Rubber deposits left on runways from aircraft landings are quickly eliminated with high-pressure waterjets. About 10,000 sq ft per hour is the standard removal rate for the waterblasting industry. We can accomplish 10,000 to 40,000 because of our high tech equipment. This is a one step process, removal and recovery is accomplished simultaneously. Runway paint marking removal is also necessary at various times.
We service runways and taxiways for both commercial and military airfields. Our custom built truck-mounted ultrahigh pressure washer equipment creates pressures between 8,000 and 30,000 PSI (with elivated temetures) used in conjunction with a complete recovery system. We are FAA and EPA compliant. Our process allows us to use no chemicals. We are able to vacate a runway in as little as one minute. Always keep runways and taxiways open even when we are on site.
Rubber can be quickly and efficiently removed from the runway surface without damage to existing markings, lights or sealants. Because the marking paint is relatively hard when compared to the soft rubber, the rubber can be removed from the painted markings without damaging the markings. Removal rates have exceeded 20,000 square feet per hour when performing 95% removal. The friction coefficient is greatly improved following rubber removal using UHP water and typically will be 80-90% of the coefficient as measured along the uncontaminated edge of the runway. Removal is equally effective on asphalt or concrete runways. The tines or groves are cleaned by the UHP water, which insures proper drainage of the surface during periods of rain thus minimizing the possibility of hydroplaning.
Rubber Removal 100% - Surface Texturing Using Ultra-High Pressure (UHP) water the rubber and other surface contaminates can be 100% removed from the runway surface including the groves or tines. This process will restore the original friction coefficient to the surface as measured along the uncontaminated edge of the runway. Removal is equally effective on asphalt or concrete runways. Production rates range from 10,000 to 20,000 square feet per hour.