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Surface Materials - Concrete

 

Concrete Cleaning

Concrete is widely used throughout the built environment. Having cleaned many different exterior concrete surfaces we know the best way to remove dirt and contaminants and achieve brilliant results without causing damage.

Where Is Concrete Used

Concrete is an important construction material; durable, flexible, cost efficient and fire resistant - it is widely used throughout the built environment. Structural applications include façades, arches and pillars, walls and floors, paving stones, driveways and cladding.

Keeping concrete surfaces clean and free of environmental and organic contaminants helps protect the concrete and keep it looking its best. 

We can achieve brilliant results on concrete, even the dirtiest of surfaces will look clean and new once we have finished working on them.

Cleaning Concrete - The Method

Older concrete surfaces may be rough and pitted and require a very different cleaning approach to a new, sheer, smooth façade. We always review and assess the state of the concrete prior to cleaning to gauge the best approach and mitigate risk of damage. 

Where graffiti or old paint needs to be completely removed, concrete can respond well to high pressure hot water washing. However, if the concrete is worn, we can turn the pressure down and take a more gentle approach - either way we always achieve the best possible results.

Where there are grease or oil stains on concrete, such as on a garage forecourt or in a car park, we use a poultice to draw out the stain prior to cleaning which we find achieves the best possible outcome. 

Related Concrete cleaning Case Studies

Major project carried out with minimum fuss

OneFifty was contracted to carry out external cleaning of a sizeable office premises in Temple Quay. Using cherry pickers and ropes we were able to reach and clean every inch of the building exterior.

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Access all areas - cleaning the Environmental Agency's roofs

The roofs of the Environment Agency buildings in Exeter are concrete-clad. Over the years atmospheric pollution had built up leaving them covered in a thick layer of dirt. Our fast, efficient and flexible approach to cleaning won us the job.

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Removing calcium carbonate salts from motorway underpass

We recently received a call from The Highways Agency seeking help with removing calcium carbonate deposits that had formed on the surface of the road, in the Newport tunnel on the M4.

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Some of our clients

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Client Testimonials

“I was very impressed with the finish your company produced and how quickly you managed to do it.”

Tom Brady - MD Building Services

“The Jet Washing Company (now OneFifty) deliver the best quality exterior surface cleaning, high quality customer service, and excellent value.”

Will Mellor - Knight Frank

“A safe pair of hands - thorough, cost effective and report back in a timely fashion.”

Bloq Management Services

“You’ve done a lovely job and we would recommend your services.”

Elaine Whitfield - Consort Property Management

“The offending Graffiti was removed without trace using pressurised steam.”

Lucy - Jones Lang LaSalle

“Quite simply a very professional, friendly, family business that provides good value for money. ”

Les Richards - Board member of the RTM

Our Accreditations

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