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AUSTRALIAN ENVIROBLAST PTY LTD abrasive blasting building restoration www.australianenviroblast.com.au
www.australianenviroblast.com.au Abrasive blasting is an essential tool in a wide variety of building renovation applications. It offers a versatile, efficient, thorough but gentle cleaning process that makes it ideal in all kinds of renovation and restoration tasks. Whether stripping paint from interior and exterior walls, cleaning oil-stained driveways and car parks, removing graffiti, repairing flood or fire damage, undertaking a sensitive heritage restoration or renovating memorials or public art works, our abrasive blasting services are the ideal cleaning and preparation solution. At Australian Enviroblast, we use the Quill Falcon Kwikblast Dustless Blasting System, an environmentally friendly cleaning system noted for its power, efficiency and ability to remove a wide range of coatings, corrosion and residues from all types of structures, locations and equipment, leaving surfaces completely clean and contaminant free.
Building restoration Abrasive blasting can be used for a variety of purposes in the restoration and renovation of all types of buildings and structures, including domestic and commercial premises as well as all types of industrial and manufacturing spaces.
Paint removal Using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast Dustless Blasting System, our abrasive blasting services are especially effective at removing paint from all types of surfaces, including: brick, concrete, timber, ceramic tiles, sandstone, bluestone and limestone. This means that paint, residue and other coatings can be quickly and efficiently stripped from walls and floors in all kinds of building: domestic, commercial, retail and industrial. Abrasive blasting is also ideal for restoring and renovating outdoor living areas, patios, verandahs and pool surrounds. Renovation or resale If youre a homeowner, builder, house painter or property manger renovating or redecorating a home, or preparing it for sale or rental, stripping away old, existing layers of paint is vital before repainting. Abrasive blasting cleans away all residual paint layers leaving an extremely smooth, even finish that is the ideal preparation for repainting. Likewise, if your brickwork or stonework, fences and walls, driveway or outdoor living area need to be cleaned and revitalised before a resale or renting out, abrasive blasting strips away oil and mould stains, residue and corrosion, and restores all types of surfaces to pristine condition.
Paint spills and accidents In a manufacturing or industrial space, abrasive blasting is ideal for cleaning away paint spills, oil and residue, corrosion and most other types of surface deterioration or damage.Abrasive blasting is safe and effective on all types of surface, including concrete, bitumen, steel, tiles, timber and stone. Fire and flood repair Properties that have been damaged by fire and flood can also benefit from abrasive blasting as part of their remediation. Less labour-intensive and without involving any chemicals, damaged interiors and exteriors can be restored to a state where restoration and renovation can take place. Abrasive blasting can remove soot, mould, odours and stains, and profiles surfaces so that they are ready for repainting, plastering or rendering. Rust and corrosion The Australian Enviroblast wet abrasive blasting system removes rust and corrosion from all metal surfaces and structural steel. Around the home, abrasive blasting is highly effective at removing corrosion from your patio or verandah, intricate lattice work, garden trellises, gates and fences, garden sheds and exposed pipes. The Quill Falcon Kwikblast Dustless Blasting System is also suitable for use on a much larger scale.Wet abrasive blasting can be used to clean and restore warehouses, factories and retail premises, agricultural and industrial machinery, as well as trailers and horse floats.
Timber decks and fences Although it is powerful and fast-working, wet abrasive blasting is also extremely gentle and so can be used on soft surfaces and delicate materials.This includes wood and timber, meaning that stains, mould, paint and graffiti can be removed from all kinds of wooden structures and surfaces, including decking, outdoor furniture, stairs and fences. Abrasive blasting is suitable for cleaning and restoring wooden structures and surfaces in domestic, commercial and marine environments. Graffiti removal Graffiti can be an eyesore when its in an unwelcome or appropriate placeeven if it has artistic merit! It is particularly disfiguring when its found on commercial and retail premises, or on public buildings, and can detract significantly from a propertys value. Our abrasive blasting services are especially effective at removing graffiti from all types of surfaces, including brick, concrete, bitumen, metal, steel timber and PVC .The process, however, is gentle and leaves the original surface intact and smooth, ready for repainting or re-coating. Graffiti removal using wet abrasive blasting can be undertaken in any location and is particularly suited to use in public spaces, because the process produces little dust or residue, and so there is minimal disruption to the surrounding area and no environmental damage. Furthermore, our equipment is completely mobile and flexible, which means we can reach and clean away graffiti in the most out-of-the-way places.
Walkways, tiles and car parks Abrasive blasting is an effective means of cleaning mould, grease, oil and other slippery deposits from paths, walkways, car parks and driveways around the home and in commercial environments. In addition, concrete aggregate can be exposed by abrasive blasting to create non-slip surfaces and is perfect for use around the home, and in public spaces such as shopping centres, schools, industrial parks, and commercial premises. Non-slip surfaces can be created by abrasive blasting in a variety of materials and surfaces, including concrete, tiles and pavers. Swimming pools Abrasive blasting is effective both in cleaning pool surrounds and creating non-slip pathways, bus also for cleaning pool interiors, or stripping and restoring them in preparation for re-surfacing or re-tiling.
Heritage restorations In Adelaide, many of our finest heritage buildings and residences are located within high-density areas, and therefore they are particularly prone to suffering from traffic and environmental pollution and degradation. Sandstone and bluestone, historically the stones used in the majority of Adelaide buildings, can become severely discoloured and this leads not only to a deterioration in appearance but also to the overall integrity of the stone as result of decay. However, abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast Dustless Blasting System means that years of soot, grime and fumes build up can be removed quickly but without causing any damage to the surface. More gentle than sand blasting and other types of cleaning, abrasive blasting is ideal for use on softer stones like sandstone, bluestone limestone and masonry. The Quill Falcon Kwikblast Dustless Blasting System is economical, environmentally-friendly and non-toxic. No chemicals are used and therefore there is no negative environmental impact. Little dust is produced and so our abrasive blasting services can be employed in heritage or residential areas without the need for encapsulation or causing undue disruption. Heritage restorations of sandstone or bluestone buildings, houses and cottages naturally requires additional care and sensitivity and abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Dustless Blast System is the ideal solution.
Statues and memorials Adelaide is blessed with a fine array of stone public statuary in the city centre and throughout its suburbs. However, public art, statues and memorials, when located outside, are subject to the elements, and often become stained and discoloured as a result of traffic fumes, air pollution and being exposed to the wind and the rain. As a result, they can often be covered with a layer of grime, mould and a build up of dirt which detracts from their appearance and significance. Abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast Dustless Blasting System allows these public works to be restored to their former glory without damaging the fine detail and contours or detracting from the artists original vision. Intricate surface designs can be cleaned without any damage, as there are no chemicals used and the process is a gentle one. Likewise, public memorials can be fully appreciated if they are clean and all writing and inscriptions is clearly visible. In addition, abrasive blasting is gentle enough to be used on other artistic media, such as wood, copper and steel, and so is suitable for the cleaning of contemporary works of art installed in public spaces as well.
About Us Australian Enviroblast was founded in 2009 by Mark Chiappin with the aim of introducing environmentally-friendly wet abrasive blasting services to Australia. Using the revolutionary and technologically-advanced Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast System, the Australian Enviroblast team of trai