Find Out About Our Scabbling Services

Here at Diamond Drilling UK, as our name suggests, we specialise in diamond core drilling. Furthermore, we are experts in a variety of related services. Today we will provide you with some additional information about our concrete mechanical scabbling services, also known as scappling.

Background

Historically, scabbling has been a method used to reduce hard materials such as stone and concrete. This process particularly referred to shaping stone into a rough square shape with an axe or hammer. Within the field of masonry in Kent, practitioners were known as ‘rag-stone’ masons, and they would work with a hard bluish-grey limestone, referring to the same process as ‘knobbling’. Traditionally, these same techniques have also been applied when shaping grindstones (used for grinding ferrous tools).

Scabbling Today

Sacbbling is a process that is still used today, though it has been modernised through innovations over time. Nowadays, we use machines that are powered by compressed air. These machines can remove a thin layer of concrete from whatever structure it is applied to. Generally, we can make use of these machines with several different heads. The heads are made with a carbide or steel tip, which enables them to slowly peck at the applied surface. The surface is pounded by these tipped rods in quick succession, and the process is repeated several times in order to achieved the necessary depth.

Diamond Drilling UK’s Scabbling Services

The machines we use at Diamond Drilling UK are 3 phase electric 110 volt and diesel powered. They are known by many names: scabblers, planers, groovers and scarifiers. The machines we use are considered the most reliable method of preparing surfaces within the modern construction industry. Additionally, our pneumatic devices can make use of rotary devices that ‘flail’ the surface by attaching a multi-point circular cutter across a cylindrical drum. By hammering and scratching the surface, you might want to use this application on either walls or floors where you need to minimise the amount of concrete or screeds, or any other harsh deposits found within industrial or commercial spaces

Scabbling and Your Project

There are a variety of purposes you might require scabbling for on your building project. For example, you may need to remove some unwanted coatings or markings, a surface may be contaminated in the nuclear industry, you could use it to prepare a surface for adding decorative patterns, or as preparation for further work prior to tasks such as painting and coating. It can be sued to rough, texture or grove as surface, or it could be used to create a slip-resistance surface, or remove deposits from cold stores. Whatever the task in hand, when it comes to surface removal, scabbling is a process that is a staple of stonemasonry.

Contact Us

If you require a scabbling company, look no further than Diamond Drilling UK Ltd. To get in touch, simply fill out our contact form, or email us at [email protected]. Based in both London and East Sussex, you will find all our contact information on our website contact page. We will be pleased to answer any queries you have about our scabbling service or any other services. We look forward to hearing from you about your project.