Using Sponge as a Shot Blasting Material

Reusing materials and minimising waste is a key way of mitigating the environmental impact of works.

See the examples below for how one site achieved this:

  • A trade contractor used an open cell sponge and abrasive media as a shot blasting material rather than sand.
  • At a very high pressure this was more effective than traditional methods.
  • Once the sponge is used it is hoovered up and up to 95% of the media can be reused, saving on materials deliveries and waste produced.
  • Dust levels were also reduced when compared to traditional media.
  • This system led to an overall reduction in waste costs (saved over £100,000), transport costs (saved over £4,000) and material use (used 35 tonnes of sponge media compared to 270 tonnes of conventional media).

For more information see the download below.

Roseville Case Study London Wall

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Monitor report. Skanska BLSE. London. April 2018.


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