Why Clean With Soda?

We use a variety of medias to blast with including sand, dry ice, and walnut shells. But why soda? Prior to soda, sand was the main blasting media. Sandblasting, however, is abrasive and erodes the substrate coatings, pitting glass, tearing rubber, plastic and etching metals. Soda blasting can be used wet or dry to remove paint, corrosion, biological contaminants, oil, grease, carbon and many other coatings.

The Tracy House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Have you ever-mixed cement? First, add water to a mixture, stir, pour, and wait for it to set. Sounds simple enough, right? Now, repeat those steps 1,700 times into individual block molds. That is exactly what Seattle couple, Bill and Elizabeth Tracy, did five days a week for a year while constructing their home in Normandy Park, WA in 1956.

When Do I Need a Professional Soda Blaster?

So, how do you know if soda blasting is right for a restoration project at your home or for your business? Here are some tips and examples to help you decide whether a professional soda blaster is right for your surface restoration project.

76 Gas Station Fire, Dry Ice Clean Up

Yesterday, around 9am, a car crashed into a 76 Station gas pump at the 900 Block of James Street in Seattle. We were called around 3pm that afternoon to come and clean up the fire damage.

Does My House Have Lead Paint?

You’ve probably heard that lead paint can be a dangerous thing. And you’ve probably also heard that you should “check” or “test” the type of paint used on your home. But what do these things really mean, and what can you do about them?

2011 vs 2012: Construction Spending in the U.S. [Infographic]

Last month, Final 2012 construction spending numbers were released by the US Census Bureau in their January 2013 Press Release. This graphic illustrates some of the comparisons in public, private, and total construction spending from 2011 to 2012.

You’re Invited to Our Open House! [New Date – 3/12/13]

We’ll be hosting a drop-in open house with a catered luncheon on March 12, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to reveal our new offices. So, mark it on your calendars! We recently expanded into our new offices in Kent, WA. We were previously located in Bellevue, WA but outgrew our space and found a 10,000 square foot office/yard space in Kent.

When Do I Need a Professional Sandblaster?

If you’re looking to refinish a concrete floor, clean the soot off your fireplace, or just want to remove layers of paint from a hard surface, you’re probably wondering if it’s time to call in a professional. Anytime you have a large surface area or are dealing with potentially hazardous materials, at the very least, you’ll want to consult with a professional for information.

The Everett Clinic Project – Marysville, WA

In April of this year, we started a 30-day architectural sandblasting project in Marysville, WA. Our crews worked long days – and just about every day – sandblasting the newest location of The Everett Clinic. We sent out a bid awhile back and hadn’t heard anything. Big projects like these can take time to get…

DIY Sandblasting…The Safe Way

Do you have a small project that needs blasting? Crystal Soda Blast is great for large, immovable projects. But, we are a mobile operation that uses a 2-man crew and big equipment. For us to work a project we need to bring our equipment to your property, set up, and build a containment area before…