Machines Needed to Repour Your Concrete Driveway, Part 1

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If you’re a homeowner, the task of repouring your driveway is one that is almost inevitable. If you think about it, your driveway is something that you use at least twice a day, probably much more if you have more than one vehicle. You might park your car in your driveway, which is added pressure as well. And when you throw in the elements, such as rain, snow, sleet, and hail, your driveway takes quite the beating all year long. While you can hire a professional concrete company to come and repour your driveway, this is a DIY task that you can do yourself with the help of CAT equipment rentals from Wagner Equipment Co in Colorado, New Mexico, or west Texas.

Wagner Equipment Co helps both homeowners and business owners in all manners of construction, agricultural, mining, or forestry-related tasks, from DIY projects around your home or farm to major construction projects you are doing for your local town or city. We both sell and rent CAT equipment, as well as offer every service you will need along the way, including CAT parts and service. Below, we’ll take a look at what machines you will need to repour your driveway. Contact us today to get started!

MACHINES NEEDED TO REPOUR YOUR DRIVEWAY

Jackhammer

Before you can repour your concrete, you’ll have to remove the old concrete. This will require some sort of demolition. Most homeowners will prefer to rent a jackhammer. A jackhammer is a hand-held pneumatic or electro-mechanical tool that is essentially a chisel that is then forcefully hammered into the ground. Some are powered by compressed air; others by electric motors. The nice thing about jackhammers is that they are relatively small and easy to learn to use. Wagner Equipment Co sometimes has used jackhammers for rent, so you’ll have to give us a call to check availability. However, our Wagner Rental Store does rent out Electric Jackhammers, so call them for availability.

Another option that we usually recommend (even to homeowners) is to use our hydraulic hammers that are attachments to bigger pieces of CAT equipment, such as skid steers or backhoes. These attachments are powerhouses, quickly taking care of your driveway in a matter of minutes (depending on size) instead of hours if you were to use a smaller jackhammer. Plus, some of our jackhammer attachments come with enclosed bodies that help to eliminate the noise that is associated with such pounding. One of these is our H95Es Hydraulic Hammers from Caterpillar. When you rent a skid steer, backhoe, or other small excavator from us, you will be amazed at just how fast demoing your driveway will be. We have over two dozen types of hydraulic hammers to choose from to fit your needs. Browse our selection today!

Truck

After you demo your concrete driveway, you will most likely have a bunch of pieces of concrete strewn about your yard. You’ll need to remove these before you can proceed on your new concrete driveway pour. The best way is to use a pickup truck. Wagner Equipment Co offers On-Highway Truck rentals for your convenience. Our CT681 is made for hauling heavy loads, featuring a set-forward axle-model and a super comfortable cab for the driver. With great suspension and huge fuel tanks, and our bumper-to-bumper support, this truck will go all day long if need be (but if you’ve partnered with us and rented a skid steer or a backhoe with a hydraulic hammer, it won’t be all day).

Excavating

Now that we’ve got all of the old concrete out of the way, it’s time to excavate! For many, this is their favorite part of the job because you get to dig, and this process brings back memories of childhood. After all, in your day-to-day life, how often do you get to take time off and play in the dirt (which, if you asked any professional landscape, demolition, or construction professional, they’d admit that this is the primary reason they do what they do)?

Here at Wagner Equipment Co, we’ve got your need to channel your inner child covered with a wide variety of heavy duty machines that will help you dig up your driveway site and get it ready to have new concrete poured. For residential use, our smaller excavators will probably be better since they are more maneuverable (however, we’re not going to stop you if you want to rent our  biggest excavator just so you can dig till your heart’s content).

Our backhoe loader is a great choice to meet the needs of this concrete job. This piece of heavy-duty machinery is really two in one. It is fitted with a shovel/bucket on one end that is perfect for digging up old driveways, and on the other end it is a front-end loader, capable of moving dirt, grading dirt, and even helping you pick up your heavy old concrete demo rocks to load in the back of your truck. This CAT equipment rental can be used with a hydraulic hammer as well, so you truly only need to rent a backhoe and a hydraulic hammer for this demo/preparation part of your driveway pour.

Wagner Equipment Co offers a wide variety of backhoes you can choose from, including our 420F2/420F2 IT Backhoe Loader. This amazing piece of machinery was designed with the operator in mind, with all of the auxiliary controls using thumb rollers and an additional smooth 6th gear on an autoshift transmission. Truly, once you get going in this piece of CAT equipment, you won’t want to stop.

If you are looking for just an excavator, Wagner Equipment Co offers those as well in many makes and models to suit your needs. These mini-excavators are compact and are very easy to use in tight spaces, which is perfect for your tight subdivision. In fact, you will be amazed at how small these guys get. In fact, our smallest, the 300.9D Mini Hydraulic Excavator is described as “cute” in terms of a cuddly kitten. However, don’t let this excavator’s size fool you; it will get the job done and earn you cuteness points amongst you clients. As a lower price-point, this piece of CAT equipment is quickly becoming a favorite for those who don’t want the cost of a full-sized excavator, but they do want the capability. Explore all of our excavators today!

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CHOOSING WAGNER EQUIPMENT CO AS YOUR GO-TO DEMOLITION EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER

There is something inherently satisfying with DIY projects, which, besides the cost savings of hiring a professional contractor, is one of the main driving forces of their popularity. When you undertake and complete a DIY project, you feel a sense of accomplishment and a sense of pride that you were able to do something that you never had before.

When you partner with Wagner Equipment Co in Colorado, New Mexico, and west Texas, you’ll be able to accomplish all of your DIY residential projects. We have almost every piece of heavy machinery you will need to make your DIY project faster, more efficient, and overall easier. Our CAT equipment rentals are top-notch and set the standard in the industry. Backed by our amazing parts store and field service technicians, you can rest assured that your piece of machinery is taken care of and maintained. 

Our mission here at Wagner Equipment Co is to help you add beauty to your environment and home by supplying the equipment you need for the job. We offer daily, weekly, or monthly rental rates on all of your heavy duty CAT equipment in order to make it easier and more affordable for you. We pride ourselves on living out our values of teamwork, excellence, accountability, safety, integrity, and communication in action. We promise to treat you how we want to be treated, and when you partner with us, you can be guaranteed that you will get the best.

If you are looking to learn more, we also offer an amazing training program in order to teach you all about the service aspect of our CAT equipment (and once you drive our CAT equipment, you will most likely be hooked!). Our customer support team has got all of your needs covered. Should you be in the middle of demoing your driveway and you have a question, give us a call. We can walk you through the steps to take if you want your machine to do something, or just offer advice on what next step to take. Know that when you contract with us for a CAT equipment rental, your support won’t end. We’re here for you every step of the way.

If you decide to invest in one of our magnificent (or cute) pieces of CAT equipment for work around your home, we offer financing. We periodically offer specials, such as 0% financing as well for certain terms, which you can take advantage of. We understand how addicting the fun of using our heavy equipment can be.

For your next concrete repour or other DIY project around your home, visit one of our CAT equipment stores in Colorado, New Mexico, or west Texas, or reach out to us today!