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Using Crushed Glass To Clean Precast Concrete

Crushed Glass Used To Clean Precast Concrete

Armani Restoration Job SiteCrushed Bottle Glass Abrasive is used to clean and restore the exterior of this 27 story concrete building.  Using  a proprietary wet and dry blasting system, the contractor dramatically changed the surface color of the building, as you can see in the photo.  The concrete surface of this building was not smooth – it did have a texture to it, so a medium grade was chosen.

Crushed glass sandblasting abrasive is the perfect choice for either light cleaning of precast concrete, or by using coarser grades, exposing the aggregate in the concrete.  A medium grade was used for this job, as the customer did not want to damage the surface of the concrete.

Crushed bottle glass abrasive is a 100% recycled product, and is shipped from a variety of locations.  It contains no free silica, no heavy metals, is inert, and it blasts fast and clean.  Many times people will just leave it on the ground rather than clean it up (unless you are blasting off something toxic like lead paint or have local laws requiring cleanup).  Because this type of abrasive is shipped from all multiple points of origin, we will always try to find the closest location to your end job site when quoting.