Surface preparation methods
Surface preparation within the construction industry demands a fast and efficient solution to an identified problem.
Our range of walk behind and hand tools address a wide number of surface applications including paint and coatings removal on walls and floors or removing up to 20mm of concrete floor in a single pass. Perfect for leveling uneven concrete pours, or poorly aligned slabs.
WHAT IS SURFACE PREPARATION?
Prior to the application of any coatings or further treatment, Surface Preparation is the process of treating the surface, either mechanically or chemically. The aim is to increase the surface’s attraction to coatings and is crucial to their success.
- Assessment – What needs removing, what is the current surface, what size is the area?
- Requirement – What is the end result meant to be? What coating will be applied?
- Selection -Which method should be used? Which machine is the best option?
- Testing – Try using the machine on a small patch to confirm the machine fits the requirements of the job.
WHAT METHODS CAN BE USED IN SURFACE PREPARATION?
Depending on the task that needs doing and the desired finish, various methods can be used.
Scabbling: using compressed air to hammer pistons into the concrete, leaving a rough surface.
Scarifying: using loosely mounted cutters to remove material by a chipping action, allowing the operator to control the depth of cut. Various styles can be achieved with interchangeable assemblies for light or heavy stock removal.
Scraping: using a rapid, hammering action to increase production on all types of floor covering removal.
Grinding: using horizontally rotating discs to level, smooth or clean concrete. They use a quick release diamond tooling and provide a smoother finish than scarifiers / scabblers.
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