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Blast Services earns the trust of another Pinellas County giant!

The minute I stepped foot on the back part of the property we purchased last October, I knew the neighboring business was a customer to earn. Last week we took delivery of a complete 888 Luffer butt section from Kelley Equipment Inc. And begin to give them what they asked for, clean white metal. The sections were broke into individual pieces and flown over the drainage canal between our properties via crane. This was to date our largest...

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Powder coaters: Are you prepping your products properly?

Most aren’t! Most powder shops wash and go. It is a normal practice to just hang items and do a pre rinse and skip any and all abrasive prep. We aren’t picking on anyone in particular but these pictures depict a part that was washed and shot just around 1 year ago. There is powder popping off of the edges, bleed through from corrosion existing prior to paint, lack of coverage, and rust showing up. The main part if bidding...

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Pinellas County Housing Authority building

A local building that had some deterioration on its loading dock cover got a make over with the help of Blast Services. Media blasting onsite is sometimes a challenge and can bring on difficulties but this project was very straightforward. Using the proper media to work in conjunction with the paint spec is always important when stripping a surface. Here we used Black Beauty www.blackbeautyabrasives.com and the profile of the surface was...

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Ulele Restaurant in Historic Tampa

This was a very fun and unique project that we were honored to be a part of. 100 years ago the Tampa water works building was built on a spring head located in Tampa, Florida. During construction the builders assembled a very robust vault in the ground and the inlet for the spring used a series of one way valves keeping the water flowing in one direction. Fast forward 100 plus years and the building is being resurrected to a upscale...

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Roof glue spill out in Rocky Point

Sometimes accidents happen and when they do Blast Services is here to help. This particular job we were contracted to handle over a weekend during off hours. After lots of effort from the roofing contractor involved using pressure washers they gave up and called us. This was a job that we were happy with the results BUT media blasting cement can sometimes erode the paste layer and show too much aggregate. We were in and out in one full day...

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Southside Junior High/ University Prep Academy

Last week Blast Services got a call to do a mobile job at a historic property located in south St. Petersburg. The Southside Junior High property has been sitting empty for four years but now Hennesy construction services is resurrecting it. We were contracted through Joswig Construction, a local concrete contractor to prep the front entrance steps leading in to the school for an overcoat of concrete. Years of heavy coatings were stripped...

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