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SURFACE PROFILES (SP1 – SP10)


The surface profile (SP) chart is used as a visual representation of desired surface textures, roughness, and general appearance on concrete or asphalt. Each profile has a corresponding number, ranging from SP1 (nearly flat) to SP10 (extremely rough).

The surface profile is defined as the measurement of the average distance from the peaks of the surface to the valleys, as seen through a cross-section of the prepared substrate.

The texture and appearance of the profile obtained through the surface-preparation process will vary, depending upon the concrete/asphalt strength, composition, aggregate and finish. On sound surfaces, the range of variation can be controlled to represent these standards, however, as removal depth increases, the profile of the prepared substrate will be increasingly dominant by the type and size of the coarse aggregate.

Confirmation that the desired profile has been achieved during the surface-preparation process is done by visually inspecting the surface, then comparing it to the profiles depicted by replica profile tiles, replica putty, replica tape, or SP photos (see below). The replica putty test is ASTM D7682, and the replica tape test is ASTM D4417.

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The creation of a surface profile can be accomplished with a variety of tools, equipment and materials, and requires a specification to select the desired SP range, dependent upon the type of overlay system and material thickness to be installed



SP
Concrete
Profile Tool
SP
Asphalt
Profile Tool

SP1


Acid Etch

27 mils/0.027 inches

SP1


Brush

27 mils/0.027 inches

SP2


Grind-it℠

32 mils/0.032 inches

SP2


Grind-it℠

32 mils/0.032 inches

SP3


Erase-it℠ (Fine)
Shave-it℠
Prep-it℠
Light Blast


38 mils/0.038 inches

SP3


Erase-it℠ (Fine)
Shave-it℠
Prep-it℠


38 mils/0.038 inches

SP4


Erase-it℠ (Medium)
Strip-it℠ (Very Fine)
Mill-it℠ (Very Fine)
Scrape-it℠ (Very Fine)
Light/Medium Blast


50 mils/0.05 inches

SP4


Erase-it℠ (Medium)
Strip-it℠ (Very Fine)
Mill-it℠ (Very Fine)
Scrape-it℠ (Very Fine)


50 mils/0.05 inches

SP5


Erase-it℠ (Coarse)
Fine Scarifying
Strip-it℠ (Fine)
Mill-it℠ (Fine)
Scrape-it℠ (Fine)
Medium Blast


66 mils/0.066 inches

SP5


Erase-it℠ (Coarse)
Fine Scarify
Strip-it℠ (Fine)
Mill-it℠ (Fine)
Scrape-it℠ (Fine)


66 mils/0.066 inches

SP6


Medium Scarifying
Strip-it℠ (Medium)
Mill-it℠ (Medium)
Scrape-it℠ (Medium)
Medium-Heavy Blast


125 mils/0.125 inches

SP6


Medium Scarifying
Strip-it℠ (Medium)
Mill-it℠ (Medium)
Scrape-it℠ (Medium)
Medium-Heavy Blast


125 mils/0.125 inches

SP7


Medium-Coarse Scarifying
Strip-it℠ (Coarse)
Mill-it℠ (Coarse)
Scrape-it℠ (Coarse)
Heavy Blast


175 mils/0.175 inches

SP7


Medium-Coarse Scarify
Strip-it℠ (Coarse)
Mill-it℠ (Coarse)
Scrape-it℠ (Coarse)
Heavy Blast


175 mils/0.175 inches

SP8


Coarse Scarifying
Scabbling
Fine Planing


210 mils/0.21 inches

SP8


Coarse Scarifying
Scabbling
Fine Planing


210 mils/0.215 inches

SP9


Very-Coarse Scarifying
Medium Planing


214 mils/0.214 inches

SP9


Very-Coarse Scarifying
Medium Planing


214 mils/0.214 inches

SP10


Coarse Planing

>250mils/0.25 inches

SP10


Coarse Planing

>250mils/0.25 inches
 
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