Sandblasting Chicago

Commercial

 

This was a very special job. A long time client brought us in to help remove a waterproof membrane from the
beautiful water fountains located at the entrance of the convention center.  The membrane was originally installed
to protect the interior concrete walls of the fountains. Once the membrane was completely removed from the
interior walls, a special coating was applied. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center hosts hundreds of
Trade Shows and exhibitions each year. There isn’t a lot of downtime between trade shows so in order for us to
complete the project we had to begin sandblasting at 5am.

This allowed us to complete most of the work  before
the morning commute began and prevent unnecessary traffic delays.

 

KEI sandblasted several Public Storage locations. Each location required the exterior storage units to be sandblasted for repainting. The work was completed at night allowing renters to gain access to the storage units during normal business hours.For many years the brick walls, timber beams and ceilings throughout the building were covered in paint.  The client was looking for a natural appearance. Originally, the client wanted the paint removed from every ceiling
and support beam, along with the walls located on the top floor. Once the client got a glimpse of the finished 7th
floor, they quickly decided to blast every floor including the basement, several vaults and a separate room with a
beautiful arched ceiling. Several contractors needed to be able to work on the interior at the same time so each
floor was sealed during sandblasting to insure everyone could work uninterrupted.

This 7 story building was built in the early 20th century.

The exterior underwent a complete restoration including
window replacement, masonry and roof repairs, as well as adding overhead doors in the loading dock area. The
south and east exterior elevations had been painted for a number of years causing damage to the brick. This
particular phase of restoration began during the winter. Scaffolding was erected and wrapped with a material
that allowed sunlight to penetrate without letting dust from blasting to escape.

The owners decided to have the
fire escape sandblasted and repainted after seeing the exteriors walls without the paint.

For many years the brick walls, timber beams and ceilings throughout the building were covered in paint. The
client was looking for a natural appearance. Originally, the client wanted the paint removed from every ceiling
and support beam, along with the walls located on the top floor.

Once the client got a glimpse of the finished 7th
floor, they quickly decided to blast every floor including the basement, several vaults and a separate room with a
beautiful arched ceiling. Several contractors needed to be able to work on the interior at the same time so each
floor was sealed during sandblasting to insure everyone could work uninterrupted.

 

Knodel Enterprises Inc. 2012 Sandblasting Contractor Chicago