This is the simplest powered screeding tool. It
consists of a T frame with a metal screed bar at its base and is made to
vibrate with a small motor. The screed bar is generally around 3m in length. Thanks
to the vibration provided by the motor, the screed bar is easy to move and so
reduces physical labour and risk of injury. The vibrations also work to compact
The operator pulls the screed backwards over the
fresh concrete in long strips.
This is the cheapest powered method of screeding a slab. However, the
level of flatness achieved by this method is completely dependent on the skill
of the operator and it isn’t very fast. Therefore, it is not often used for
industrial concrete flooring.