The most important step in any flooring project is proper concrete surface preparation. Black Bear Coatings & Concrete utilizes a variety of surface preparation techniques, one of which is shot blasting.

Shot blasting strips a thin layer of concrete to reveal a mechanical profile that will improve bonding for new floor surfaces. This technique blasts the concrete surface with steel shot (i.e., small steel balls) at a high velocity. Shot blasting removes contamination, as well as laitance (soft concrete), which could prevent coatings or other new surfaces from adhering properly.

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  • Cost-effective
  • Dust-free
  • A dry process which allows for immediate application of coatings
  • Suitable for large and small areas
  • Delivers high production rates

Common Uses

  • Concrete Removal >1/8″
  • Coating removal
  • Concrete Surface Prep