French German
Concrete grooving

If you wish to hire us, here are some points to follow before, during and after our visit.

Before the job
A thorough scraping is enough.
In summer, when it is hot, we advise you to wet the surfaces before the driver arrives. The dampness will loosen dry and crusting dung so that after scraping, the floor will be ready for grooving.

During the job
To limit costs and therefore your bill, our drivers travel alone, we ask you to help them. During the job, we ask you to be on hand and totally available. Your help will mainly involve sweeping runs, moving hoses, etc.

We can work with animals in the buildings without any problem. Whichever machine is used, the noise they make is loud but regular. When we start a job with animals in the building, we take the precaution to start gradually. The machines make hardly any dust and move very slowly. After a few minutes, the animals take no more notice.

Work rates are high; your job will be completed quickly: allow 100 m/hour for concrete grooving or surfacing, 70 m/hour for slatted floor grooving and between 20 and 50 linear metres / hour for the cutting of channels for automatic scrapers.

After the job
Once the job has been done, we advise you to thoroughly scrape your concrete floors. As some concrete dust, little splinters will remain, These can be dangerous for the animals, sweep clean using a hydraulic brush, if not, a square or round bale on the end of a loader or flush with water.

For recent concrete (less than 2 years): we advise you to neutralise your concrete again to avoid risks of the cement reacting on the animals' hooves. To do this, after thoroughly scraping your concrete, simply spray with solution of 10% vinegar in water. Use a watering can, and allow 50 litres of this mix for 100m.

N.B.: Milking machine acid is not suitable for this type of job.
Vermot | Bramley, Tadley, Hants, RG26 5BP - England