What are the uses for concrete shot blasting?

When a concrete surface is new, it is a thing of beauty. It offers a pristine surface for work (or a fun game of hopscotch.)

  However, as a concrete surface ages, it can become an eyesore. Concrete can become stained with rust marks. The surface may become caked with grease or oil. Even if there are no cracks or fissures, a dirty concrete floor may detract from the beauty of a space.

  If you have any issues with a concrete surface or wall, whether you need to core a precise hole or demolish it completely, reach out to KC Coring and Cutting. We are the concrete experts in Kansas City, and we will help you find a solution to your concrete problems.  

KC Coring and Cutting has all of the expensive tools that enable us to work with concrete (as well as a team of technicians who know how to use the tools safely).   For example, clients who approach us with ugly, stained, or caked-on concrete slabs may not know the right solution to this problem. Depending on the situation, we may recommend using a concrete shot blaster on the surface.  

A concrete shot blaster can create a smooth, finished concrete surface. So instead of going through the expense and mess of replacing the concrete, a concrete shot blaster can make your surface look new again.  

Concrete shot blasters remove less than 1/16 of an inch off the concrete's surface. This is just enough to remove adhesive, coating, and chemical spills off a concrete floor. It can also be used to remove rust stains or paint from concrete surfaces.  

Our industrial clients hire us to shot blast a surface to remove grease, oil, or caked-on dirt.  

Besides making a concrete slab more presentable to the public, a concrete shot blaster can also be used to prepare a floor for additional treatment, such as laying down a coat of epoxy or urethane. A rough surface is required to cause these coatings to stick, much like sanding a piece of wood before you add stain.  

A concrete shot blaster looks similar to a commercial rug cleaner. Our technicians slowly move the machine along the surface as tiny steel shots are propelled against it with a high velocity. The dust and debris are suctioned into the device as the technician moves to the next section of the floor. The shots are also pulled back into the machine and reused.  

Because the shot blaster collects the dust and debris from the job, it can be used on both indoor and outdoor surfaces. Our indoor shot blaster can cover 4,000 to 6,000 square feet per day, as the width of the head measures between 10 and 15 inches.  

The outdoor shot blaster used by KC Coring and Cutting can cover between 12,000 to 15,000 square feet a day.  

KC Coring and Cutting are THE concrete experts in Kansas City. We have been working in this industry for over four decades, and our crews have seen and done it all. Has your concrete seen better days? Give KC Coring and Cutting a call at 816-523-2015 or fill out the contact form on the website.

KC Coring & Cutting Construction, Inc.
7240 Central St.
Kansas City, MO 64114