View Full Version : How To Make Concrete Less Slippery?
Feb. 5, 2010, 09:14 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might be able to do to make my concrete aisle less slippery? It had a broomed finish, but that has worn down. Of course I'd LOVE rubber pavers, but can't afford them. The aisle is approximately 7 feet wide and 30 feet long. Is there something I can use to coat the concrete such as a rubberized product? Also, is there anything I can use on trailer mats for better traction. I will be trailering my 3 year old soon and don't want her slipping and having a bad experience. Thanks!
Feb. 5, 2010, 10:05 AM
Feb. 5, 2010, 02:24 PM
Check this link just to see one machine that is available.
I am positive that any large tool rental company that specializes in construction equipment will have a similar machine, as you will not be the first that wants to modify an older floor.
There are a variety of drums (the cutting tool) and the rental company should have a grooving drum available.
This would be a longer lasting and more economical solution.
Feb. 5, 2010, 03:39 PM
I have a friend who did the nonslip coating in their garage and it is great. It looks fabulous too.
Feb. 5, 2010, 03:50 PM
Our vets hired a concrete company to cut small diamond patterns on the old floor of their examination room.
They said it helped and it was not expensive at all.
You could check with your local concrete companies.
Feb. 5, 2010, 08:24 PM
Yup, a local concrete company should have concrete groovers.
Concrete grooving is common in the livestock/dairy industry: http://www.cgicorp.com/dairy.htm
Feb. 6, 2010, 10:27 AM
Feb. 6, 2010, 10:54 AM
haha. When we got our gas fired pressure washer, the hubby tried it on the concrete barn aisle.
5 years later you can still see where he wrote "I love you" on the pavement. Took the top mm of cement right off!
Perhaps hiure a company and don't try our DIY method.
I am surprised your broom finish wore off though- our barn had a broom finish that got rained on lightly just as it was curing and it is the best surface- even 15 years later!
Feb. 6, 2010, 07:22 PM
there are types of high quality tape that will stick to concrete floors. this is sticker stuff you have to get from a printer but it is a quick and cheap fix for ramps and floors. you can get it gritty on top for good hold.