Surface Preparation Guide

Surface Preparation Guide

The proper Surface Preparation at the construction site is an essential first step to guarantee quality procedures and finished products. Each Surface Preparation Technique and its advantages are explained in the following Paragraphs.

Shot Blasting

Shotblasting is a method for surface preparation that not only cleans but also profiles the concrete or steel surface. By propeling steel shot particles at high velocity, this technique effectively removes contaminants like paint, old coatings, and dirt. The steel shots are seperated from the material removal and are cycled back into the system by an magnetic system. This highly versatile method is used for removing coatings and enhancing the bond quality. It's particularly recommended for projects requiring a fine to medium surface profile without risking surface damage.

Industrial Vacuums

Industrial vacuums play a pivotal role in maintaining a clean and safe work environment, especially during surface preparation processes like grinding, scarifying, and shotblasting. These specialized vacuums are designed to handle large volumes of dust and debris, effectively separating and collecting material removal from the air. Equipped with advanced filtration systems, they capture even the finest particles, preventing them from becoming airborne and posing health risks. Besides it enhance the efficiency and longevity of your surface preparation equipment.

Floor Stripper

Floor strippers are specialized machines designed to remove existing floor coverings like carpet, vinyl, and tile. Ideal for renovation and flooring projects, they simplify the task of preparing surfaces for new installations or treatments. These machines come in various forms, from handheld to walk-behind models, offering flexibility based on project needs.

Air-Operated Tools

Airtec's Pneumatic Tools lineup of air-operated equipment designed for various surface preparation tasks. Notable among them are the Air-Stripper and Extendo, both handheld strippers that offer unparalleled efficiency and precision. Whether you're chipping away at concrete with Chisel Hammers or removing surface contaminants with Needle Scalers, Airtec's pneumatic tools provide the power and versatility you need for demanding projects.