Asphalt Cleaning

Asphalt Cleaning:

Removing Staining, parking line markings and traffic lines for re routing or construction is often the first alteration to an asphalt surface.

The cleaning process you choose to remove these contaminants from asphalt driveways, patios, parking structures, roadways, or runways must be carefully considered before arriving at a decision to proceed. The process may range from ineffective, to harsh and damaging causing disfigurement.

Traditional Cleaning Methods:

Traditional Cleaning methods can usually be broken down into 3 categories: Water, Chemical, and Mechanical

Water: A high-pressure wash can destroy the asphalt and tends to not be very effective.

Chemical: chemicals and solvents dissolve the asphalt even in a diluted form. Some chemicals can change the color of the asphalt itself as well as leave a hazy residue despite a heavy rinse.

Mechanical Cleaning: hand tools, grinders, sanding discs, wire brushes, etc. all abrade the contaminants off the surface with damaging results.

Our Method:

Wet abrasive Blasting

like traditional sandblasting uses an abrasive media and compressed air to attain a desired finish on a chosen surface. However, unlike traditional sandblasting, water is introduced into the system to enhance the levels of surface finish that can be achieved. The benefit of including water is a much gentler blast with a smoother and more consistent finish.

In the hands of a skilled blast cleaning technician, Wet Abrasive Blasting can be aggressive enough to remove paint, or even adhesives yet gentle enough to avoid damaging the asphalt.

Wet Abrasive Blasting Advantages:

  • 92% dust reduction over other abrasive blasting methods
  • Up to 10 times faster than manual cleaning
  • Uses less than 2 pints of water per minute
  • Chemical free
  • Does not kill surrounding vegetation
  • Reduced containment and disposal costs
  • Environmentally friendly blast medias (recycled bottle glass)
  • Water encapsulated lead and asbestos paints eliminating airborne particles 

Why Choose Impact Industrial Services for your Asphalt Cleaning Project?

Our Wet Abrasive Blast cleaning method will not scratch and scar the asphalt surface, is dust free, and the blast media and unlike soda, it will not kill surrounding vegetation or remain on surrounding surfaces. Both chemical and mechanical cleaning equipment will alter the integrity of the very surface the restorers are trying to preserve. Don’t worry about the cleanup, we have a trailer mounted vacuum to assist us and to ensure your property is left clean and safe. 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.