Diamond Grooving

Our Company's history began with grooving in 1978 in the agricultural industry. Grooving is a process in which precise channels are cut into a pavement surface using water cooled diamond blades. Typically the grooves are 1/4" wide, 1/4" deep and 1 1/2" centers. Grooving provides excellent traction and water runoff without affecting the integrity of the concrete in any way.

Airport Runways: Grooving has been used in the airport industry since the early 1950's. The precision grooves are cut in the pavement transversely which provides excellent traction and runoff for water, oils, etc. Our airport groovers cut 3 feet wide and also have a vacuum system to suck up all of the slurry leaving the surface very clean.

Agricultural: In 1978 we started grooving barnyard floors, holding pens, alleys, and milking parlors. This process provides unsurpassed traction for livestock as well as people. The grooves are cut with water cooled diamond blades which for this application the groove configuration is 1/2" wide, 3/8" deep, and spaced at 4" centers.   The grooves can be are typically cut longitudinally and can also be cut in a diamond or checkerboard pattern providing the ultimate in traction.   Our company has grooved over 1,750 farms in the state of Michigan and our grooves will last the life of the buildings.


Opperman Grooving, Inc
Phone: 517-647-7381      Fax: 517-647-6830
6530 Divine Hwy     Portland, MI 48875
Jim@oppermangrooving.com