Even roughening for nonslip grip
Scarification involves full scouring of concrete surfaces. It is recommended when concrete grooving has lost its effectiveness after years of use, and in certain specific cases (narrow, sloping corridors, concrete floors smoothed using a helicopter-type planer, etc.).
The advantages of concrete scarification
- Non-slip treatment of smooth
and/or previously grooved concrete surfaces
- Surface levelling
- Quick and easy worksite preparation
Carbide cutting wheels are used to strike the surface of the concrete floor (to a depth of around 3 to 5 mm) to roughen the glazed smooth floor surface. The rotor operates at 1700 RPM in the direction of travel.
As a result, the concrete surface will be patterned with small ridges.
In addition to its non-slip properties, scarification also levels the surface.
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Your questions on concrete scarification
Concrete grooving or scarification?
Both techniques are suitable as a solution to the problem of slippery floors in livestock buildings. Scarification is recommended for previously grooved or smooth concrete. It can also be used on previously scarified surfaces. The same machine is used for concrete scarification and grooving, and the price is also the same. Our technician will work with you to determine the right solution for you.
How long does concrete scarification last?
Scarification lasts on average 4 to 7 years. This will depend on the quality of the concrete and the aggregates used, but also the type of scraping and its frequency.
I previously had my floor scarified but it is slippery again. What should I do?
Over the years, scarified floors can become slippery again. They can be grooved or scarified again. Our technician will work with you to determine the right solution for you. The same machine is used for concrete scarification and grooving, and the price is also the same.
Please note that a full grooving/scarification cycle has an average lifespan of between 15 and 20 years. During this time, the level of your flooring will drop by around 7 to 10 mm.
Multiple grooving/scarification cycles can be carried out without any concerns over the strength of your flooring.
What does the concrete scarification process involve?
We ask clients to prepare their concrete areas prior to our technician arriving. If the corridors are wet then thorough scraping will be sufficient. There must be no dry or sticky residue on the surface of the concrete. Please make sure that you wet the area the night before if there is any dry muck on the surface, particularly during the summer.
When they arrive at the site, our technician will require access to a water tap. They will be equipped with connectors and pipes for hooking their machine up to the water supply.
Once the job is finished, please make sure that you get rid of any gravel or pieces of concrete using a rotary sweeper, water bowser or a bale of hay mounted on a forklift/tractor in order to prevent your animals being injured.
You will be given more details when you speak to our sales department.
Will I need to take my animals out?
Not necessarily. We work in both the summer and winter, with or without livestock present. The machine is very noisy, but the sound produced is constant. Your animals will not be disturbed, even if they are close to the machine while it is running. For things to run more smoothly, it is best to work corridor by corridor if there are animals in the building. With milking robots, our technician will plan the job with you in advance to make sure that your robots are out of action for as little time as possible.
How long will the job last?
We work using high-performance machines capable of scarifying between 80 and 100 m2 an hour. Our technician will allow for your constraints to limit the amount of disturbance caused during the job.
How much does concrete scarification cost on average?
Scarification is an effective, competitively priced solution to the problem of slippery stable floors. The average price is generally lower than the cost of a single cow. This is the most cost-effective solution to prevent your animals from slipping. Grooving and scarification cost the same.