Barn grooving is performed to allow livestock to have better footing in milking parlors and barns. A specialized carbide tooling drum set-up is required to achieve the required results.
Bulk Removal of Concrete
This application refers to the removal of concrete from a slab surface typically performed using a Crete-Crush
Machine aka Scabbler
. Final surface results are heavily textured and uneven.
Carpet Glue Removal
Carpet glue (typically black in color) is using to glue down rubber back carpeting on a concrete surface. This material remains very pliable and sticky.
Carpet Glue Residue Removal
Carpet glue residue is the material left on the concrete surface after the glue is removed. This residue typically penetrates the concrete surface pores and needs to be removed prior to new coatings being applied.
Clean Expansion Joints
Cleaning expansion or slab joint to clear out debris prior to repairing joint or finishing surface. This application is solved by the EDCO C-10 Crack Chaser Saw.
Creating Non-Slip Broom-Like Surfaces
A broom-like finish is typically achieved during the concrete finishing process, where a coarse finishing broom is pulled along the final concrete surface to achieve a coarse non-slip finish. Creating a broom-like surface after the concrete has cured requires a machine and tooling that allows you to literally pick off the surface, resulting in this finish.
Diamond Blade Grooving
Diamond Blades are stack and spaced on a crete-planer using a customized cutter drum. Blades, spacing, layouts are all custom made to order per specs provided by customers.
General Smoothing of Concrete
The mechanical grinding of the concrete surface with diamond tooling to achieve a smooth surface.
Grind Edges (Wall)
Grinding edged or concrete where it intersects a vertical surface i.e. walls, posts, poles, displays, etc..
Grind High Spot
High spots in concrete surfaces typically occur during the screeding and finishing. During this phase a finisher may create a ‘waviness’ in the surface thus producing ‘High’ spots.
Grind Joint Curl
Joint Curl occur during the finishing phase where two opposing slabs meet. Because the edges cure at different rates and an edge finishing tool is used, these joints can curl upwards. Joint curl is different than trip hazards in that they raise on both sides and are a result of the finishing process.
Unevenness can occur for many different reasons. Leveling is simply removing concrete material from the surface to achieve level results. Typically requires a machine and tooling that has a leveling capabilities.
Mastic is a type of glue used to install all sorts of vinyl floor tile. It becomes very brittle and more or less chips off the surface of concrete when removed.
Open/Repair Concrete Cracks
Typically performed using a Crack Chasing Saw utilizing a specialized V or U shaped blade. Prepares crack for repair material to be applied.
A progressive multi-step grinding process that result in a very reflective and durable concrete surface.
Prep Floor for Glue/Adhesives
Concrete is very porous, preparing this porous surface though mechanical methods is crucial for coating (glue/adhesive) to adhere or bond.
Prep Floor for Painting
Concrete is very porous, preparing this porous surface though mechanical methods is crucial for coating (paint) to adhere or bond.
Recap Concrete Slab
Recapping a concrete slab involves prepping, forming, and pouring concrete over an existing slab. Typically a coarse textured finish is preferred when preparing the existing surface.
Refurbish Old Floor
The mechanical process of reconditioning and refurbishing old and undesirable concrete floors. May involve multiple grinding steps with different grit diamond tooling. The results are typically a very smooth surface that no longer produces ‘dust’ and is easy to clean.
Remove Epoxy Coating
Epoxy coating are typically thin and very hard. They all contain various degree of epoxy resins that make them extremely durable. Some are multi-part or multi-coats and utilize a primer coat.
Remove Ice Build Up
Ice buildup occurs in large commercial freezer operations usually at a doorway or entrance/exit area where the temperature changes.
Rubberized membrane is material applied to the surface of concrete that varies in thickness and adhesion. The rubberized component of the material makes it difficult to remove as it absorbs the impact of the tooling. Removal requires very aggressive machinery and tooling i.e. Grinder with PCD’s
Remove Rain Marks
Rain marks occur in the concrete surface during the finishing phase when the uncured surface is rained on.
Remove Soft Paint
Soft non-epoxy based paint.
Remove Thick Hard Paint
Thick hard paint build up occurs when you have multiple coatings of paint on the concrete surface. Unlike epoxy based coating, paint is typically softer and easier to remove.
Removing Spalling or Laitance Concrete
Spalling concrete when water enters the concrete surface and causes it to peel, pop out, or flake off. Removal of spalling concrete requires an impact type tool in order to properly remove all affected concrete.
Laitance occurs when there is too much water added to the concrete during finishing. Typically appears as dust or fine particles on the surface. Easily removed through a grinding process.
Thinset Texture Removal
Removal of thinset by means of tooling that creates a textured surface. This prepares the surface for the reapplication of ceramic tile.
Traffic Line Removal/Prep
Trench Flow in Concrete Gutters
Creating a trench in the gutter part of the curbing to allow for proper drainage.
Trip Hazard Removal
Trip Hazards (also known as Lifts or Falls) occur when two adjoining slabs meet (typically a control joint) and one side lifts or falls creating the tripping hazard. Seen often in sidewalk.