What Is Concrete Grinding?
A Concrete Grinder can come in many configurations, the most common being a Hand-Held Angle Grinder, this is a specialized tool for countertops or worktops. There are also purpose-built Floor Concrete Grinders and Hand Held Concrete Grinders that are used for Concrete Grinding and Concrete Polishing of marble, granite, and concrete floors.
Dust-Free Concrete Grinding using an abrasive tool, like the Walk Behind Concrete Grinder or a Hand Held Concrete Grinder, in combination with a diamond disc or plug attachment combined with a commercial silica dust extractor on rough concrete surfaces to reveal a smooth finish to prepare your concrete to have a new flooring system or coating applied.
Dust-Free Concrete Grinding involves using rotating diamond teeth discs on specialized machinery to level, smooth, or clean the surface of a concrete slab to allow the reinstallation of a new flooring system. Or simply have a clean, level, and smooth concrete floor.
Concrete Grinding can be done either wet or dry. At Dust-Free Concrete Grinding Sydney, we prefer to grind under dry conditions and use commercial dust extraction equipment to reduce the negative impacts of silica dust on our health while also protecting our clients and their homes.
Grinding Concrete under wet conditions can also stack up massive amounts of disposal charges for “slurry disposal”, increase the time of the job, and force you to delay your future work on the job site as you will need to allow time for your concrete slab to dry as it will have absorbed water.
Our specialist Dust-Free Concrete Grinding team uses this process to remove all types of glues (Such as commercial carpet glues that are incredibly strong and hard to remove), paints, sealers, waterproof membranes, and other coatings from the concrete slab, as well as a various few other services.
– We are a fully insured business with worker’s compensation, insured for public liability and all employees have white card health and safety and COVID vaccinations.
– Our highly trained staff will always work in a safe and efficient manner while using high-quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Dust Extraction Equipment. Grinding Concrete is an effective way to keep a concrete surface durable and long-lasting. Grinding Concrete helps create a level floor which can then be honed and sealed, polished, or coated. Concrete finishing, such as polishing and sealing the floor, has been proven to increase surface longevity dramatically.
It is typical to use a stone or synthetic resin compound in modern properties due to its weatherproofing qualities and resistance to cracking over time. Honing a floor before a final color coating is applied will help keep the color even throughout the service life of the floor while also making it more resistant to stains from oil and other liquids. In some cases, it may be better not to add a topcoat ever because honed surfaces are naturally more stain-resistant than polished ones.
Grinding Concrete is very beneficial. Concrete Grinding is used to smooth rough surfaces and remove coatings such as paint, varnish, and concrete sealers. The Concrete Grinding tool or machine slowly shaves off small concrete portions and leaves a smooth surface behind. Concrete Grinding is essential to bringing the right look to your workspace. Care must be taken to ensure no harmful silica dust is generated during the Concrete Grinding process.
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Why Concrete Grinding Should Never Be Skipped
Grinding Concrete is used to level out bumps and ridges to create a smooth surface where dust, dirt, oil, or other contaminants have less of a chance of remaining trapped deep within the concrete. The exterior concrete flooring can be ground down to become even with the concrete floor below it. It makes it easier to sanitize and keep safe for commercial or industrial use. It also provides a more aesthetically pleasing appearance for interior commercial spaces.
Concrete Grinding has several advantages over most other methods of removing materials from surfaces, such as stone polishing, cutting and sawing, milling, and water blasting. Grinding Concrete is considered one of the least invasive methods because no heavy-duty chemicals are involved, nor is there any harmful blasting media such as sand or glass. Instead, the only thing used during Concrete Grinding is fine dust created from the Concrete Grinding process itself. This dust is then collected and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
Concrete Grinding can be used for many applications, including removing dirt, paint, oil, overlaying material, and even concrete itself. The process is often used on large-scale projects, or other methods are not suitable or cost-effective. For instance, the method may strip away existing concrete before constructing a new foundation. It may also be used to smooth out surfaces that have been damaged by less precise work processes such as acid washes or sawing and milling operations. Doing so makes it possible for individuals with no heavy-duty construction experience to produce their own resurfaced floors without spending too much time or money doing so.
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Benefits of Grinding Concrete
Dust-Free Concrete Grinding
We Grind Concrete Dust-Free due to how bad the Silica dust is to inhale from Concrete Grinding, Silica dust is generated in workplace mechanical processes such as crushing, cutting, drilling, grinding, sawing, or polishing of natural stone or man-made products that contain silica. Some dust particles can be so small that they are not visible; these are commonly referred to as respirable particles. it will also get all over the walls, floor, and ceiling which can be incredibly frustrating. Concrete Grinding will also trigger smoke alarms if they are not isolated or covered, It is important that prior to our arrival you isolate or cover your fire alarms to avoid an accidental set-off.
Our specialist Dust-Free Concrete Grinding team uses commercial high-powered dust extractors attached to commercial Dust-Free Concrete Grinders to achieve as close to a Dustless Concrete Grinding experience as possible.
No, The Job Will Not Be 100% Dust-Free. BUT!
How Do We Achieve An Almost 90 – 99% Dust-Free Demolition and Concrete Grinding Experience For Our Clients Free Of Charge?
We will grind your concrete slab with the use of high-powered Concrete Grinding equipment that is connected directly to a high-powered commercial dust extractor.
We will also perform demolition services with the use of high-powered commercial dust extraction equipment plugged directly into our tools.
Unfortunately, small amounts of dust are still produced and cannot be completely eliminated even with the most expensive high-end equipment and the latest technology. It should also be noted that certain equipment such as Jackhammers has a harder time trying to contain the dust even with the use of high-end dust extractors. While Concrete Grinders are able to contain dust a lot more easily. (Roughly 90 – 99.99% of the dust is still sucked up by a 3-engine high-powered commercial dust extractor that is plugged directly into the equipment) but sometimes a small amount of dust still escapes.
If you are concerned about the small amounts of dust that may possibly get into areas that we are not working in such as the kitchens, bathrooms, cabinets, etc. we would advise that you seal off those areas that we are not working in with plastic and sticky tape before our team arrives to avoid delays.