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When to Choose Shot Blasting Instead of Floor Grinding

If you have a surface that needs to be cleaned, profiled, or prepared to have a new coating laid down, you may be deciding what equipment will do the job right – a shot blaster or a floor grinder. We will walk you through some factors to consider to help you choose the right tool […]

How Thick Should Your Epoxy Coating Be?

Applying a thick, epoxy coating to a concrete floor is an excellent way to make your floors more durable and impact resistant while also offering an anti-fatigue cushioning. When you’re applying an epoxy coating, it is absolutely essential to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, especially regarding thickness and surface preparation.  We will go into more detail […]

How to Remove a Coating from a Garage Floor

If your concrete garage floors have an epoxy coating over them, and it’s beginning to show signs of wear and damage, you need to remove the coating before the concrete is damaged. When done correctly removing a coating from a garage floor can extend the life of your concrete and improve the look of your […]

How to Fix Glazed Diamonds on a Concrete Grinder

Using diamonds on your concrete grinder adds the grit you need to remove thick coatings like mastic or epoxy, and create a rough profile. However, if you’re grinding dry on hard concrete, the diamonds can glaze over, dulling their rough abrasive ability, preventing you from getting the results you need, and leading to longer hours […]

Grouting a Concrete Floor

Pin holes (sometimes called “bug holes”) in concrete are more than just unattractive surface voids, they can lead to cracks, gouges, and other issues that weaken your slab, reducing its lifespan and increasing then need for costly repairs. For coated surfaces, pinholes and pits lead to faster wear and unattractive peeling. Pinholes and surface voids […]

Troubleshooting an IMPACTS S210 Shot Blaster

The IMPACTS S210 shot blaster is a popular option because it is a compact shot blaster that offers the necessary power to profile concrete and remove existing coatings. It’s ideal for both residential and commercial surface preparation because it can fit into small spaces and is easy to transport and store.    One of the […]

Disassembling and Reassembling the Prep/Master Jr. Floor Grinder

The Prep/Master line of floor grinders is one of the leading brands of grinders on the market, known for their power and durability. However, there will be times when you may have to perform routine maintenance or simple repairs. To help you save time and prevent damage, we’re walking you through the steps to take […]

Skim and Clean Epoxy Fast with a Scarifier

If you want to quickly and effectively remove even the thickest epoxy coatings, a scarifier is an excellent option. Equipped with hard, durable cutting tools, they can “chew” through asphalt, concrete, and thick coatings so it can be profiled and recoated or painted.  To remove a thick coating with a scarifier and apply a fresh […]

Removing Paint from Concrete with a Floor Grinder

Before you lay down a fresh coating or paint the surface with new markings, you need to make sure all the old paint has been removed from your concrete. You can use a floor grinder to do this quickly, but it’s important to take your existing slab into account. If your concrete is harder, using […]

Choosing the Right Surface Preparation Equipment

When it comes to choosing what type of surface preparation is right for your task, you know a lot of factors come into play. What kind of concrete surface profile are you trying to achieve? Will there be a coating or overlay applied? What kind of space or surface are you working in? To help […]