITHing to the correct SP 1 – SP10 profile pattern assures that whatever is applied on top of the prepared surface will mechanically bond deep into the surface to permanently hold the new binder, coating, overlay, or repair material.
 
 
5.) What if I don’t own a machine and want to do the work myself, or hire a licensed contractor?
SMITH can assist you with specifications to help best meet your job expectations. If you want to do the work yourself, SMITH can help you locate a rental company. Looking to hire a quality contractor experienced in surface preparation? SMITH can help you find a contractor to fit your budget.
 
Should you have other questions and would like to know how SMITH can help you, please contact a SMITH Representative today.
 
SMITH builds fast, easy-to-use surface-preparation equipment and ultra-premium life cutter tools for hard-working contractors since 1990. SMITH equipment and the SMITHing process helps contractors prepare roads, bridges, airfields, factories and walkways to be safer and sustainable.
 
 

SMITHing at Excon Peru

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Excon Peru

SMITHing in Peru at Excon 2017

SMITH Surface-Prep Solutions is currently in Lima, Peru for Excon 2017.  Our Distributor, Edipesa is promoting the benefits of SMITHing for safer, more sustainable surfaces at their exhibit.  Are you going to Excon?  If so, stop by to SMITH and Win with Roger and Juan.

See you in Peru!


APWA Public Works Expo Invitation

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

APWA PWX

Visit SMITH at Booth #1309 APWA Florida Public Works Expo!

We invite you to visit us at the APWA Public Works Expo in Orlando, FL booth #1309, August 27-28, and discover how SMITHing makes a difference when it comes to safer, sustainable surfaces on your walkways, bikeways, and roadways.

At the APWA Public Works Expo, you can demonstrate the most technologically advanced equipment for reducing sidewalk trip hazards, removing pavement markings without damaging sensitive surfaces, and preparing surfaces with the right profiles to assure that new coatings last!


SPIN AND WIN A SMITH!

Take a chance at spinning the 10-profile prize wheel (getting the right 10 surface profiles when preparing asphalt and concrete surfaces is critical to performance). In less than what it takes to spin the wheel, we can show you why getting the right surface profile matters.

When it lands, you’ll have a chance to win the grand prize SMITH FS050 for your agency, a $1043 value, FREE! This handy tool is a simple but powerful surface preparator, ideal for punch work, touchups, and correcting surface imperfections.

After you enter the convention center, follow this map to booth #1309, then ask a SMITH Rep to spin the wheel. A few minutes later, you’ll have all the details you need to create safer, sustainable surfaces… and lasting memories.

The fun is waiting for you at the SMITH exhibit – no purchase necessary. See you in Orlando!

 
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