What is Concrete Scarification?

Concrete 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 during bridge shot blasting or any project where uneven floors or high spots need to be leveled. This process can be used to cut down the entire floor to a new elevation. Concrete scarification is also a very efficient method for removing tough flooring systems like parking deck membranes or traffic lines. Take a look at these results:

Concrete Floor Scarifier in Action

Check out the process of scarifying a concrete floor using a scarification machine, also known as surface planner or milling machine. These ride-on planners offer adjustable cutting wheels and drum setups that work to remove the correct depth of material in one pass.

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