Hired shot blaster solves driveway problem
20/06/2012 - A self-propelled 10in (250mm) captive shot blaster, hired from Kennards Concrete Care, helped John Agostino overcome a problem with his concrete driveway.
The driveway, laid by a contractor, was steeper than intended, creating a risk that vehicles could slip in wet conditions.
Kennards Concrete Care delivered, set up and demonstrated the captive shot blaster.
"Both the machine and the service were excellent," Agostino said.
"The shot blaster exposed the aggregate, improving the grip markedly. The difference between the 'before' and 'after' surfaces was chalk and cheese."
Captive shot blasters are a revolutionary way of exposing aggregate to achieve a range of surfaces in a dust-free environment.
An attached, specialised dust collector captures both the shot (steel metal particles) fired at the surface and the dust it creates. The shot is recycled, while the dust is kept secured within the unit.
Kennards Concrete Care has 8in (200mm) and 10in (250mm) shot blasters available for hire, and there is also a new hand-held model at the Perth hire centre.
The specialist equipment business has hire centres at Artarmon and Moorebank in Sydney, and is also in Brisbane Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
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