What is Concrete Grinding
Our Diamond Grinding tools contain diamond segments for grinding through a wide variety of materials which other cutting tools cannot. The segments are composed of diamond crystals and powder metal which form the bond, or 'matrix', of the segments.
The bond is one of the main factors when selecting which tool to use for diamond grinding a certain material depending on how hard, or abrasive, the material is. The bond is what decides the rate at which the metallic powders wear down and expose new diamond crystals at the surface to maintain what would be considered a “sharp” edge.
For grinding hard materials, a diamond blade with a soft bond would be needed. This means the metallic powders in the segments (teeth) of the diamond blade wear fast enough to release old, dull crystals, exposing new diamond at the edges to continue cutting efficiently. Inversely, to cut a soft abrasive material like asphalt or freshly poured concrete, you would need to use a diamond blade with a hard bond.
The diamonds used in our tools are synthetic or natural industrial diamond of different grain sizes and shapes.
Adhesive (glue), Epoxy & Paint Removal
Adhesive residue, Epoxy or Paint on a concrete surface can be a nightmare to remove, particularly if the glue or coating has been there for a number of years and it's rock hard.
However, with specialised grinders and specific diamond shoes we are able to remove just about anything from any concrete surface.
Levelling of Concrete
Levelling of Concrete is the procedure that attempts to correct an uneven concrete surface by altering the foundation that the surface sits upon with heavy grinding machinery. It is a cheaper alternative to having replacement concrete poured, however there are limitations to the amount that can be grinded, approximately 8-10mm across the entire floor or specific high spots.