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Concrete without cracks is nearly impossible to find much less achieve. The very nature of concrete is to crack somewhere, it is a mixture of concrete, aggregate, and water.

However improperly placed reinforcing and control joints are the leading factors to major cracking (3/8" and greater) in which case need to be treated.

Cracks are generally caused by the rapid evaporation of the water. Most cracks are aesthetic at best and present no load failure. Unless you are looking at a large crack, then you should contact a knowledgeable and experienced person involved in foundations. They would be able to give you a better explanation.

Reusing Plastic Pallets
Most corrugated or plastic pallets are reusable, however some companies prefer to purchase them new instead of used. The great thing about plastic pallets is that once they have become damaged or are considered no longer good for use, the material can be recycled. Because of this, you can always find a large selection of both used and new pallets constructed of plastic, wood or metal. Even with the ability to reuse and recycle, prices for pallets tend to go up and down with supply and demand.

Buying used forklifts
Purchasing electric used forklifts can be a wise business decision, as they are economical and more environmentally friendly than traditional gasoline-powered forklifts. Like electric cars, they are the machines of the future. While you might purchase a new electric forklift, you can find used, high-quality electric forklifts at great prices. Not only will the cost of a used electric forklift save you money, but over the years it will save you a large amount of money that you would have spent on fuel. How do you choose the right dealer to buy your forklift or forklift parts? First, choose a forklift dealer who will stand behind the products they sell. Second, find one who has a solid reputation of dependability. You will need a reliable machine to accomplish all the heavy duty tasks for the job intended. Third, you want a reliable dealer if you are buying a used fork truck. Dealers should take their job very seriously. The good news is that most forklift dealers understand the importance of the equipment they are selling and sell you quality machines they stand behind.

Best scissor lifts
Heavy machinery, including scissor lifts, can be very expensive, especially for a small company. It can also be challenging to find a well running piece of equipment. There are several Lift Machine Auctions around the nation, but how do you know which one will sell you a quality machine that is the best fit for your business? Mobile scissor lifts produced by industry leaders like JLG and Genie are among the best. Due to their maneuverability, they can park close to the work area. The number of scissor lifts being built that allow the lift to be driven while employees are working on the aerial platform is increasing.

Get the technological advantage
Using the most advanced technologies and equipment can set you apart and give you a competitive edge. However, computers, software, and other equipment are expensive, especially with the continuous upgrades and additions needed. This can make it unaffordable to stay on the leading edge. Equipment leasing, however, is a cost-effective solution. It will allow you to stay on top of the latest in innovative technologies without breaking your budget.

Buying a used or new boom lift
Buying a used boom lift can save you a lot of money. Purchasing a new boom lift can cost as much as several hundred thousand dollars, while buying used can save you up to fifty thousand dollars or even more. Many dealers will stand behind their used or reconditioned machines and provide you with warranties similar to those you would receive with a new machine.

Material data safety sheets
A material safety data sheet, or MSDS, contains the vital information on a specific substance, listing the properties, warnings, handling and cleanup procedures, and emergency information. A MSDS on every substance at a site is a mandatory component of workplace safety. MSDSs provide workers and emergency personnel with the correct procedures for safely working with specific substances. An MSDS includes the melting point, boiling point, and flash point of the substance, as well as its toxicity, health concerns, suggested first aid, reactivity, storage requirements, and correct disposal. The MSDS also notes whether any protective equipment or material handling equipment is required to handle the substance and what to do in the event of a spill. An MSDS is also required to include the name of a HAZMAT chemical's manufacturer


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