Brick & Terracotta
ROKA Blasting Technology is ideal for anyone that needs to remove surface contaminates, roughen a smooth surface or smooth a rough service for restoration or renovation purposes. When it comes to such goals, the importance of choosing the right method cannot be ignored, otherwise the appearance and quality of the material may be compromised. Luckily, this is something you do not need to worry about if you require the cleaning of brick or terracotta, as ROKA is the ideal solution. Based in London, we have the experience, technology and skill to provide you with an exceptional service irrespective of the scope of the project.
When cleaning any brickwork or terracotta structure, we cater our service based on your unique requirements. We will thoroughly assess the material to ensure we use the most efficient cleaning method, which in turn leads to optimal results with no chance of any damage being caused to your structure or surface. In fact, the service we provide is especially beneficial for delicate brick and terracotta that has been overlaid with the likes of black smoke, carbonisation, atmospheric particles and any other deposits that have solidified in the base material.
You should never take a risk on an unproven or inexperienced company when it comes to brick and terracotta cleaning, as there are many variables in place that can impact the outcome of the procedure. We will talk you through some of these to give you a better understanding. For instance, it is vital to ensure there is the correct mix of air and media while appropriate pressure regulation is also crucial. If a company fails to get these components right, then the surface may end up altered or broken-up when they attempt to remove selective dirt deposits. This is especially the case when it comes to brickwork. However, this is something you don’t have to worry about when choosing ROKA.
Whether you require the cleaning of antique terracotta or brickwork, we can assist. The technology we use has an edge over other blasting equipment in the industry. One of the ways our solution stands out is in relation to the removal of paint. Nowadays, modern latex-based exterior paints are notoriously difficult to remove, especially if the substrate has been in a bad condition before the paint was applied. We will inspect the condition of the substrate thoroughly, and we’ll then use our innovative ROKA technology to remove the paint effectively without causing any further damage. If we feel that the condition of the substrate is too fragile or not suited to ROKA blasting, we will soften the paint layers using specially formulated compounds, after which we will use alternative blasting methods that are more suited to your application.
When it comes to the removal of paint, a lot of companies grind the brick fascia to get the paint off the surface. However, this is something we certainly do not advise. While this will alter the appearance of the substrate initially, it will lead to the spalling of the substrate in the long-run because grinding the brick fascia will cause the material to weaken and it will reduce its ability to deal with freeze / thaw cycles. Thus, you are guaranteed to experience problems in the future.
When it comes to brick and terracotta cleaning, there is no better solution that ROKA. If you are interested in the service we provide or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would be more than happy to answer them, and you can rest assured that you will be more than satisfied with the prices that we provide as well.