What is Concrete Planing?
What is The Difference Between Concrete Planing and Grinding?
Concrete planing and grinding are two different processes that are used to prepare a concrete surface for finishing or repair. Both processes involve removing a layer of concrete, but they differ in the tools and techniques used to remove the concrete and the desired outcome of the process.
Concrete planing, also known as scarifying, involves the use of a machine with rotating blades or abrasive discs to remove a thin layer of concrete from the surface. The goal of planing is to smooth out rough or uneven surfaces, remove surface imperfections, or to create a specific profile or texture on the concrete surface.
Grinding, on the other hand, involves the use of a machine with a diamond-tipped tool or abrasive discs to remove a thin layer of concrete from the surface. The goal of grinding is often to smooth out the surface of the concrete, remove imperfections, or to prepare the concrete for a coating or overlay. Grinding is often used to create a smooth, polished finish on concrete surfaces.
In summary, the main difference between concrete planing and grinding is the tools and techniques used to remove the concrete and the desired outcome of the process. Concrete planing is used to smooth out rough or uneven surfaces and create a specific profile or texture, while grinding is used to smooth out the surface of the concrete and create a polished finish.
What Type of Equipment is Used for Concrete Planing?
Concrete planing, also known as scarifying, is typically done with a machine that has rotating blades or abrasive discs. These machines are designed to remove a thin layer of concrete from the surface of a slab.
There are several types of equipment that can be used for concrete planing, including:
- Walk-behind scarifiers: These are small, self-propelled machines that are easy to maneuver and can be used to remove a thin layer of concrete from a small area.
- Ride-on scarifiers: These are larger, more powerful machines that are mounted on a frame with wheels and are designed for use on larger surfaces.
- Handheld scarifiers: These are portable, lightweight machines that are designed for use on smaller surfaces and in tight spaces.
- Attachment scarifiers: These are attachments that can be mounted on a variety of construction equipment, such as skid steer loaders or backhoes, to allow for concrete planing.
In addition to the machine itself, concrete planing may also require the use of various cutting or abrasive tools, such as carbide or diamond-tipped blades or abrasive discs. These tools are typically attached to the machine and are used to remove the concrete from the surface.
BW Manufacturing offers a wide range of US manufactured concrete planning, scarifying and grinding equipment for the surface preparation market. BW offers walk behind models, mid-sized and large-scale ride-on chassis used for concrete surface preparation.Back To Blog