When you’re grinding and polishing concrete, the process can be completed wet or dry. Wet is often preferred, if only because it has been around longer than dry grinding. Water is used during the wet process, cooling the diamond tooling and acting as a lubricant. While it limits exposure to dangerous dust particles, the wet process leaves a slurry paste. Slurry management is something you need to consider before you begin the wet process. You should think about containment, removal, and disposal.
An auto scrubber is the most convenient method for containing and removing excess slurry from the concrete’s surface during the polishing process. Choose the size of your equipment based upon the size of the surface you need to clean. You’ll want to use the proper sized equipment to most effectively contain the excess slurry.
As you complete the wet grinding process, you should be vigilant about removing slurry. If you’re using an auto scrubber, you should use a concrete cleaner and restorer in the scrubber tank to help remove slurry and keep the disposal tank clean. Consider an environmentally friendly option that helps to harden and refine the concrete you’re working with. If you’re having trouble getting the auto scrubber into tight places, use a squeegee to clean up any remaining slurry water.
Dumping slurry water is out of the question. Invest in a slurry processing machine like the Mud Hen. It will dewater the slurry, filtering out the wastewater and pancaking the slurry. The Mud Hen is the most convenient and quickest way to take care of your slurry, making disposal easy. It’s portable too, making it easy to transport it from site to site and move it around.