Maintaining an effective and safe road system for pedestrians, bicycles, and motorists is an exhaustive challenge for transportation officials around the world. Traffic congestion, road conditions, and information signs are just a few of their concerns.
Advanced Waterjet Technologies decided to tackle the monumental problem of refurbishing signs by developing the cost-efficient and environmentally friendly Hydrostripping system. The result is an innovative and economical solution for saving tax revenue and natural resources.
Hydrostripping is a revolutionary method of removing all grades of reflective sheeting from signs of all shapes and sizes, utilizing ultra-high pressure waterjet technology. This environmentally friendly system does not use chemicals or sanding belts, nor does it produce any hazardous waste. In addition, Hydrostripping does not harm the corrosion resistant coatings that have previously been applied to the sign blank.
The refurbished sign blanks will be ready for re-facing and will produce extensive savings over the cost of buying new aluminum. Hydrostripping is endorsed and certified by all of the major reflective sheeting manufacturers. The Hydrostripping process has been widely accepted by many state DOTs, counties, cities, as well as several regional sign shops. The Hydrostripper system itself has also been a cost-effective solution for high volume organizations requiring an in-house system.