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Slick concrete floors in pens

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:32 pm
by TEGG21
We built a barn and I wasn't really thinking ahead to where we would be putting fair pigs.

My concrete where my pens are, are not very rough and I had a few instances where pigs would slide around. I would like to try and help this situation before we get pigs again in March / April.

I don't want to go crazy as I do take pens down after the fair and use the barn for other purposes. Would getting a concrete saw and sawing lines every couple inches in a diamond pattern work maybe 1/4 - 3/8" deep? I have bedding in the back half of our pens then like to keep the front half bare. Have 3 pens so total area is roughly 75 st ft. I have heard that doing some sort of epoxy wouldn't last very long? Open to suggestions. Thanks!

Re: Slick concrete floors in pens

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:43 am
by rrcc74
You can rent a concrete grinder to just rough up the surface.

Re: Slick concrete floors in pens

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:51 pm
by rebelback
You may have already done this, but we were in the same boat and rented a concrete scarifier. It solved most of our problems with a single pass. I'm going to rent another one and go over it again this year to create a cross pattern on the floor.