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Scarifying Preparation

The Scarifying operation is based on a drum rotating at high speed within the body of the machine. The profile (cut / texture) is created by the accessories fitted to the drum known as flails.

We would select scarifying to:

  • Remove materials in excess of 1mm in thickness i.e. latex, screeds, adhesives, contaminants and multiple layers of old coatings
  • Reduce tamped surfaces
  • Reduce levels

The profile created by the process and drum configuration should always be considered.

There are numerous surfaces suitable for planing:

  • Scarifying is often specified for removal of high build coatings, thermoplastic compositions, surface contaminants in excess of 1mm, latex and polymer screeds

Scarifying slope concrete surface

There are different shapes and sizes of flails available for specific tasks and they can be arranged on the drum for light cleaning applications through to heavy duty grooving.

  • Milling Flails - for removal of thermoplastic line markings and bitumous and rubber deposits
  • TCT Flails - for cleaning and texturing concrete/asphalt and stone surfaces
  • Beam Flails - for cleaning without damage to concrete and painted surfaces
  • Star Flails - for displacement of ice deposits

Self supporting scarifying machine

Key considerations:
Hard compositions may create a problem for smaller planing machines as there is not enough weight to cut into the surface. The profile achieved by the operation must always be considered for the specified product to be applied.

The composition and thickness of the substrate, the accessories selected and the profile and depth of cut attainable from the model and type of machine selected, will determine the results achieved.

Walk behind planing models have a medium vibration level, which means that they can be used between 2-8 hours in any given time period.

Please take a look at the other preparations methodes that could even better suit your needs:

- Milling / Profiling

- Planing / Levelling

- Shaving / Grooving

- Shot Blasting

- Grinding & Polishing

- Scraping / Demolition

- Sealing