Surface Prep

surface preparation

In order to apply a variety of applications to a floor any existing coating will require removal. The processes of polishing concrete and applying epoxy coatings, as well as a list of other applications, require the removal of any existing coatings, paint or other substances covering the floor.


Depending on the desired application, a surface profile (scratch pattern) may be required to achieve bonding to the surface. This is where coating removal and surface prep play a vital role in ensuring the quality and longevity of any surface application.


Coating Removal


Every floor has different properties that determine the approach to removing a coating. There are a few approaches that can achieve proper coating removal.  High-pressure water jetting, chemical stripping, abrasives and machine grinding with special tools are potential options for the removal of coatings. Again, which method is used depends on the substrate below the coating, it’s properties and the level of preparation required. Generally, delicate surfaces require a delicate approach and more resilient surfaces require a more aggressive approach.


Surface Preparation


Once any existing coatings are removed preparation of the surface can take place. Surface preparation is dependent upon the application that will follow. Coatings can require rough grinding that leaves a specific surface profile (scratch pattern) to ensure proper bonding with the concrete floor. Other applications may require a less aggressive scratch pattern.

Please contact us today to learn more about our Surface Prep.


Shot blasting plant floor



Shotblasting Benefits:


  • Perfect for industrial floors, warehouses, road and airport maintenance, and parking garages, this shot blaster is an environmentally-sound choice for your surface preparation.
  • Excellent for industrial floor prep, road and airport maintenance, asphalt blasting, decontamination, and much more
  • Labor and time-saving shot blasting process strips, cleans and profiles in one step – cost effective and friendly to the environment
  • Operates virtually dust-free – healthier for the operator and workforce




  • Prepares concrete for recoating or application of overlays
  • Removes markings, dirt, and old coatings
  • Prepares parking lots and garage decks
  • Cleans factory and warehouse floors
  • Ideal for airport runways
  • Used on bridge decks and highways
  • Stencils patterns for decorative concrete applications



  • Marine industry: removes paint, rust and marine growth
  • Cleans ship and aircraft carrier decks
  • Removes non skid coatings
  • Removes rust and paint
  • Prepares petroleum and water storage tank surfaces



  • Prepares asphalt surfaces

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