• More On What A-1 Equipment Rental Center Has To Offer You

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    It is hard work to keep your property looking great. Yet, access to commercial rental tools can help to ease the strain and reduce the time it takes to tend to your yard and home. Call the tool and truck rental experts of A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992, in San Mateo, for more information on our rental policies and high-quality equipment.

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    · ConcreteNetwork.com discusses the importance of soil compaction in concrete work.

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  • Exploring A-1 Rental Center’s Compaction Equipment Selection

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    There are several benefits to soil compaction at your home—compacted soil is extremely stable, resists water seepage, and is significantly less likely to settle. A-1 Equipment Rental Center can simplify your soil compaction project with our commercial grade rental equipment . Use this product preview to choose a soil compactor that meets the needs of your project.

    Jumping Jacks: Small jumping jack compactors are perfect for homeowners with small yards and minimal compacting needs. Be sure to choose a rental unit with a self-cleaning drum. This feature ensures that your jumping jack compactor stays problem-free during your rental time. Another important feature for your jumping jack compactor is an anti-vibration system. The reduced feedback from the compactor will limit user fatigue and is recommended for first-time renters. Work with a professional at A-1 to determine the exact compactor size that your project requires.

    Vibratory Plates: Vibratory plates are the next size of rental compaction equipment available at the A-1 Rental Center. Industry standard vibratory plates are manually powered and heavy—these machines weigh well over a hundred pounds. However, what these lose in portability, they gain in power. These full-sized tools can compact sand and gravel with ease. Plus, reverse operation models are available for extra convenience.

    Ride-On Roller: Professional contractors and homeowners with huge lawns should invest in a ride-on roller rental. These self-propelled compactors that you can ride are powerful enough to lay down sidewalks and parking lots and repair asphalt gravel roads. Ride-on rollers also allow renters to work for longer periods of time. The comfortable seat and high vantage point help riders work more quickly and efficiently.

    One call to (650) 369-2992 puts you in touch with A-1 Equipment Rental Center. Connect with our staff members to learn more about our rental equipment inventory and rental policies. You can also get driving directions to our San Mateo location.

  • About Concrete Control Joints

    In this video, Tim Carter from AskTheBuilder.com discusses concrete control joints and their benefits for a home’s stability. Watch this video before starting the groundwork on a new home or room addition.

    You’ll see a large concrete slab that was put down by Tim Carter in a previous video and is free of cracks and visible damage. Contractors use diamond-tipped saws to cut these long, narrow grooves into the concrete called “control joints”—control joints help to relieve the concrete’s stress point and prevent cracks.

    A-1 Equipment Rental Center , in San Mateo, has everything you need to lay a solid, reliable foundation. Our powerful saws and portable cement mixing tools will help improve the efficiency of your project. Visit our website or call us at (650) 369-2992 for more information on our equipment rentals.

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  • Create the Backyard You’ve Been Dreaming of with A-1 Equipment Rental Center

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    A-1 Equipment Rental Center makes lawn maintenance easy with our diverse tool selection. You can keep your yard looking great through all the seasons with the help of our equipment rentals. Keep reading to learn how renting lawn equipment can help you create the backyard of your dreams:

    Cut Logs: The mere sight of a fallen tree can detract from your beautiful yard. A fallen tree may also cause damage to your landscaping by landing on a bush or garden. Trees are large and heavy, but with the use of a pole saw or hydraulic log cutter, you can break these down into small pieces. Once the job is complete, you simply return the tool and clear your yards of any leftover debris.

    Remove Brush: You work hard to rake your yard, collect fallen tree debris, and scoop up plant matter from your gutters. Unfortunately, tossing these loose pieces of yard waste in a dumpster is extremely inconvenient. A brush chipper breaks down yard waste into small, compact piece and deposits them in a bag or into an easy-to-remove pile.

    Trim Hedges: The bushes and shrubs around your property have a huge influence on your home’s curb appeal. That’s why you should rent a hedge trimmer for routine maintenance. A commercial grade trimmer can reduce your trimming time significantly and leave your hedges with a professional look. In addition, this rental equipment can help you avoid the exhaustion that comes with a long day of hedge trimming.

    Toss Leaves: Leaves may seem like a low priority, but this unsightly debris can quickly overrun your yard. This is especially true during autumn, when trees shed leaves rapidly. Weekly leaf removal with a rented leaf blower makes it easy for you to keep your lawn looking clear and tended.

    Choose A-1 Equipment Rental Center for all your lawn tool rental needs. Our high-performance lawn equipment makes it easy to maintain an immaculate backyard. Call us at (650) 369-2992 for tips on the right tools for the job.

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  • More About What A-1 Equipment Rentals Has To Offer You


    If you’re interested in improving your San Mateo home or business, then you’ll need a lot of tools and equipment . However, buying equipment for one-time use is hardly a wise financial decision. If you’re looking for tools to help you complete a one-time project, then you’re much better off renting. For more information, take a look at these additional resources:

    · There are dozens of ways you can extend the life of your car . Discover a few of them at this page from Reader’s Digest .

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    · Safety is of the utmost concern when it comes to construction projects. Learn how to stay safe on a construction site at this page from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    · Are you thinking of swapping out your vehicle’s engine? Learn how to do it at this page from CarCraft.com.

    · Is it a better idea to get a new engine or a new car ? This page from Bankrate.com can help you answer this question.

    Do you have any questions? Call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992 .

  • Safety Tips for Operating a Forklift

    Though forklifts are smaller than most cars, they’re more than two times heavier. For this reason, it’s absolutely essential that all forklift operators exercise extreme safety.

    In this short video, safety expert Pete Mitchell shares a few important forklift safety tips. Before you even get in the forklift, he says it’s important that you perform a thorough visual check of its various components. Once you begin operating the forklift, you need to be constantly aware of your surroundings and ensure that your coworkers know where you are.

    If you’d like to rent a forklift, contact  A-1 Equipment Rental Center , in San Mateo. We also have trucks, tractors, and hundreds of handy tools. Call us today at (650) 369-2992, and let us provide you with all the equipment you need for your next project.

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