(1) Type of earthmover which is used to level and grade the ground for roadways or on constructions sites by use of a cutting blade under the machine which scrapes the soil and deposits it in the bucket. (2) Hardened edged tool which scrapes surfaces clean.
Scraper, paddle wheel
Earthmoving equipment that is used to finely grade surfaces by using a paddle-wheel blade to rotate and scrape off the top later of the soil, depositing it in the bucket.
Sharply pointed tool which scratches lines on surfaces.
The first coat of stucco or plaster which is roughened to hold the second coat.
Any serrated or sharply tined object that is used to roughen the surface of one coat of mortar to provide a mechanical key for the next coat.
Straight board which levels and removes excess concrete, etc. which has been poured into forms, prior to its hardening.
Paving machine that employs an auger to spread asphalt along the length of the screed so that it is distributed evenly, then the screed levels the asphalt onto the road.
Strips of wood, metal, mortar or other material used as guides on which a straight edge is worked to obtain a true mortar surface.
Screed, power driven
Two straight boards, spaced a foot apart, combined with an engine that causes them to vibrate, used to level and remove excess concrete, etc., prior to its hardening.