The ShaveMaster™ is a specially designed floor machine that makes coatings removal and concrete corrections simple. It creates a series of evenly spaced grooves that can also be used to provide traction and reduce the risk of slips and falls. The ShaveMaster™ uses diamond blades to create a precise pattern. Unlike scarifying or shot blasting, safety grooving leaves the floor structure intact and provides a long lasting, uniform appearance.
Curled joint repair:
Improve floor flatness
Paint striping removal
Correct a poorly placed concrete slab
Remove spalled areas or failing slurry caps
Diamond grinding is typically used to level uneven pavement and to roughen surfaces for skid resistance. It has low dust levels, removes epoxies and urethanes but is slower than other methods. Some diamond grinders can also leave swirl marks in the slab if you’re overly aggressive.
Some of the advantages of a diamond ground pavements include:
Provides a smooth surface that is often as good or better than a new pavement
Enhances surface texture and friction and there is no evidence of deleterious effects
These improvements reduce the potential for small-vehicle hydroplaning
Does not significantly affect fatigue life of a pavement
Does not affect material durability unless the coarse aggregate is a soft stone subject to polishing
May be applied only where is needed, however, spot grinding is generally not usually recommended
Restoring smoothness to faulted or curled concrete highways Improve skid resistance
Level doorway entrances
Smooth driveway approaches
Concrete polishing is achieved by using heavy-duty polishing machines equipped with progressively finer grits of diamond-impregnated segments or disks (akin to sandpaper) are used to gradually grind down surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness.
The process begins with the use of coarse diamond segments bonded in a metallic matrix. These segments are coarse enough to remove minor pits, blemishes, stains, or light coatings from the floor in preparation for final smoothing. Depending on the condition of the concrete, this initial rough grinding is generally a three- to four-step process.
Concrete polishing is a great solution to problem floor conditions such as moisture, chemicals or hard abuse.
Steel Shotblasting is the preferred method of mechanical preparation that cleans and profiles simultaneously. Shot Blasting strips thin coatings, removes contamination and laitance (soft concrete) to reveal a mechanical profile for improved bonding. This method is achieved by blasting a concrete surface with steel shot (small steel balls) at a high velocity. It is suitable for large and small areas. Shot Blasting delivers high production rates, dust free, dry and cost-effective. Excess shot must be swept-up after blasting and dust is recovered by a powerful dust collection system.