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Hydro-Scabbling, also known as Hydro-scappling, is an industrial service that uses a high-pressure water jet (20,000-40,000 psi) to remove the top layer of concrete or asphalt from specific surfaces to roughen the area or reduce the amount of concrete on a structure. Moreover, Hydro-Scabbling is also used for surface preparation, increasing the grip, creating aesthetic appeal or preparing for repair work. Additionally, Hydro-Scabbling industrial services can also lift layers of concrete that have become damaged or cracked.
Hydro-scabbling creates no vibrations or oscillations ensuring the integrity of the surrounding and lower surfaces remain intact. Aqua Prep in Melbourne uses the latest hydro blasting robotic technology increasing precision and saving time without creating any dangerous silica dust.
Although there are many techniques available for concrete scabbling like scrabble machines, jackhammering, and grinding, but high pressure water jetting is by far the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective service. Also, Aqua Prep’s Hydro Scabbling in Melbourne is far superior to other concrete techniques for a number of reasons, for instance, Hydro-Scabbling technique at Aqua Prep is five times faster and more efficient as compared to other methods. Secondly, it leaves the concrete pores open giving better surface ‘key’ to apply coatings. Moving on, Aqua Prep’s Hydro-Scabbling services also causes less damage to the concrete structure and leaves the reinforcement steel intact. Lastly, Hydro-Scabbling also helps in eliminating harmful Silica dust exposure and reduces the vibrations/reverberations & noise pollution caused by jackhammers.
Many industries can benefit from concrete hydro-scabbling industrial services. From shipyards, manufacturing plants and warehouses to restoring historic buildings or removing unwanted road markings, there are many advantages to using hydro-scabbling. Rough surfaces can create better grip for construction vehicles like forklifts and cranes and increase efficiency and safety of workers. Materials like concrete, paints, adhesives, and contaminants can be removed before re-coating a surface. A smooth wall can be transformed into a work of art using hydro-scabbling.