Airfield Hydroblasting Services
Danton offers a variety of services to both civilian and military airfields across the Southeast. Our resume includes full scale airfield marking rehabilitation, runway rubber removal, and airfield marking cleaning projects. Our staff is trained and certified through Sightline™ to evaluate each project and ensure the finished product is satisfactory to the owner. Talk to us about keeping your airfield FAA Part 139 compliant. We offer a full range of testing equipment to ensure your airfield is in compliance.
Danton keeps runways open and safe by removing harmful rubber deposits with no scarring to the tarmac surface. Our trucks are capable of removing up to 20,000 SF of material/Per Hour, making short work of even the largest runways. Danton has cleaned runways at major civilian airports, military bases, and small airfields across the southeast. We also offer friction testing pre and post rubber removal.
With new reflectivity standards instituted by the FAA, cleaning your airfield markings can prolong the life span at a significant cost savings. With persistent mold and mildew growing in warmer climates, reflectivity can be restored with a quick cleaning for a fraction of the cost versus a complete rehabilitation. Our process leaves markings looking better than ever while bringing your retro numbers back in compliance.
Over time, terminal gates can get dirty with use, affecting visibility for the pilots and ground crew. Our trucks are designed to quickly clean large areas, working around the busy schedules of airlines. Our gate cleaning process removes all dirt, contaminants, fluids, mold, mildew and any other foreign material on the tarmac. Danton has cleaned gates at some of the largest airports in the country, closely working with airport operations to not interrupt flight schedules.
Our trucks are capable of removing even the thickest of markings, taking advantage of our state-of-the-art equipment. Our operators evaluate the condition of the markings and the surface to plan the proper setup for optimal removal with minimal scarring. At the onset of each project, we will perform a test section to ensure we are achieving the desired result. Any adjustments are made before we begin the full scale removal on the project. Our resume includes working on military bases, private airfields, and large hub airports.
Airfield Hydroblasting Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Hydroblasting (waterblasting)?
Hydroblasting, or waterblasting, is the delicate art of removing a material (paint, rubber, thermoplastic, dirt) from a surface without impacting its structural integrity. The state-of-the-art machines Danton uses have the ability to generate up to 40,000psi of water pressure to quickly separate the substance from the surface it’s bonded to. Our trained professional operators evaluate each removal project and devise a plan to achieve the desired effect the customer is looking for.
Will Hydroblasting Scar My Surface?
The plain and simple truth is that there is no “magic eraser” for removing markings and when done properly, hydroblasting provides the least intrusive method at the fastest speed for removal. No matter what method you choose, there will be some level of scarring on the surface.