Building Restoration Services

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting will restore your building using a variety of specialized techniques, whether you need structural restoration or historical restoration work.

Structural Restoration

If you specialize in commercial renovation and rebuilding, Wickens can assist with your structural restoration jobs. We offer a wide variety of blasting, painting, and remediation services to address common issues such as mould, lead paint, and other forms of building damage.

We work closely with construction companies as a subcontractor to provide the most thorough restorations in the quickest turnaround time. Wickens is committed to providing cleaning and restoration services that exceed industry standards. We’re certified by ISNetworld and Avetta, so you can be confident in your decision to work with us.

Historical Restoration

The restoration of historical buildings, structures or valuable tributes is difficult to achieve without damaging the target area using traditional industrial cleaning methods. Wickens Dry Ice Blasting has the experience and capabilities to contribute to a historic building restoration project, and can successfully remove decades of buildup while maintaining the integrity of the aged structure during the restoration of the historical building.

Whether it’s by smoke damage, mould, lead based paint or carbon build up, the knowledgeable Wickens team can help uncover the original surface safely during a historical building restoration project without damaging the historical building surface and without creating any harmful secondary waste. Wickens Dry Ice Blasting offers the most delicate, yet cost effective way to successfully restore a historic building during a restoration project.

Masonry CleaningMasonry Cleaning

Over time masonry structures accumulate grime that can be challenging to clean and require the use of equipment that will not damage surfaces. For masonry cleaning projects, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting uses the JOS-blasting method as it is gentle and mild, making it ideal for delicate surfaces such as stone and brick.

Our low-pressure swirling vortex cleaning system combines the use of water and fine abrasives to create a scrubbing effect with the rotating swivel resulting in a gentle cleaning with no damage to the surface. With this cleaning method, you can reduce costs and preserve the substrate integrity.

Before & After

Check out these before and after photos of Historical Restoration projects completed by Wickens Dry Ice Blasting.

Historical Restoration Using Dry Ice Blasting
Historical Restoration Using Dry Ice Blasting

Why Use Dry Ice Blasting for Building Restoration?

  • Cleans and restores the building without damage
  • Cleans detail work, tight spots, and around nails and obstructions
  • Removes lead-based paints
  • Cleans around wiring/plumbing without damage
  • Brings out original details in historical buildings without the mess
  • Uncovers the detail of a structure
  • Executes a highly safe and efficient cleaning process
  • Leaves no secondary waste streams
  • Helps eliminate the use of tough chemicals and abrasive cleaning methods

Locations Served

Our mobile fleet offers building restoration services all across Ontario, including Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, London, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Niagara, St. Catharines, Windsor, Barrie, Sudbury, Sarnia, and more.


Case Studies

Case Study: Industrial Painting and Cleaning of Major Rail Yard Wash Bay

At Wickens, we work on complicated projects that require unique solutions. Explore our latest case study, in which we created unique cleaning solutions to prepare a major rail yard wash bay for painting.

Case Study: Grafton Historic Building Restoration

There are many reasons why people choose to restore an old building. Historic buildings are an important way of keeping history alive, and they can also be a great source of pride for their communities.

Case Study: DOFF Cleaning for External Wood Panelling on Estate Property

Wickens recently worked on cleaning, coating, and rejuvenating wood panelling on an elegant manor using DOFF steam cleaning methods.

Case Study: Log Cabin Restoration

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting has extensive experience cleaning log cabins using special blasting techniques that are non-harmful to the surrounding environment.

Case Study: Historical Restoration and Preservation of the Kissing Bridge

Many tourists from different parts of the world come to visit Waterloo to experience the scenic beauty of the Covered Bridge. The professionals at Wickens were called in to perform dry Ice blasting, ensuring the bridge retains its pleasing interior. Thanks to dry ice blasting, cleaning this historical structure no longer carries the threat of damage it once did.


From Our Clients

Your process using dry ice to blast clean our extruder worked extremely well. We saved on downtime allowing us to get up and running in a fraction of the time it normally takes after cleaning. Thanks to your crew; they did a great job!

Angelo De Bono

Extrudex Aluminum

My wife and I want to send our sincere thanks for the great service. We really enjoyed meeting you and we appreciate the fact that you made it happen as quickly as you did, especially with our renovation in progress. Your team was amazing and they did a superb job. David and his crew were fantastic. They were polite, courteous, and they left the house spotless. Class “A” all the way. I would recommend Wickens to anyone that we know. Thanks again for everything.

Livio and Janis Luchini

Home Owners

David and Philip did an amazing job with the last cleaning work. They accomplished a lot and it was very noticeable.

Joseph Boachie


I just wanted you to know how impressed I was with the service and quality of work provided by Kevin. Kevin went above and beyond. He and his partner removed the asbestos, taking pictures of the completed work that I was able to share with our customer. I was so impressed by his courteous manner, his professionalism, and his quality of work.

Carol Tremblett

First General

Thanks for your help on our latest commercial job. The blasting, SPS, and zinc painting turned out great and you kept us on schedule—great clean up too. We look forward to working with you again.
Ken Kindade

Paul Davis GTA West