Category: Blog

Five Reasons You Need a Self-Leveling Head System (SLS)

In a world with options, Somero® is proudly offers a Self-Leveling Head System (SLS). What is it and why should you care? Here’s five reasons a SLS should be included on your next Laser Screed® machine purchase: The SLS automatically maintains the proper height relationship among the vibrator, auger, and plow blade. It does this by… Read more »

Our Mission: Your Success

It all starts with “why?” Our mission revolves around a simple question, “Why do we exist?”.  For every Somero employee, the answer is clear. We work hard to deliver world-class products and services because we’re passionate about your success. Everyday we strive to ensure our customers achieve their business and profitability goals. Ultimately, our goal if… Read more »

Why You Should Upgrade to the New Somero® 3-D Profiler System®!

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At the World of Concrete Somero was proud to release a new update for our 3-D Profiler System® focused on one goal: making our programs simpler and more user-friendly. What do you need to know about our new system and how it differs from the old? Read on to see all the awesome features that… Read more »

Two Reasons to Buy a Somero Now

The end of 2016 is fast approaching. Which is why now is the time to buy a Somero Laser Screed machine. Here’s are two reasons you shouldn’t wait until next year: SECTION 179 Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during… Read more »

Understanding F-Numbers

When it comes to concrete slab construction, F-Numbers are the metric for quality. They consist of the concrete floor flatness (FF) and floor levelness (FL). To pour concrete properly, you have to have a good understanding of what these numbers mean because they can improve the quality of your jobs. This is why the American Concrete Institute requires F-number measurements… Read more »

Three Tips for Effective Crew Management

On any job, there are a number of things that can impact your profitability. Completing work on time and within budget is just the start, as failures quickly add labor costs. The most profitable jobs also have reliable equipment that doesn’t break down. After all, broken-down machinery brings the job to a screeching halt. You also need the proper permits and… Read more »

3 Tips to Avoid Construction Job Site Theft

One of the banes of construction job sites includes theft. Unfortunately, as a result of lenient penalties, opportunity, and low detection rates, it happens to most contractors at one time or another. According to the National Equipment Registry’s 2014 Theft Report, the average stolen piece of equipment costs $46,273!  In 2014 over $6 million dollars’ worth… Read more »

The Best Leveling Instruments in the Concrete Industry

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As the concrete industry has improved with technology, the best leveling instruments have become laser screed machines. More traditional screeding techniques, such as using a straight edge, can’t offer the same accuracy that laser screed machines produce. Part of this is because technology is more accurate than the human hand. Tools like the Somero Floor Levelness System® can… Read more »

The Importance of Support When Purchasing a Laser Screed

As the worldwide leader in concrete leveling equipment, we strive to provide all of our customers — no matter where they are in the world — with the best possible 24/7 support and annual service agreements. But just saying that doesn’t really mean much until you’re in a position where you need help. Here are… Read more »

5 Sales Tips for Concrete Contractors

Because we work in such a unique hands-on business, the techniques to selling your concrete product are nuanced to the industry. So if you’re looking to grow your concrete business, some of the following sales and marketing tips may help! 1. Sell Value Many customers will appear to only look at the bottom line. “What’s… Read more »