Road Marking Removal
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 that 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 accomodating these needs. Furthermore, waterblasting does not scar the aggregate, while grinding can leave a permanent scar.
Cure Removal New concrete or freshly milled concrete needs to have the curing compound or paste removed to enable bonding of epoxy and other markings. Waterblasting with vacuum recovery is an excellent way of preparing the surface prior to applying new markings. Performance Hydroblasting, Inc. provides optimum cleaning and profiling for surface preparation of all types.
Bridge Cleaning Waterproofing and paving operations are two applications that call for waterblasting. Generally, concrete bridge decks do not get repaved. Since asphalt trucks often track asphalt onto the concrete, jobs look better having the bridges cleaned after the paving in that area is complete. Waterproofing bridge decks also requires a clean bonding surface. Waterblasting provides great cleaning and scarifying of the surfaces to be sealed.