What is Concrete Scarification?

Scarification Diagram

Concrete scarification is a process that removes concrete or extremely thick coatings, like epoxy resurfacers or urethane elastomeric systems. Rolls of carbide tipped blades are assembled into a drum that spins at high speeds to chip away at the concrete surface or coating system. The debris and dust is then vacuumed off to a sealed hopper.


Concrete scarification is used to level uneven floors or high spots. This same process can be used to cut down the entire floor to a new elevation. Concrete scarification is also a very efficient method of removing tough flooring systems like parking deck membranes or traffic lines.

Scarification in Action

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