The Concrete Network
Find Products & Manufacturers
Concrete Tools
Concrete Tools Home
Spreaders
Straightedges (for strikeoff or screeding)
Tampers
Bull Floats and Darbies
Edgers
Groovers
Hand Floats
Trowels
Fresnos
Power Tools for Concrete
Miscellaneous Tools
Choosing the Best Tool for the Job
Buyer's Guide to Concrete Finishing Tools: Tips for choosing top-quality tools that will perform well job after job
Must-Have Tools for Exterior Concrete: The five tools outdoor concrete contractors can’t live without
Five Must-Have Tools for Decorative Flooring Contractors Create eautiful decorative concrete floors with these five tools
Five Must-Have Tools for Concrete Countertop Contractors
Related Information:
Slip Industries Makes Finishing Tools that Last
Pouring and Finishing Tool Videos: See demonstrations of floating, troweling, edging, and more
Concrete Finishing Tips: Creating a high-quality slab
Product Feature:The Bucket Lid, a Dust Containment System
Contractors' Favorite Concrete Tools: What they use and why they like them
Product Newsletter: Sign up today to receive monthly updates

Come-a-Long Tool Demonstration
Time: 01:56
Learn the proper use of using a come-a-long tool.

The purpose of spreading fresh concrete is to place concrete as close as possible to finish level to facilitate straightedging/screeding the concrete.

Short handled, square-ended shovels are recommended for spreading concrete. A come-along (a tool that looks like a hoe and has a long straight edged blade) can also be used. Do not use a round edge shovel for spreading concrete since it does not spread the concrete evenly.

Any spreader used should be rigid enough to push and pull wet concrete without bending: Normal concrete weighs approximately 150 pounds per cubic foot.

Placing Concrete


Featured Products
Rattle Stick Concrete Tools.
Site
ConcreteNetwork.com
, Rattle Stick Concrete Tools Add useful vibration to floats, screeds and more.
Scarab
Site
ConcreteNetwork.com
, WerkMaster Scarab Octi-Disc™ Technology for floors, walls, and stairs.
Site
ConcreteNetwork.com
, Magvibe Pro High frequency vibration tool. Bolts onto your floats.
 Kraft Concrete Float 24" X 3.25"
Site
ConcreteNetwork.com
, Kraft Concrete Float 24" x 3.25" Lightweight magnesium float for small areas of concrete.
Marshalltown Trowel
Site
ConcreteNetwork.com
, Marshalltown Trowel Comes with Dura-Soft handle for comfortable use.
Stainless Steel Groover
Site
ConcreteNetwork.com
, Stainless Steel Groover Allows for sharp grooves with leading edge.
Find Products & Manufacturers