The goal in restoration work is to return a structure to its original state by uncovering the underlying surfaces of the structure. It is critical to do this without the use of chemicals or abrasive cleaning methods because they can alter the integrity of the surface. Chemicals can leach into stone and abrasive cleaning methods can scratch and scar the surface being cleaned. It is also important to use a method with no secondary waste because in a project such as lead paint abatement, it is critical that the removal method be as streamlined and as carefully contained as possible.
Our technology allows us to achieve the desired cleaning results without damaging the substrate. The machine operator can blast adjacent to marble, glass and onyx without causing any damage to these surfaces. Dry Ice Blasting also leaves no secondary waste streams and provides drastic time savings. Dry Ice Blasting has been used in historic church restoration, the Utah State Capital Building seismic upgrade, aging marble statues, a fire damaged home from the turn of the century and thousands of restoration projects around the globe.
Ice blasting is the best cleaning method for restoration projects due to the need for a non-abrasive and chemical-free process in most restoration work. The goal in restoration work is to restore a structure to its original state and to uncover the underlying surfaces of the structure without causing additional damage. This technology allows usto achieve the desired cleaning results, without damaging the substrate. Often, layers of paint and years of aging will hide the original detail on the structure. The only way to uncover this intricate detail work is with ice blasting, no other cleaning method is able to achieve that level of clean without damaging the substrate. In fact, we can blast adjacent to marble, glass and onyx without causing any damage to these surfaces.
The architects that specify restoration work will often not allow chemicals or abrasive cleaning methods not be used. Chemicals can leach into stone, such as marble, and abrasive cleaning methods will scratch and scar the surface being cleaned. Both chemical and traditional abrasive cleaning alters the integrity of the very surface the restorers are trying to preserve.
Cleaning with Dry Ice Blasting in the Historical Restoration Industry Provides:
- Thorough cleaning in tight areas
- Reduced cleaning time and associated labor costs
- No secondary waste
- Reduced encapsulation needs
- A non-abrasive clean that won’t damage substrate
- Enhanced worker safety
- Chemical-free process
- An environmentally responsible clean
Proven Historical Restoration Applications for Dry Ice Blasting Include:
- Lead paint abatement
- Soot, smoke, water damage
- Adhesive and tar removal
- Reversal of aging effect
- Removal of corrosive contaminants
- Mold Remediation