cut grooves in both directions to leave squares on the surface. Why?
that cross the path of a cow give about 50% more grip than grooves in
line with the cows movement.
the grooves just fill up with muck?
are ‘V’ shaped therefore muck will not become compacted in them. Wet muck
acts as a lubricant on your smooth concrete, with the concrete grooved
the cows foot feels the groove through the muck. If muck is allowed to
dry on the grooves then because of their ‘V’ shape the next time the area
becomes wet the grooves will clean out.
long will grooving last?
will depend on a number of factors such as how much wear the area gets
and how hard the concrete is, but as a rule of thumb grooving should have
an effective life of between 6 and 8 years, after this time the grooves
will still look OK but the sharp edge that was made when the grooving
was first done has now started to round off. As the edge looses its sharpness
so the grip will fade. At this time we recommend that the grooving is
long will my job take?
will use the most modern machines on your job. These work at rate of about
40 to 50 square yards of finished work per hour, per machine. Virtually
all jobs can be completed between milkings.