Grandview Concrete Grooving Inc. is an established business specializing in farm animal comfort and safety through the installation of Diamond Wheel Grooving of all livestock traffic areas of concrete flooring in dairy, beef, swine barns, stockyards and packing plants. Payback is very quick because cull rates due to lameness average less than 3% on GCG diamond pattern grooved floors versus cull rates as high as 25% without grooving. Cut grooves on a smooth floor will engage the hooves of the cattle fully, and prevent them from slipping and falling.
Cut grooves remain square and sharp for the life of the floor
Some of the added benefits of diamond wheel grooving are:
Uses diamond wheel to cut grooves - engineer approved, no hammering, no stone chips or chards
Safest, permanent traction for cows
Grooved floors dry off faster
Cows show heat because the superior traction does not inhibit mounting
The required movements of stepping up, stepping down, walking, turning and mounting are supported
Older high producing cows stay in the herd longer
Safer walking surfaces for people
Hammered or textured floors
Compromises the concrete
Creates sharp edges
Grinds cow's hooves resulting in sore feet
Scraper will buff floor smooth in six months
4x the price
Slippery when wet
DO NOT last
Two way diamond cut grooving provides long lasting, clean, drier and safer floors
GCG Diamond Grooved on Slatted Barn
Slatted floors rely mainly on surface texturing for traction. These floors can become a problem as they get polished from hoof traffic and especially scrappers. Where there is still some surface texture grooving in one direction only will greatly improve traction. Diamond pattern provides the best traction if the slot surface is smooth or scrapped.
GCG Diamon Grooved vs Poured in Place
Grooves are needed for long-term traction. Diamond Pattern Machine Cut Grooves 1/2" wide by 3/8" deep for sand (3/4" wide by 3/8" deep for non-sand), provide the best long-term traction and acts like a drainage bed essentially, tile drained in two directions at 4-inch centers. This is important because keeping cows hooves dry is critical in maintaining healthy hooves. Cut 2 ways, grooving provides a sharp edge for traction, holds the sand in place and the grooving is below the flat floor, which resists wear.