How to Make Your Concrete Grinding Project a Big Success

8 November 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Think its time to give your old concrete floors a face-lift? Quality concrete grinding is vital to ensuring concrete surfaces are well-prepped for polishing. But the reason concrete grinding projects sometimes fail is because people don't take time to learn how the job should be done. 

Here are some important tips to follow to ensure your concrete floor grinding is a big success.

Choose the right equipment for your grinding

You don't want to blame your tools for your poor workmanship, so using the right equipment is essential for the success of your project. 

There are many things to review when choosing your concrete grinding equipment. These include how old and hard the concrete is, how much aggregate you'd like to expose, how much shine you want, where you will be doing the work and how big your project is. Generally speaking, you'll need tooling that matches the size of your job, minimises and possibly eliminates work hazards and delivers the grinding results you desire.

At first glance, selecting the appropriate floor grinder and diamonds for your project might seem like a complicated task. But if you know what to consider, you should be able to match your work equipment to your job.

Learn about proper operation of grinding equipment

Once you've chosen the right equipment for your concrete grinding project, you'll need to acquaint yourself with the proper use of the equipment. Concrete grinders themselves can lead to accidents and serious injuries if not operated properly. Taking the time to learn how to operate your grinder correctly is vital for preventing grinder injuries.

Learn about work safety 

Concrete grinding is a high-risk job, and grinders aren't the only threats to grinding safety. That said, it is essential for you to understand and implement the requirements for safety during concrete grinding.

Understanding these requirements starts with the identification of potential hazards followed by an assessment of the level of risk those hazards pose. Once you've assessed the level of risk associated with your concrete grinding job, you'll need to take steps to minimise and possibly eliminate those hazards. Proper risk management is vital for ensuring the safety of everyone involved in your concrete floor grinding job, as well as outside parties. 

The best way to ensure your concrete grinding job is handled properly and done safely is to hire a concreting professional. They will ensure your project is done according to your exact requirements and needs.