Diamond Grinding of Concrete Pavements

Presentation by Geoff Ayton at Sydney Forum 8 September, 2008

This presentation was part of a Forum presentation entitled “Concrete pavement construction equipment – batch plants, slipformers, diamond grinding”. It summarises that …

Grinding

  • improves ride quality
  • improves microtexture
  • improves macrotexture (albeit longitudinal)
  • reduces tyre noise

Grooving

  • has no impact on ride quality
  • has no impact on microtexture (hence no improvement
    in dry friction)
  • improves macrotexture, hence improves water dispersion
  • is likely to increase tyre noise

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