Diamond segmented grinding is a process utilized to properly prepare concrete substrates for the application of epoxy-based floor coating systems. Along with providing the required Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) diamond grinding can help with smoothing, removing minor irregularities, or removal of deteriorated near-surface concrete.
It is also effective in returning a slab to near new condition and extending its service life for years. If a concrete slab has been rained out, or otherwise failed due to unforeseen environmental or construction events, diamond grinding can assist with restoration to make it functional.
Specially formulated concrete densifiers and sealers in conjunction with diamond grinding can greatly improve the strength of any substrate and further protect the surface from exposure to salt, oils, and heavy traffic.
Diamond grinding is also used in the application of Polished Concrete.
Concrete Solutions Inc. (CSI) has a full fleet of new and efficient diamond grinding machines and specialized tooling supplied by North America’s leading manufacturers including SASE Co. and Prep Master.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Diamond Grinding flatten out my wavy concrete floor?
Yes, it can greatly improve floor flatness provided the undulations are not severe. Typically, diamond grinding is not a concrete removal process so If the highs and lows are extreme a different approach such as concrete scarifying or shaving may be recommended.
In extreme cases the only alternative may be to use a self-leveling compound to flatten the floor.
What is the cost to diamond grind my concrete floor?
Every situation is different based on what we may encounter. Our team will come to your facility to assess and review your requirements, offer recommendations based on our experience, and provide a cost effective solution to meet your needs.
Can I use diamond grinding in our old warehouse to remove an existing coating?
Yes, diamond grinding is an effective process for the removal of existing thin sets, residual adhesives from vinyl and carpet flooring, epoxy coatings, paint, and heavy membranes. Once removed your slab will look rejuvenated.
How long will it take to grind my concrete floor?
Depending on your requirements, whether it is a polished concrete floor finish, repairing imperfections, or removing an existing coating our team will address all your questions after we have reviewed your project. Timeline estimates can be provided to incorporate within your overall construction or maintenance schedule.
Diamond grinding is a concrete restoration and repair technique that corrects irregularities such as lippage or roughness caused during construction or through repeated traffic loading over time.
CSI will do a comprehensive evaluation of your facility to determine the correct course of action for repairing your substrates.