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How to Install an Epoxy Garage Floor

Epoxy garage floors are growing in popularity both for residential and commercial use. It’s no surprise why – epoxy offers an attractive, customizable appearance that’s easy to clean and maintain and is more comfortable to walk on than bare concrete. However, an improperly applied epoxy coating will peel, crack, and chip not long after it’s […]

Using a Shot Blaster to Clean Concrete

We often talk about how a shot blaster is used to profile concrete, getting a rough texture that creates a non-slip surface or increasing the surface area to ensure a coating bonds properly. However, there is more to using a shot blaster than creating texture. Check out the video below to see how we use […]

Fundamentals of Dust Collection

Surface preparation, such as using a shot blaster to remove paint or using a floor grinder to remove an epoxy coating, creates a heavy amount of abrasive, irritating dust. Using a dust collection system is key to creating a safe, healthy work environment and goes far beyond simply minimizing clean-up. To help you better understand […]

What Is a Shot Blaster Used For?

When it comes to surface preparation, particularly concrete, the common equipment is the floor grinder, floor scraper, scarifier, and of course, the shot blaster. All four of these are important to have because just one of these can not do everything you may need – for example, the shot blaster is going to get a […]

What Is a Carbide Scraper Blade?

Removing adhesive or a coating from your concrete slab is a challenging project, especially if you don’t want to avoid leaving a scratch pattern or do a full grind and profile. Choosing the right tooling for this task is key to getting the results you want in a shorter period of time, and often, a […]

Why Does a Rotary Floor Machine Swing from Side-to-Side

If you’re using a rotary machine to grind or polish a concrete floor, you may be surprised to see the manufacturer recommends maneuvering the machine in a side-to-side motion rather than straight forward. This action is more commonly seen with floor burnishers and buffing machines, but it’s necessary for rotary floor grinders, too. To help […]