Keys to Concrete Surface Preparation: Shot Blasting, Scarifying, and Grinding

The range of tools and techniques available for applying or repairing a coating on a concrete floor can be extensive. The methods for surface preparation can include almost anything from detergent scrubbing to acid etching to mechanical abrasion. The key to preventing call backs is to perform a successful and lasting surface preparation job. This article presents an overview of some of the most commonly used surface preparation methods used on concrete floors: shot blasting, scarifying, and concrete grinding. The article also provides tips for selecting the most appropriate surface preparation method for the job at hand. Any one of the three methods discussed is appropriate for using to prepare a concrete floor. Most jobs, however, have characteristics that need to be identified so they can point towards the method that will provide better results than others.


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  • Accession Number: 01004519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2005 10:31AM