Concrete Grinding and Polishing: 13 Services Offered!

Fine Cut Concrete Grinding and Polishing is an extension of Fine Cut Drilling and Sawing which first launched as a one truck operation in March 2002. Concrete grinding and polishing is a term used to describe the process of smoothing down rough concrete surfaces to reveal a smooth and shiny surface. Fine Cut offers a variety of services in the concrete grinding and polishing area and we’re going to discuss those in this blog! 

Our mission at Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing has always been to be a premier concrete cutting company that prides itself on quality, integrity, discipline, and loyalty to our customers and all who help us achieve our mission. In 2016, Clay Kohler expanded on Fine Cut’s potential by aggressively remodeling the company’s vision and long-term goals. With Jim’s knowledge of concrete drilling and sawing and Clay’s understanding of managing a business the two joined efforts to make Fine Cut successful. In 2020 still expanding, Fine Cut decided to offer concrete grinding and polishing services. With our grinding and polishing expert, Jamie Sisk, Fine Cut is able to expand and offer more to their customers. Lets go over all 13 services we offer:
  1. Concrete Polishing: Polished concrete is a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground, honed, and polished with bonded abrasives in order to cut a concrete floor’s surface.
  2. Concrete Staining: The concept of staining concrete is similar to altering the color of materials such as wood. Instead of creating an opaque surface through paint, staining provides several hues and tones for concrete through different solutions and techniques.
  3. Concrete Stenciling: A stencil is placed over existing concrete, often over a base coat, and then a topping in a different color is sprayed or troweled over the stencil and finished. The result is a clean, fresh-looking pattern with a very tough, durable surface.
  4. Decorative Sawing: Better known as deco sawing, is the process of sawing a pattern into a concrete floor. This process can create several designs and helps with cracking making the process as functional as it is eye-catching.
  5. Epoxy Flooring: In a nutshell, epoxy flooring is a type of synthetic resin floor system that is laid on top of concrete substrates as a form of protection and decoration.
  6. Floor Flattening: These services repair uneven surfaces by grinding the concrete in high spots and leveling the concrete in low spots with the most effective tools for properly completing each job the first time. Floor flattening can fix the damage of cracked or split concrete.
  7. Joint Heave Correction: This is the process of fixing large cracks in the floors of houses or businesses. Also known as ‘slab heave’; the uneven movement of a house footing and slab.
  8. Precast Wall Polishing: Precast walls are constructed by casting concrete in a reusable wall mold or form which is then cured in a controlled environment, transported to the construction site, and lifted into place. Similar to our floor polishing services, we do similar for vertical surfaces as well. 
  9. Rain Damage Slab Repair: Rain on freshly finished concrete can damage the surface, and in extreme cases, wash the surface off the concrete exposing the aggregate. Clean the damaged surface before beginning repair for light scaling. Use a pressure washer to spray away crumbling cement, dirt, plants, and stains. Resurface the affected area with a finishing seal.
  10. Surface Profiling: This is the process of quantifying the roughness of a surface. The device used to perform surface profiling is called a profilometer.
  11. Trowel Polishing: The act of using a trowel to polish concrete. Trowel polished concrete offers a similar look to that created through traditional polishing methods, meaning that you can maintain your high-quality work while shortening timelines and cutting down on costs.
  12. Grind and Seal: The concrete grind and seal procedure removes the top, aged layer of a concrete floor, leaving a surface that looks bright and new.
  13. Joint Fill: A joint filling is a chemical compound used to fill the gap between two parts of a structure or two identical structures.

The process of concrete grinding and polishing requires the use of heavy duty concrete grinding machines and diamond-impregnated segments or discs, which resemble a durable sandpaper. During the concrete grinding process, the discs are gradually replaced with finer grit discs in order to produce a high shine or smoothness. The concrete polishing process is really the final stages of the concrete grinding and polishing process by using the finest grit discs in order to achieve a high shine finish. During the final polishing stage, a polishing compound may be applied to help clean any residue remaining on the surface and give the floor additional sheen. When used together, concrete grinding and polishing can result in a smooth, striking surface that resembles polished stone. 

For more information on our concrete grinding and polishing services you can contact us today! Our number is (816) 540-5787 for all your concrete grinding and polishing needs! You can also visit our website and send us a message. We look forward to helping you accomplish what you need.