Proper surface preparation is important for the immediate and long-term success of concrete sealants. Guidelines for the proper preparation of a concrete surface include removing any old layers and complete decontamination of the surface. This can be done most easily and effectively with hydroblasting for surface preparation- a water jet cleaning service offered by Clean Sweep Hydroblasting.
Hydroblasting for Surface Preparation
Hydroblasting is a water pressure cleaning system that uses up to 42,000 P.S.I. water jets to remove dirt and chemicals from surfaces. Industrial surface preparation includes the ability to remove the coating from concrete, stucco, walkways, patios, ships and marine structures with steel and fiberglass. Profiling of concrete on various structures for overcoating or overlaying of epoxy coatings and concrete.
Old and non-durable concrete must be removed and replaced before a surface is properly prepared. Our hydrocutters will remove weak concrete in a safe and environmentally clean fashion. No dust or vibrations are created by water demolition so that a precise area can be prepared for new construction without disturbing nearby structures.
The Benefits and Costs of Hydroblasting
Decontamination includes the removal of any oils, grease, or wax which can be harder to remove depending on their viscosity and the permeability of the surface. Normally, concrete will be between the pH range of 11 and 13. Anything outside this range may require further cleaning. With a chemical cleaning process, hard-to-reach surfaces and tight places can be difficult. Hydroblasting can provide excellent surface preparation in those same places.
Hydroblasting for surface preparation can come across an issue if the runoff and debris is hazardous. Though hydroblasting does not require chemicals, sometimes it is removing contaminants from a surface. Luckily, water jets with vacuum recovery alleviate this issue. These machines offer less versatility than many other systems but are vital due to their ability to protect the environment. When removing asbestos or lead paints, containment is of the highest importance. These machines strip a flat surface, while ensuring the pollutants are contained in order to be properly disposed of.
Hydroblasting is the only way for soluble salts to be removed. Normal grit blasting does not release the contaminants trapped in small crevasses. Water jets force these crevasses open and remove everything. The sheer power of hydroblasting can get most surfaces clean.
At the same time, hydroblasting can be precise in its pressure. Robotically controlled water jets make industrial surface preparation safe for the material. The water pressure can be set to a certain P.S.I. required to get the job done but also be gentle enough to not damage the surface.
For any industrial surface preparation needs, consider Clean Sweep Hydroblasting to get the job done right and under the correct guidelines so that the next contractors who need a clean surface will have no extra complications. Call now at (561) 793-1509 or visit our contact page.