Our grinding service is geared towards providing our clients with a simple and affordable solution customised to their requirements.
Grinding trip hazards from concrete footpaths
Removing “lips” to concrete pram ramps and driveways
“Scarifying” smooth concrete to provide a non-slip surface
Removing temporary asphalt “ramps” before grinding
Removal of paint road markings from asphalt or concrete
The NZ Grinding Company Difference – “We Do the Right Thing”
For the environment
Our commitment to environment means using a unique system that incorporates a Vacuum and sucks up the dust produced by grinding, avoiding environmental contamination.
For the ratepayers
Our system of grinding of raised “lips” and removing trip hazards is considerably more cost-effective than the alternative of concrete path replacement.
For the pedestrians
Our System uses a unique grinding head that is designed to leave a rough surface, thus avoiding the slippery (and dangerous) surface left by other grinding systems (such as angle grinders). It is also fully adjustable to ensure the finished surface is at the ideal gradient for accessible footpaths.
For the road users
Our system can be undertaken safely on the footpath/verge with no need to impede traffic flow. The alternative of replacing concrete slabs usually requires temporary blocking or encroachment of the road.
For the public
Our system takes 10-15 minutes for each grind. During which time our trained staff will assist any pedestrians to safely bypass the work area. The alternative method of replacing concrete slabs usually requires closing footpaths for a week or more.
For the waterways
Our system uses a “Dry Grind” method which avoids any “sludge” or contaminated water entering the wastewater system. Using angle grinders or other grinding systems can cause water pollution.
We are all told to recycle rather than discard. We are the “Recycling Choice”. Rather than sending perfectly good footpaths to the landfill just because an edge has risen up we can “Recycle” the concrete by grinding the offending edge.
Aesthetically wise, our system provides a much smaller area of “new” concrete rather than the “eyesore” of a large section of new concrete standing out from the “aged” look of the rest of the footpath.
For reducing disruption
We carry out our operation with minimal disruption with 10-15 minutes of minor disruption to the public at each site. The alternative solution of replacing the offending footpath can cause over a week of disruption to the pedestrians, road users and local businesses.
For a long term solution
Our system is a long term solution. In our experience in the vast majority of cases our repairs do not need a re-grind.
In accordance to NZ Transport Agency
According to NZ Transport Agency, “Pedestrian planning and Design Guide” (section 18.2), “Seemingly minor issues, such as a small vertical face or minor ponding can also cause difficulties for some pedestrians”.
The recommended treatment according to table 18.1 is:
Difference of vertical level, 6-13mm - Provide a bevel between surfaces or remove and reinstate.
Difference of vertical level, more than 13mm – Remove and reinstate one of the surfaces, or treat the area as a ramp.
Our trained staff can assess a “trip hazard” and eliminate the hazard by grinding to a safe angle (for vertical surfaces over 6mm ). Or if necessary we will note the location and advise our client so this section of footpath can be programmed for full replacement.