Shaving / Scraping
Concrete Floor Shaving and Scraping
Concrete Doesn't Always Cooperate - Let Us Flatten It For You
Concrete Preparation for Installation:
When installing new flooring where there is existing flooring, complete removal of the previous flooring is highly recommended. Failure to remove the flooring can lead to warranty issues and life cycle problems. Our fleet of ride on floor removal scrapers can make quick work of the old flooring and remove carpet, vinyl, ceramic or natural stone tile. Depending on thickness, it has even been used for removing epoxy coatings and excessive paint build up.
Matching Uneven Concrete Flooring Elevations:
Changing a floors surface often involves matching two or more concrete elevations. Our concrete shaving equipment is able to knock down and blend variations of 1/16" and up to 3". We are able to eliminate the need to put in a transition to match two separate elevations of flooring which creates a trip hazard and as negative impact to aesthetics.
Leveling Concrete Slab:
Prior slab installations create problems leaving the slab uneven. Low and high spots in the concrete slab create issues when laying flooring. Low spots can be filled in but it is often easier to bring the high spots down. Our team can work with your subcontractors to bring your floor into specification.
Industrial Concrete Scraping and Shaving Equipment:
Our industrial fleet includes the National Equipment 5700 All Day Battery Ride-On Scraper machines, the propane powered Blastrac Riding Floor Scraper and several walk behind units for smaller areas. Adhesives, thinsets, and mortars left behind are removed with industrial grade concrete floor grinders. Floors have been shaved to accommodate new terrazzo, tile, wood, and decorative toppings