When considering abrasives for property restoration, four important physical characteristics help determine proper application. Media blasting expert Wayne Lawrence shares these characteristics along with popular alternatives to sand blasting in this overview of abrasive blast media.
When buildings are damaged or destroyed by fire, it is not uncommon to see the surfaces of exposed concrete or masonry exhibit scarring, pitting or cratering. This phenomenon is known as spalling. The costs for extensive testing, and attempts at cleaning or restoration, can be very expensive.
Media blasting expert Wayne Lawrence covers common media blasting applications in property restoration, the range of tools available, notable case studies, product advancements, the importance of equipment training, buying versus renting, equipment cost, and more.
"What we've come up with is a true combination unit. It allows people to switch from dry blasting to wet or vapor blasting on the fly with no damage to the system," Jeff Paduano, president of Eclipse Surface Technologies, said.
For the last few months, more than ever before, people ask very sincerely, “how are you doing?” A global pandemic has impacted us either directly, or indirectly, in almost every corner of our lives. It’s a reasonable question. As a salesman with more than 25 years in the industry, customers call all the time who I haven’t spoken with since well before the virus invaded. The first question after so long an absence establishes that we are doing okay – physically.
How much thought have you given to what you put down your drain? Everything that goes down your sink, toilet, or runs-off your property all goes to the same place, the waste water treatment plant. Lucky for us, we have facilities who filter through and treat all the gunk that people discard without a care and transform it into clean water.
As more businesses and public spaces are available to reopen and return to regular operations, it is important to make sure the necessary precautions are taken. Remediation for COVID-19 requires more than just basic cleaning.
Abrasive blasting is a widely used method for removing surface contaminants, encompassing a variety of abrasive blasting medias from highly abrasive (e.g., garnet) to moderately abrasive (e.g., crushed glass) to non-destructive abrasive (e.g., baking soda).