The WASP Blasting story
WASP Blasting - specialists in sandblasting in Melbourne - was formed 30 odd years ago in the late 1980s, in the asbestos and HAZMAT removal industry in Australia. Later, we launched in Europe, where we project managed and coordinated large and prestigious industrial wet abrasive blasting contracts.
We believe - like many other health and safety, blasting inspection and environmental professionals do - that wet abrasive blasting is the way of the future in abrasive surface preparation, and our blasting systems prove themselves time and time again as the preferred alternative in sensitive situations.
On returning to Australia, where dedicated wet blasting systems were virtually unknown, we quickly gained a solid reputation with our clients and became renowned as a company that could perform the kind of work a lot of conventional surface preparation and blasting companies could not. This was especially in the area of large scale industrial HAZMAT, paint and chemical contamination removal and work in sensitive environments, due to the dust and waste mitigating properties of our systems, as well as our long background in contamination containment and materials removal and management.
Very recently we have been and are now performing large scale lead paint, Hazmat removal and blasting works for The Australian Defence Force, The Melbourne Metro Tunnel/ Cross Yarra Partnership, Several Melbourne Universities and Level Crossing removal Projects and for many of Melbournes Top Tier Construction companies.
But, we don’t just wet blast…
We do all kinds of surface preparation and coating applications. If you have a surface that needs to be profiled, cleaned or prepared, we will find a way to do it if we don’t already service it through our many blasting applications.
Our services also include concrete steel shot profiling and grinding, hot and cold high and low-pressure water blasting and surface cleaning, scabbling and needle gun descaling, chemical paint stripping for heritage buildings, tuck pointing and delicate substrates, line marking removal, and specialised coatings application by professional applicators with Quality Assured inspectors and testers. And the list goes on...
But, one more thing…
Good planets are hard to find and we like the planet we live on. We want it to be there for the next generations of little surface preparers.
Abrasive blasting and coatings removal can be a very environmentally-intrusive process if not done with as much respect as possible. This is especially vital when blasting or removing hazardous materials, like lead paint. That is why we prefer to use wet blasting systems when practical, as they massively reduce dust and use around ½ the amount of blasting material that ends up being landfill.
As well as complying to the environmental standards of sandblasting in Melbourne, we endeavour to be environmentally aware and limit, reduce and recycle as much as possible. In addition, we carry out ongoing environmental testing and monitoring of our processes and employees to make sure healthy environmental standards are maintained.
The WASP boys (and their kids) have all started taking time out from work to plant trees to revegetate areas that need it and boost weak, natural habitats to try, in some small way, to give a bit back of what we take every day for granted.
We also love, support and volunteer our services to our favourite NGO SEA SHEPHERD.