Need to lower a section of concrete floor so that a door will open? Or fix an uneven sidewalk or driveway? Or remove inches of concrete to make two concrete floors or areas the same height? Then you need our concrete scarifying and grinding service.
Concrete scarifying and grinding can be used to lower or smooth out concrete surfaces, including removing bumps, create slopes or inclines, or make two uneven areas (i.e. sidewalks) meet. Scarifying can also be used to turn a section of concrete into a slip resistant surface.
Benefits of Concrete Scarifying and Grinding
It can be more efficient, and therefore less expensive, to scarify or grind down concrete versus removing slabs and repouring it.
The Difference Between Scarifying and Grinding
Scarifiers cut and break up concrete, leaving behind a very rough surface. Scarifying is ideal when a Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) finish of 4-5 is needed (required for some coatings), or if 1/4 inch or more of concrete needs to be removed.
Grinding does just what it says — wears down the concrete by grinding it. Concrete grinders are most commonly used to smooth out rough spots and even out high spots. Grinding produces smoother, more finished concrete, so is commonly done indoors.
Our grinding and scarifying equipment is best suited to small, concentrated areas of concrete. Depending on the job, we may be able to handle larger areas. Request a quote and we’ll let you know.
Concrete Scarifying and Grinding FAQs
How much concrete can you grind down?
Roughly 200-300 square feet an hour at a depth of 1/8 inch.