Grinding exposed aggregate concrete


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Old 09-24-06, 06:22 PM
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Grinding exposed aggregate concrete

I have a pool deck of exposed aggregate concrete, installed 4 years ago. It is beautiful, but the gravel used was perhaps a size too large and it can be a little sharp on your feet. Would it be possible to grind the exposed aggregate to take off the top of the stones that are tallest?

Would a grinder "grab" on the stones and break them out of the concrete?

What sort of grinder would be best for this work?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 09-24-06, 06:44 PM
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Check at any tool rental. The would have a grinder you can use for just that. Some people grind the basement floor They look good.

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There are machines that wil grind the aggregate, however, that process will create many more sharp edges than it eliminates. Are you saying that the topmost points of the gravel are not level, with some poking out more than others?
 
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Old 09-25-06, 06:12 PM
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Yes, I'd say that some gravel is standing taller than others. I think the installer used pea gravel that was a little too big and thus the stones are separated. It's not terrible, but it can be a little tough for those of us who wear shoes all day every day.
 
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Old 09-25-06, 10:36 PM
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Dont forget . You dont want it so it gets slick around the pool there.

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