Whether concrete specialists are performing a big or a small project, residential or commercial, there are certain tools that all contractors working with concrete must have. The right tools for the job will ensure that the work is completed to the best possible standard and that the concrete contractors can work as efficiently as possible.

At Stephens & Smith Construction Company, our concrete specialists use the best materials, supplies, and tools to ensure that we always deliver the most quality results possible. Whether we are pouring driveways, creating decorative (stained, stamped, stenciled) concrete, polishing concrete, or performing flatwork concrete services, you rest assured that our concrete contractors will have the below tools of the trade with them.

Protective Gear

At Stephens & Smith Construction Company, we believe in keeping our concrete specialists, customers, and the general public safe when working in the Lincoln and Omaha areas. Whether it’s eye protection, dust masks, gloves, boots, or high-visibility clothing, personal protective equipment (PPE) is crucial on every construction site.

Concrete Rakes and Shovels

You will be hard-pressed to find concrete contractors that don’t use a concrete rake or shovel. These tools are essential to the concrete industry, helping our Lincoln and Omaha concrete teams move concrete, fill voids, and add additional concrete into any depressions.


A screed is a long straightedge or tubing used to level a concrete slab and make it flat and smooth. At Stephens & Smith Construction Company, we use screeds regularly to get the best possible results for all our concrete projects, big, small, and everything in-between.

Wheelbarrows and Buggies

A wheelbarrow is a critical piece of equipment for all concrete specialists. Our staff use wheelbarrows to transport sand and concrete around the residential or commercial project site. Steel wheelbarrows are usually preferred because of their additional strength and durability.


Carrying water to where you will be mixing concrete is difficult without a bucket. Buckets are also helpful to concrete contractors as they can use them to mix products, carry materials, and move tools on a busy site.


Our concrete specialists rely on a tool called a concrete float, which is used to embed large aggregate, fill depressions, and flatten the surface for a smoother finish. This is typically done immediately after the concrete has been screeded.

Concrete Saws

Many types of saws are traditionally found on a concrete job site, depending on what the job scope entails. From traditional wet cut saws to early entry soff-cut saws, concrete contractors use various types of power saws along with hand cutting tools to minimize random cracking of concrete slabs.

Laser Levels and Total Stations

Nowadays, laser levels are the industry standard for correctly setting grades and leveling forms when doing concrete work. Compared with traditional string lines, laser levels and total stations do not get in the way on the job site and remain accurate and precise over longer distances.

Concrete-Specialty Tools

There is a range of additional tools such as walk-behind trowels, polishers, grinders, power screeds, power drills, hammers, vibrators, and plate compactors on any residential or commercial concrete project. With each project, big or small, professional concrete contractors select specialized tools that help ensure the concrete work looks great and stands the test of time. 

Speak To Our Concrete Specialists Today

Working in the concrete industry since 1971, Stephens & Smith Construction Company understands the importance of using the right tools to get the best result. Contact us to find out how our concrete specialists can help you get the results you want from your next concrete project.

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