Mobile Abrasive Blasting

Sandblasting is a form of abrasive blasting that is used to prep surfaces for fresh paint or to remove dirt buildup and corrosion that has settled on surfaces. A mobile dustless blasting service can assist with cleaning a pool deck and pool or prepping a structure for the addition of paint.

How Blasting Works

A piece of industrial blasting equipment relies upon the use of a motor and a compressor. A nozzle and tubing are connected to a blasting unit. Sand is an aggregate material that is used for many blasting purposes. The grittiness of sand particles will act as a scouring agent that will effectively lift old sediment, rust, and other hardened substances. A blasting process may or may not utilize water.

Once a blasting machine is turned on, an operator can control the intensity of the nozzle emitter. A stronger stream of sand particles may be used for blasting processes that are complex. A lighter stream of sand particles may be used for basic blasting projects. A mobile blasting operator may feature several aggregate sizes that can be used for a wide range of blasting projects.

How Mobile Dustless Services Are Performed

A dustless process involves adding water to an industrial blast tank. A mobile machine is transported to a client's home. An industrial blaster will inspect the surfaces that will be treated with an abrasive material. They will fill the blast tank with an aggregate. They will introduce water to the tank. The water will essentially suppress dust. This results in a cleaner blasting process. Dry particulates that aren't mixed with water can leave a mess on a surface that is being blasted.

A slurry, which consists of aggregate materials and water, will be much easier to clean up. A mobile service provider may offer comprehensive blasting processes. This may include inspecting surfaces, prepping the work area, administering the blasting process, and cleaning up the surfaces that have been treated. During the blasting process, a nozzle will only be aimed at the surfaces that are being treated.

The prep steps that a blasting machine operator uses may include laying down tarps or other protective materials. Protective materials will prevent blasting materials from accumulating on grass or other natural features. On a windy day, blasting may result in an aggregate mixture spreading to surfaces that aren't being treated. Blasting will provide a surface with a clean appearance. Its texture will be consistent.

For more information, contact a company like Total Surface Solutions.