24-7's Surface Preparation works are commonly used for reducing floor levels, coating removal, high spot removal, bridge deck membrane removal and latex & adhesive removal. Any finished job is only as good as the surface preparation done at the start. Our Floor Preparation service is used in the case of newly laid concrete to remove the weak top layer which forms during laitance. Concrete Surface Preparation is equally as important with existing concrete; it is important that all contaminants such as oils and grease are completely removed before applying any new concrete layers.
Our Floor Preparation Works client base includes local domestic building works through to large-scale contractual work with some of the biggest names in the UK construction industry.
Concrete Floor Slab Levelling
Do you have concrete floor slabs which are uneven, unsightly and even dangerous? Our concrete floor slab levelling service can realign and relevel the slabs as well as the floor beneath it to give you an even, safe surface. We can reduce floor levels, increase floor levels and level the floor of any surface.
Concrete Scarifying & Concrete Planing
Concrete Scarifying, otherwise known as Concrete Planing, is a method of concrete surface preparation by which we scar the concrete to prepare it to be finished with a coating. Concrete Scarifying removes the build up of heavy coatings and adhesives, producing a clean and smooth finish which prepares it perfectly for any new coatings that may be applied to the concrete. Our Scarifying equipment includes dust collection, leaving you a dust-free smooth concrete surface and a safe, clean, dust-free working environment. Scarifying or Planing is also preferred over Shot lasting when removing sticky or rubbery coatings and surfaces. Concrete Planing is also a great finished effect where non-slip and safety is high on the agenda.
Diamond Grinding is a surface preparation technique used mostly to remove waterproof membranes, heavy adhesives and latex. Diamond Grinding is also the perfect method for removing and ironing out imperfections in the surface you are treating, be that concrete floors, concrete slabs or concrete walkways. Our concrete grinding machines are the best in the market and will leave your surface smooth and clean.
Concrete Shot Blasting
Concrete Shot Blasting is the surface preparation technique where we blast lots of tiny steel balls at the surface in order to treat and condition the first layer. This could be to even unlevel surfaces, remove coatings that have been applied to a concrete surface and generally improve the aesthetics fo the surface. The equipment we use has various levels of strength and velocity, meaning different textures and effects can be achieved, depending on the job in hand. Not only is this is a very productive means of concrete surface preparation, but it's also dust free.
Scabbling & Scapling Surface Preparation
Scabbling prepares the concrete surface by removing a thin layer of concrete from the surface. This is carried out by targeted high-pressure air which blasts at the surface, breaking it up delicately but efficiently. This method is used on the highways to remove road markings, as well as removing contaminants which may be on the concrete surface in the nuclear industry, for example. We can also use Scapling to create a decorative or textured pattern on the concrete for a finishing aesthetic effect.
Where in the UK do we cover?
Our Surface Preparation Head Office and main depot is in Newton Abbot in South Devon, which services areas in its local catchment such as Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Bridgewater, Barnstaple, Taunton the entirety of Devon. All nationwide Concrete Surface Preparation jobs are also organised through here.
We also have other regional depots to cater for other key areas that need our surface preparation expertise. Our Newquay depot services all surface preparation jobs in Newquay, St Austell, Falmouth, Penzance and the whole of Cornwall, whilst our Southampton depot covers Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth and all of Dorset. Our Bath depot covers the whole of Somerset, including key areas like Bridgewater, Avon, Bristol, Cheltenham, Weston Super Mare, Gloucester and even up to Berkshire and Hampshire. Wherever you are in the UK, we've got your Floor and Surface preparation needs covered.
Key Aspects of 24-7's Surface Preparation Service:
- Dust extraction is available
- Fast hi-tech machines
- Easy to use in tight access
- Low noise output
- Hand machines can be used for wall preparation works
- Effective way to key new surfaces to old surfaces
- Diamond Grinding
- Shot Blasting
- Floor Preparation
- Coating Removal