Considerations when renting a shot blaster
Shot blasters help to make the process of stripping, cleaning, and readying concrete surfaces for new overlays and coatings faster and easier than older traditional methods. The blasters are able to produce a surface that is ready for a new coating right away. The concrete is left with a slightly rough texture that will make it easier to put on a new top and have it adhere. In addition, the surface is dry after using the shot blaster, so the contractors can get to work adding the new floor surface quickly.
Many of the shot blasters available utilize blades that are similar to paddles. They are angled to shear off the top layer of the concrete. In doing so, it also removes all of the grime, dirt, and grit that may have accumulated on the concrete over the years. Due to the design of the machine, the dust it generates is accumulated in a dust collector, so the contractor doesn’t have to worry about dust all over the floor when they are through.