Traffic Switch Traffic switches are a breeze with our virtually dry waterblasting systems. Instant vacuum recovery means that the eradication surface is damp about 12 inches wide while all surrounding pavement is dry. Traffic switches generally relocate the markings for new traffic patterns. This means the new marking areas are unlikely to be affected by the waterblasting of old markings. Painting can usually occur simultaneously even right beside the waterblaster.
Conflicting Lines Motorist confusion is drastically reduced by the complete removal of old markings when fresh traffic patterns are installed. Waterblasting reaches deep into the pores to extract paint and thermo without altering the surface height. A rut-free surface is a huge safety benefit. Safety is also dramatically enhanced by the absence of ambiguous “paint” since the pores are cleaned as well as the surface. Grinders are historically incapable of accommodating these needs. Furthermore, waterblasting does not scar the aggregate, whereas grinding can leave a permanent scar.