Exterior upgrades are a huge priority amongst Aussies. As the Houzz and Home Australia 2015 report shows, outdoor renovations were more popular than indoor ones across every state last year. As the hot summer sun continues to beat down on us, this could rise even further. After all, the sunny season's great weather makes it a terrific time for people to sort out any much-needed outdoor renovations.

If you're a tradie and want the best tools for the job, why not take a look at hiring the 18V mobile concrete vibrator. This battery-operated tool is great for removing air bubbles from freshly laid concrete, which will ensure that the slab is solid, dense and free of honeycombing. With triggers that can be used from two directions, this model is ergonomic, compact and lightweight, making the task easier.

With this in mind, what are a few summer outdoor renovations where this tool will come in handy?

1) Decks

Decking areas continue to be a core outdoor feature in any Australian yard. According to Houzz's report, almost one in three people who renovated in 2014 made upgrades around a patio, terrace or deck. As a tradie, you'll obvious know that while these are wooden structures, they often have concrete foundations or posts - exactly when this mobile concrete vibrator is needed.

With all the air bubbles released from the wet concrete, the decks' foundations should feel steady and safe, ready to endure the elements.

Concrete vibrators are essential for projects around decking and fences. Concrete vibrators are essential for projects around decking and fences.
2) Fences

Houzz's report shows that 25 per cent of people who made outdoor upgrades, built or made improvements around their fence. This is hardly surprising considering that having one around your property is crucial to any garden landscaping project, lending a structural boundary for your plants to grow within and protecting it from people on the outside.

Any pool built from August 1, 1990 onwards, must have fencing that separates it from the house

While there are all sorts of different fence designs, ranging from timber to rendered brick structures, one thing remains the same - they still require concrete foundations to keep it fixed and secure.

Furthermore, as Fair Trading New South Wales indicates, any pool built from August 1, 1990 onwards, must have fencing that separates it from the house (aside from a few rare exceptions). This is, of course, to prevent young children from accidentally falling into it.

With this in mind, it's quite unlikely you'll run out of fence construction jobs, which means there'll be many instances where a concrete vibrator will be needed.

3) Pools

Swimming pools are a great lifestyle feature to have and are often hallmarks of a luxurious piece of property. Who wouldn't love to go for a dip on a hot summer's day or even go for a refreshing swim during warm evenings.

Pools were the most popular feature people searched for in a rental property

What's more, according to Realestate.com.au, pools were the most popular feature people searched for in a rental property. This was true in every state and territory except the ACT and Tasmania, where they still made the top 10 list, albeit at a lower ranking. This means even property investors have it in their priority to include a pool in their backyard.

Building one for a property? You'll obviously be dealing with a lot of concrete and will need the concrete vibrator on hand. For a large job like this, you'll also be employing a lot of specialist equipment like excavators, concrete mixers and more. Just get in touch with Kennards - we've got just about anything you might require for your project.

According to Houzz's report, 87 per cent of people who renovated enlisted the help of a professional. By having the most effective, state-of-the-art equipment on hand, like our battery concrete vibrator, you're showing the value you add and why your services are worth the extra dollars.