Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) Definition

Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) is the measure of the average distance from the peaks of the surface to the valleys as seen through a cross-sectional view of the concrete surface. The standards are rated 1-9 with 1 being the smoothest and 9 being the roughest.

The CSP is important to consider when trying to achieve proper bonding of concrete overlays and coatings. Generally, when using a thick overlay, the CSP needs to be higher. When using a coating that is slim, a smoother CSP of 2 to 4 is correct. When using thicker self-leveling and polymer overlays, the appropriate CSP will range from 4 to 6.

EDCO’s line of Surface Preparation, Repair and Restoration Equipment has the ability to leave the desired CSP and finish. With the proper machine and accessories, EDCO’s products can leave a CSP from 1 to 9. Below is a chart to show which products will most effectively achieve the desired CSP and finishes.

Watch EDCO’s “A Guide To Surface Profile” Video, which explains CSP further


CSP Catalog Chart

For more information about Concrete Surface Profile and how EDCO’s products will assist in leaving the desired finish, read more in our catalog.

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