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Concrete Slurry Management - What's the Correct Method?

Concrete Slurry Management - What's the Correct Method?

16th Mar 2023

Looking for proper methods of concrete slurry waste disposal can be overwhelming. There are chemicals, vacuums, bags, containers, pits...etc. So what is the proper method for concrete slurry disposal? 

First, what exactly is slurry? Concrete slurry is the mixture of water and concrete solids that result from concrete grinding, cutting, or coring. 

In our industry, dealing with slurry is often unavoidable. And concrete slurry clean-up, surprisingly, does not have to be a huge pain. Later in this article, we will offer a few products we stock for quick slurry management and disposal. 

It is important that slurry not be poured down pipelines or directly into any waterways. If poured into pipes, it could cause erosion of the pipes and/or water blockage or floods. According to an article on," The goal of the CWA is to protect and maintain the physical and biological integrity of the nation's waterways. If anything you discharge could find its ways into any waterway you must obtain a permit..."

If you regularly deal with slurry after concrete grinding on a job site, it is important to familiarize yourself with not only Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations but also State and Local laws that may apply to your disposal. The fees for improper slurry disposal methods are steep and can quickly add up for contractors on a large work site. 

Luckily, Niagara Machine is going to make it easier for you. We have a great selection of slurry management solutions so you can choose the best fit for your project. 

First, the DiamaPro Systems WVX Wet Vac. This wet/slurry vac makes cleaning up water or leftover slurry from wet grinding quick and easy. It has desirable features contractors want including a U-shaped squeegee to gather more slurry at once. 

Next-up, DiamaPro Systems Slurry Chemicals 

  • Slurry Sponge- captures the solids component of the slurry allowing the water to evaporate over time reducing disposable weight.
  • Slurry Scrub-  clean dried concrete slurry from cutting and grinding equipment.
  • Slurry Splitter- captures and encapsulates suspended cement particles for quick settling and easy dewatering

Revolutionary DiamaPro Slurry Containment System simplifies the task of what to do with job site concrete mud when wet grinding. This system reduces the amount of waste material to discard, removes heavy metal contaminants, lowers pH and reuses the separated water back on the job.

Check out this video to see it in action!