Diamond Grinding / Grooving

Concrete Pavement Maintenance

Diamond grinding is a procedure used to restore or improve pavement ride quality and surface texture on rigid pavements. Although diamond grinding has been a restoration procedure since the 1960's, recent developments and increased experience have made diamond grinding and concrete pavement restoration the best first rehabilitation option for concrete pavements. In particular, the cost competitiveness of diamond grinding has been enhanced with new, high-production equipment and improved synthetic diamonds for saw blades.

Long-term performance data of diamond ground pavements has become available demonstrating excellent performance. Documented performance of diamond ground pavements has shown that 90 percent last at least 9.5 years and 50 percent last at least 13.5 years. After reaching its useful life, a diamond ground pavement may be reground to further extend its service life.

Regrinding a pavement up to three times is possible without significantly compromising its fatigue life.

Diamond grinding helps concrete pavements last far longer than their initial design lives.

Estimated Service Life: 5 -10 Years

Reference Links:

ACPA - American Concrete Pavement Association