Removing pavement markings from runways, aprons, gate areas, taxiways and the numerous paved surfaces around an airport complex has long been challenging, time-intensive, and expensive. Traditionally, pavement marking removal has been done by grinding (milling).
Other methods include shot blasting, sandblasting, soda blasting and gas torching. These processes often create a significant measure of scarring, dust, particulate debris, visibility and breathing hazards in the area. Water blasting provides a quick, clean, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of marking removal.