Sandblasting / Abrasive Stone Cleaning London
There are a variety of reasons when you may find that you require your stone or brickwork work to be sandblasted. Stains, invasive plant growth, dirt, pollutants and of course graffiti are all things that can make an otherwise beautiful building look in a state of disrepair. As well as obscuring the look of the building. However, whilst it is recommended, when it comes to cleaning masonry there are plenty of things to consider and it should be seen as a decision that should never be taken lightly. This is even more important when the building to be cleaned was constructed many years ago and subsequently preservation is even more important. It may also follow that greater care and attention to detail must be paid to ensure that the stonemasonry remains intact which can sometimes be a challenge. Abrasive leaning has been used for many years and with a wider range of british approved materials very fine aggregate, it is a preferred and most effective method for heavy deposited on buildings. Carried out professional this method will not cause any damage to the building.
City Stone Uk are specialist in abrasive cleaning it should also be undertaken by an experienced company like City Stone UK That said, the results from undertaking an abrasive clean on brick and stonework by an experienced and trusted stonemason can have a huge impact on the overall condition and look of the building, heralding fantastic results. Our dedicated team have a variety of specially designed cleaning tools and systems that are not only effective but gentle too.
As specialists in a wide range in stone we are able to assess the best methods to use for each cleaning project. We do this by carefully testing each one of the options open to you for your clean before we commence the cleaning project. We will assess that the method that is to be used will not harm the masonry in question and that it provides a gentle yet results wielding clean that will not cause any physical damage to the structure.
During the abrasive cleaning process the stonework is cleaned using very fine particles using a system that is powered by compressed air. Within this range of tools there are a variety of different abrasive cleaning systems including a wet head attachment, those that are dry, low pressure systems and even micro-abrasive systems that have incredibly small nozzles. Abrasive cleaning was often a method only reserved for the most soiled of building and was thought to be a severe and invasive method of cleaning. However during recent years the abrasive cleaning systems and methods have been tailored and transformed to become something that can clean both effectively and gently. Abrasive cleaning is ideal when it comes to cleaning and refreshing limestone, sandstone and even in some cases granite too. If you tire of your aged and unsightly building then get in touch with us at City Stone UK and let our abrasive cleaning methods transform your stonework.
City Stone Uk, Stone Cleaners also fully trained in the TORC cleaning system This method uses a mixture of low pressure air, a little water and a safe inert fine aggregate such as calcium carbonate.
The TORC head has many separate sections which results in a gentle swirling vortex and by using interchangeable nozzles, can be used on very large areas or more intricate, finer details of brick or stonework surfaces.it excellent for cleaning all the ornate and fine detailing.
It gently removes paints, dirt, carbon, bitumen, lime scale, graffiti and biological matter, from any building fabric such as brick, stone, wood, concrete etc., without damaging the substrate of the surface.
It can also be used to remove oxidation and sulphates from metals such as bronze, brass and copper.
The TORC system, is sometime preferred by the heritage organisations, on older or listed buildings, City Stone UK, have used this TORC system on many of our projects.