Water jet technology is employed successfully in many areas of construction and civil engineering, structural engineering, foundation engineering, road and waterway construction as well as in construction repair, renovation, demolition and in recycling. Numerous applications in substrate preparation, cleaning and in concrete repair are of particular importance.
Cleaning and restoration with ultra-high-pressure water jetting
Few processes have changed the construction world so fundamentally in the last thirty years as high-pressure water jet technology. Originally seen as an exotic form of engineering with a limited application spectrum, high-pressure water jets nowadays are acknowledged as state-of-the-art in constructional engineering. Last but not least, this development was also due to the introduction and implementation of new regulations for construction restoration and environmental protection. Here, the high-pressure water jets are also commercially superior to any other method by the use of selective material removal and the minimising or elimination of residual materials subject to disposal regulations. The same applies to work results, the purely specialist-technical assessed quality of the implementation. This is the basis for standard-conforming warranty and the decisive reason why a growing number of construction companies, construction service companies and ancillary building trades rely on WOMA high-pressure pumps and ultra-high-pressure water jetting units.
High-pressure water applications in the Construction Industry
High-pressure water jetting is recommended, and even specified in some cases, in almost all relevant construction regulations and guidelines as a method for preparation of surfaces. In addition to technical benefits, environmental compatibility and economic efficiency speak in favour of using WOMA high-pressure water jet technology.
Primary aim of any concrete renovation is to remove the damaged positions without damaging the surrounding material or steel reinforcement. In contrast to a pneumatic hammer, whose force application goes deep into the joint and is transferred far into the building, the WOMA high-pressure water jets are very local and targeted on the position to be treated.
A clean, professional shuttering is of vital importance for the quality of concrete surfaces. To ensure that no undesirable pores, shrink holes and cavities occur, the shuttering must be cleaned regularly and examined for damaged areas.