Deep grooves for maximum efficiency
Grooving is the technique that is most widely-used in solution to slippery floors in the agricultural sector. It is particularly well-suited to previously ungrooved or scarified surfaces.
The advantagesof concrete grooving
- A non-slip treatment that is effective,
competitively-priced and hard-wearing
- Delivers saferty for livestock moving around in stables
- Floors are easy to clean in grooved areas
- Quick and easy worksite preparation
Our grooves are 10 to 13 mm deep and 18 mm wide. They are spaced out every 60 mm.
Grooving is customised to suit your building, ensuring optimum grip and effective floor scraping. Our carbide cutting technique is closer to sawing than to chipping.
Your questions on concrete grooving
Concrete grooving or scarification?
Both are used to make concrete flooring non-slip. Grooving is particularly recommended for previously ungrooved or scarified concrete 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 grooving last?
Grooving lasts 10 to 12 years on average but can last longer. This will depend on the quality of the concrete and the aggregate used, the type of scraping used and its frequency.
I previously had my floor grooved but it is slippery again. What should I do?
Over the years, grooved floors will become slippery again. It is recommended that scarification be carried out on grooved floors.
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 solidity of your flooring.
What does the concrete grooving process involve?
We ask clients to prepare their concrete spaces prior to our technician arriving. If the corridor is 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 concrete 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 to prevent your animals sustaining injury. You may wish to use a vacuum sweeper, a water bowser or a bale of hay mounted on a forklift/tractor.
You will be given more details when you speak to our sales department.
Will I need to take my animals out?
Ideally, yes. However, we work in both the summer and the 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 concrete grooving take?
We work with high-performance machines capable of grooving between 80 and 100 m2 an hour. Our technician will limit the amount of disturbance caused during the job.v
How much does grooving cost on average?
Grooving is an effective, competitively priced solution to the problem of slippery stable floors. The average cost is generally lower than the loss of a single cow. This is the most cost-effective solution when it comes to preventing your animals from slipping. Grooving and scarification both cost the same.