Kennards Hire Concrete Care recently supplied a diesel ride-on shotblaster
for a surface preparation job at Dreamworld, Australia’s biggest theme park
situated on the Gold Coast.
Any flooring process must begin with correct surface preparation or risk
becoming an expensive problem afterwards. One of the most efficient surface
preparation methods on hard or brittle surfaces is shotblasting, a process that
removes, cleans and prepares flooring surfaces in a single pass.
Shotblasting as a surface preparation solution delivers multiple
advantages to the flooring contractor or installer. It not only maximises site
production time by minimising the preparation time and additional clean-up, it
also allows for faster recoat or material application rates. Additionally, a
newly shotblasted surface will increase the coating adhesion and bond,
prolonging the life of any coating system.
The concrete pathways at the Dreamworld theme park needed to be
resurfaced with the epoxy on the concrete beginning to fail and deteriorate after
years of heavy foot traffic. Dreamworld had three requirements before the new
epoxy could be applied: remove all the remaining coating, clean the surface and
prepare it for the new application.
Kennards Hire Concrete Care’s diesel ride-on shotblaster, capable of
blasting up to 350m² per hour was supplied for the job. Additionally, a smaller
240V walk-behind unit was used to detail edges and space constrained areas, along
with the mini loader and power grinder attachment to grind the exposed
The combination of the diesel ride-on and the 240v walk-behind
shotblasters helped remove the existing coating and achieve the required
concrete surface profile for the new coating in one application.
Specialising in a range of surface preparation solutions, Kennards Hire
Concrete Care encourages the use of shotblasters for resurfacing jobs such as
the Dreamworld pathways to eliminate the time-consuming, labour-intensive and
significantly more expensive conventional options.
Kennards Hire Concrete Care also supplies a range of surface preparation
equipment solutions including grinders, profilers, scarifiers and planers.