Category: Blog

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 […]

Understanding F-Numbers for Super Flat Floors

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best Leveling Instruments in the Concrete Industry

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 […]

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 […]

5 Concrete 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 […]

How Easy Are Laser Screeds to Use?

Part of the reason that laser screed machines are so popular by concrete professionals is because they are extremely easy to use. Laser Screeds have the ability to save contractors time and money by reducing labor costs and increasing daily productivity. In case you were wondering how Laser Screeds have become extremely popular for concrete […]

How Laser Screeds Boost Productivity

There have been numerous advancements in the concrete industry since its inception. Today, concrete professionals are able to utilize technology that increases productivity and quality across the board. Laser screeds, for example, boost productivity by reducing time spent on individual projects, as well as getting the job done correctly on the first attempt. In case […]

What is a Wide Placement Slab?

If you are new or unfamiliar with the concrete construction industry, it can be somewhat difficult to learn all of the related terms and definitions that come along with this exciting field. Here at Somero, we are passionate about what we do and strive to inform others of our products and services to the best […]