Why would you sandblast concrete?
It’s an abrasive blasting solution aimed at exposing the aggregate below the surface. Its main purpose is a particular type of finish. What’s more, this technique eliminates paint or contaminants of the concrete. It may also be used for graffiti removal.
Reconditioning Professionals will decide on an adequate concrete sandblasting method, depending on the result you have in mind. Our 35 years of experience in surface reconditioning will help us get you the exact effect you’re looking for.
Options for Concrete Sandblasting
The main reason why people decide to do concrete blasting has to do with their surface no longer looking good. Under-exposed aggregate is to be blamed and a perfect solution is to sandblast the concrete.
Examples of concrete surfaces that Reconditioning Professionals could help you with include:
- concrete covered with paint residue
- concrete vandalized with graffiti
- patio walls
- concrete basketball courts
Whether you need assistance for domestic or commercial purposes, we’re there for you. We will apply adequate pressure to make your big or small concrete surface attractive again!
Sandblasting Concrete Driveway
You may want to sandblast a driveway because it’s the first thing your visitors or clients see. Whether you want us to expose aggregate, create patterns, implement slip applications or remove undesired elements, sandblasting your concrete driveway is a way forward.
When you sandblast a concrete driveway, you can count on the following benefits when compared to other strategies that can be used for the abovementioned effect:
- Consistency of the stone to cement ratio
- Affordability and efficiency
- Pressure and abrasive medium control
- Restoration of the initial look
Rob Dorsey and his team can travel to you with their mobile sandblasting unit, as long as you’re based in Ohio and surrounds. Invest in specialists with a comprehensive surface reconditioning experience. Contact Reconditioning Professionals!
Sandblasting concrete is a process in which abrasive materials (such as sand, glass beads, or crushed walnut shells) are forcibly propelled against a concrete surface using compressed air. The impact of the abrasive materials removes surface contaminants and roughens the surface, creating a texture that improves adhesion for coatings or other surface treatments.
Sandblasting concrete is a cost-effective way to prepare a concrete surface for coatings or other treatments. It can remove a wide range of surface contaminants, including paint, rust, oil, and dirt, as well as smooth out any rough spots or uneven surfaces. Sandblasting can also create a texture on the concrete surface that improves adhesion for coatings or other surface treatments.
Sandblasting can be used on a variety of concrete surfaces, including floors, walls, driveways, patios, and sidewalks. However, it is important to note that not all concrete surfaces are suitable for sandblasting, and some may require alternative methods of preparation.
To sandblast concrete, you will need a sandblasting machine (also known as a blast pot or sandblaster), a compressor to provide compressed air, and abrasive materials (such as sand, glass beads, or crushed walnut shells). You will also need personal protective equipment, including a respirator, safety glasses, and ear protection.
Sandblasting concrete can be safe if proper safety precautions are taken. It is important to wear personal protective equipment, including a respirator, safety glasses, and ear protection, to protect against the hazards of airborne dust and noise. Additionally, it is important to follow safe operating procedures and to properly ventilate the work area to prevent exposure to silica dust.
Sandblasting can damage concrete if it is not done properly. The impact of the abrasive materials can create deep grooves or pits in the concrete surface if too much pressure is used or if the abrasive materials are too coarse. Additionally, sandblasting can weaken the surface of the concrete and make it more prone to cracking or chipping if it is not properly prepared or if the surface is already damaged.
The length of time it takes to sandblast concrete depends on the size and complexity of the surface being treated, as well as the type of abrasive materials being used. Generally, sandblasting a small area can take just a few hours, while larger areas or more complex surfaces may take several days.