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Scarifying, Grinding and Mastic Removal – Floor Prep for Construction by Pumpcoat

July 28, 2017

Proper Floor preparation is critical in getting the job done successfully. Pumpcoat has assisted construction companies and other customers with this process that often gets overlooked or rushed through. Our workers have experience to be able to prep concrete floors to prepare them for seal coating, new epoxy coatings or other floor treatments.

One of our Construction company customers had a client with a Frankenstein-like floor. This floor had had a couple of old coatings layered on, as well as having been repaired in a few areas so the floor level was different. Additionally, the site was near a river, so the Environmental codes were strict about no liquid emissions draining into it. Pumpcoat stepped up to the challenge. Old repaired areas were chipped off and ground down. The old coatings were removed. The entire floor was scarified down to an 1/8” profile. It was powerwashed in stages and the liquid vacuumed to prevent any run-off into the drains. The surface was allowed to dry to SSD (Saturated Surface Dry – No standing water) and prepped for a waterproofing treatment which was applied a few weeks later.

Grinding concrete uses large machines like Shot blasters or diamond grinders to scarify the concrete to prepare the floors to have the next layer of coating adhere properly. Pumpcoat’s workers have ground thousands of square feet of concrete floors to prep them for our affiliated Construction companies to come in and do their floor treatments. Pumpcoat can also profile the concrete to whatever Surface Profile is needed for the up and coming floor treatment.

Sometimes a previous floor will have been in place when a building is being renovated. Old tile flooring or the messy adhesive remnants known as Mastic will need to be removed before the new flooring can be put down. Pumpcoat’s experience in dealing with pulling up tile or stubborn mastic removal leaves the headaches to us and leaves a clean prepared floor at the end of the day.

So Whatever the prep work needed, Pumpcoat has the knowledge and skill to complete this key step of floor preparation for the project to be successful.

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