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Roadway Marking Removal

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Airfield Marking Removal

For Roadway Marking Removal The traditional method of roadway marking removal has been grinding. Others methods found around the world include shot blasting, sand blasting, soda blasting, and gas torching. When compared with waterblasting, the advantages are very clear.

Waterblasting: The needle-sharp water jets of a properly designed waterblasting system will reach like tiny fingers into the pores of the asphalt with remarkable effectiveness. While a small measure of the asphalt fines make break away, the surface plane of the asphalt remains intact. When driving over an area where a road marking was removed effectively by waterblasting, you will not feel any change in the surface of the pavement.

Environmentally Friendly: With properly designed captive waterblasting, the needle-sharp water jets pulverize the marking, reducing it to fine particles. At 40,000 psi, the chaos created within the captive environment enhances the effectiveness of the vacuum recovery. The result is precision removal and a very clean, nearly dry surface.

Removes Temporary Tape: The needle-sharp water jets disintegrate all types of tape as well as freshly applied thermoplastics. The simultaneous vacuum recovery system removes the debris from the surface.

Shotblasting vs. Waterblasting: Shotblasting is extremely slow and limited in the number of applications where it performs effectively.
Waterblasting: Waterblasting is remarkably fast and nearly unlimited in the number of applications where it performs exceptionally.

Sand blasting vs. Waterblasting: Painfully slow and laborious. Extremely dirty and environmentally unfriendly.
Waterblasting:
Quick, clean, and environmentally friendly!

Soda blasting vs. Waterblasting: Painfully slow and laborious. Extremely dirty and environmentally unfriendly.
Waterblasting:
Quick, clean, and environmentally friendly!

Gas torching vs. Waterblasting: Painfully slow, laborious, and sometimes physically hazardous. Most environmentally hazardous of known road marking removal methods.
Waterblasting: Quick, clean, and environmentally friendly!

The complete removal of all forms of durable traffic markings from all surfaces has never been as quick, clean and cost efficient. And perhaps best of all, very little to no confusing mark left behind, NO re-surfacing, and NO secondary clean-up or drying necessary.

Thermoplastic, waterborne paints, epoxy paints, rubberized paints, even temporary and permanent foil backed or waffle tapes do not stand a chance against the 40,000 psi (2750 bar), Stripe Hog®!

The very best in high-pressure waterblasting and simultaneous vacuum recovery now exist on a single, fully self-contained, mobile unit. The Stripe Hog® is transforming the industry, and right now, you have a strategic opportunity to become the leader in your market with a system developed by a contractor like yourself who simply found a better way.

GrindingLine2Grinding/Scarring of the Pavement Surface: Grinding will always create a significant measure of scarring. The amount of scarring will be determined by the precision of the equipment being used and the skill of the operator. However, in order for a grinder to remove the marking material embedding inside the recesses, the grinding head must remove the asphalt to the lowest level of paint penetration. The mechanical impact to the rocks embedded in the asphalt will often create what looks like a white line and can be very confusing to motorists. In freezing temperatures; rain, snow and ice can also collect in these scarred areas creating unforeseen mechanical and visual hazards.

Environmentally Hazardous: The by-product of the grinding process is basically marking and asphalt residue. Most often, this residue is left on the road to be blown away by the wind or washed away by the rain. If there is any clean-up of the grinding residue, it is typically a secondary process provided by either a mechanical broom or a vacuum truck, both of which are a dusty dirty process and create breathing and visibility issues in the general vicinity.

Cannot Remove Temporary Tape: In many cases, grinders are not able to effectively remove and dispose of temporary tape markings.