We assist road and highway construction companies with their surface transportation needs. Pavement replacement is costly, and grinding and grooving offers a cost-effective alternative. Pavement grinding and grooving extends the life of the roadway and restores pavement to its original ride quality.
Performed on airport runways, taxiways, bridge decks, roads and highways; grinding and grooving extends the longevity, performance and functionality of those pavements. Furthermore, grinding and grooving reduces noise, and textures the pavement surface to improve skid resistance and safety.
The purpose of diamond grinding is to reprofile pavement surfaces. Using diamond blades mounted on a cutting head, diamond grinding is a technique that removes a thin layer of pavement surface to restore smoothness and friction. The blades are constantly cooled by water pumped from a tanker. This mixture of water and concrete is then vacuumed and transported to our water reclamation facility. Continuous "Profile Grinding" retextures a large area of pavement whereas corrective, hourly "Bump Grinding" retextures specific areas of pavement.
Even the strongest surfaces are subject to wear and tear caused by time, weather and traffic. Undertaking a program of planned pavement maintenance translates into major savings in restoration costs. Diamond grinding is an affordable pavement rehabilitation technique.
Grooving is a technique of cutting perfectly consistent, parallel grooves into the pavement using diamond saw blades. Grooving provides improved water drainage on roadways, reduces pavement drying time, increases friction, reduces hydroplaning, and enhances overall road safety.
Transverse grooving is especially effective on bridge decks and airport runways and taxiways. This type of grooving creates numerous drainage channels, improving wet weather friction, reducing water splash and spray, and ultimately improving vehicle control. Transverse grooving also significantly improves braking traction, a necessary specification of airport runways.