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Remove Faster News is a publication that shares best practices and information to help anyone looking for a faster and easier way to prepare hard surfaces. To subscribe free, please click here. To submit your ideas or feedback, please click here. To join the Xtreme Removal Team, please click here.

Get to Know SMITH in 5

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.
 
 

High Powered FS351 Diamond Groover for Sale in Texas

FS351 diamond groover for sale in Texas

If you are looking for a high performance floor or pavement prep machine at a great price, this low hour machine is available from a SMITH customer in Texas. The following are two videos the owner has taken from his project. Since the job is completed he would like to sell his machine immediately.

For details please  call or contact your SMITH representative or fill out the form below:

 




ATSSA – Puerto Rican Road Safety Colleagues needs help

Message from ATSSA  – Puerto Rican Road Safety Colleagues Need Your Help

Dear Florida ATSSA Chapter members,

It has been four weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, damaging homes, businesses, roads and destroying the island’s power grid.

ATSSA is reaching out to Florida Chapter members to assist an industry colleague, Mr. Hector Davila, owner of Road Marks Corp, the leading pavement striping company in Puerto Rico.  Prior to founding Road Marks, a family owned business in 1994, his father was an active ATSSA member in the 1970s.

Due to a host of extreme infrastructure challenges rebuilding the island, pavement-marking work will not be a priority in the foreseeable future, therefore Mr. Davila and possibly others are considering moving to the mainland in search of opportunities to support their families.

If your company can assist Mr. Davila, kindly reach out to him directly by email hdavila@ymail.com or by phone 787-501-0062. For more information about Road Marks Corp, click here.

Thank you Steven Smith, SMITH Manufacturing for sharing this story:  http://www.smithmfg.com/news/stripers-can-help-save-hector-davila-road-marks-puerto-rico/

To contact ATSSA member engagement, email memberservices@atssa.comor call 540-376-3881.

 
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