Formwork is an integral part of many construction processes. Its purpose is to act as a mould for concrete, and it can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Once the concrete has fully set and the formwork has been dismantled, it must then be cleaned thoroughly before it can be used again. This is an essential part of prolonging its lifespan and ensuring that it is safe for further use.
How Do We Clean Formwork?
When formwork is removed from concrete, it often leaves behind some unwanted residue. This can cause imperfections in the appearance of future concrete surfaces, as well as result in a shorter lifespan for the formwork itself.
To combat this, companies can employ Hydroblast to perform high pressure water jet cleaning. Our team will use our top of the range equipment to remove unwanted deposits, resulting in a fast and professional clean.
We will set the pressure of our water jets to levels where any excess concrete will be removed, and we can achieve this without damaging the formwork itself. This method can also identify any cavities that may have developed within its structure, helping to fix them before they become a danger.
There are various methods of cleaning formwork, however water jetting can provide a fast, efficient and cost-effective solution. Our teams are fully trained in this area, with experience in working with formwork for circular columns, ground beams, tunnels and more.
Why Use High Pressure Water Jetting for Formwork Cleaning?
Formwork is quite a costly investment for companies, and so prolonging its lifespan can save a considerable amount of money in the long-term. If you were required to use chemicals and solvents to clean it, you could potentially damage the structure, leading to a costly bill to either fix or replace it.
Our formwork cleaning only requires the use of water. Because of this, our process is incredibly environmentally-friendly compared to alternative methods. The use of harsh chemicals could really damage the surrounding environment- something that we can avoid with our advanced water jetting technology.
Water jetting allows for a professional, consistent clean with minimal effort. Time is always of the essence and delegating a large period of time to cleaning formwork is not cost-effective. Using water jetting for formwork cleaning is efficient as well as being very easy.
Hydroblast Ltd. offer a full formwork cleaning service. Our specialist equipment is operated by fully trained staff, who have experience in cleaning all types of structures. Additionally, we offer scaffolding and metal cleaning that can help to extend the lifespan of your poles and scaffold board decking.
If you would like to find out more about Formwork Cleaning and how we can help you, get a quote, or just some advice, contact Hydroblast directly.