Historical Restoration

Reduce Cleaning Time, No Secondary Waste, Non-Abrasive

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.

Historic Restoration with Dry Ice Blasting includes a wide variety of cleaning applications and needs, including lead based paint abatement, smoke damage removal, adhesive removal, and reversal of aging effects, just to name a few. Dry Ice Blasting is the best cleaning method for restoration projects because of its non-abrasive nature and chemical free cleaning ability. 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. Dry Ice Blasting allows you to 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 Dry Ice Blasting, no other cleaning method can achieve that level of clean without damaging the substrate. In fact, with Dry Ice Blasting, the operator can blast adjacent to marble, glass, and onyx without causing any damage to these surfaces.

A Few of the Historical Restoration Applications We Have Used Dry Ice Blasting for in the Past Include:

  • Lead paint abatement
  • Soot, smoke, water damage
  • Adhesive and tar removal
  • Reversal of aging effect on stone, brick, marble, etc.
  • Removal of corrosive contaminants
  • Mold Remediation

Benefits of Using Dry Ice Blasting for Your Historical Restoration Project Include:

  • Thorough cleaning in tight areas
  • Reduced cleaning time and associated labor costs
  • No secondary waste
  • Minimal cleanup
  • Reduced encapsulation and containment needs
  • Reduced masking and prepping of adjacent surfaces
  • A non-abrasive clean that won’t damage substrate
  • Enhanced worker safety
  • Chemical-free process
  • An environmentally responsible clean

Why Choose Impact Industrial Services for Your Historical Restoration Project?

The architects that specify restoration work will often not allow chemicals or abrasive cleaning methods to be used in restoration due to the chemicals tendency to leach into stone, brick and even marble. Abrasive cleaning methods will scratch and scar the surface being cleaned and media such as soda will remain in the pores of the brick as well as kill surrounding vegetation. Both chemical and traditional abrasive cleaning alters the integrity of the very surface the restorers are trying to preserve. By Using Impact Industrial Services, you are meeting the specific specifications set forth by the architect as well as making the right choice in choosing an “Environmentally Friendly Surface Restoration” process.

Our list of Historical Restorations includes historic church restorations, 100+ year old brick building restorations, aging brick, marble and tyndall stone cleaning as well as landmarks from the turn of the century that include the Old No.1 Fire Hall in Regina SK., and many more restoration projects.