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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.

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 the Restoration of Historical Buildings?

  • Cleans and restores the historical 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 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

Certifications

Case Studies

Case Study: Removing Lead Paint from a Historic Lighthouse in Niagara

Marking the entrance to the Niagara River is a lighthouse that once guided boats and ships arriving via Lake Ontario. Recently, Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided it was necessary to refurbish the lighthouse and remove the lead paint that had been applied years ago before federal regulations came into effect.

Case Study: Saving a Building Project from Mould

For builders in Northern Ontario, winter came all too quickly while constructing a luxury condo building. With snow and wet conditions, mould developed on the building materials and spread throughout the building. Wickens quickly mobilized a team of trained technicians to begin the mould remediation process.

Case Study: Removing Asbestos from an Office Building

A three-story office building in South Western Ontario had areas of exposed brick on all levels that had been painted with asbestos-containing paint. With extensive experience, specialized processes, and trained technicians, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting was able to safely and quickly remove the asbestos.

Case Study: Mould Removal from Hamilton Townhouses

The Municipality of Hamilton, Ontario faced a nightmare situation when mould was found in the attics of 90 residential townhouses. Wickens completed the three-month mould remediation project on time, under budget, and with very little disruption to the tenants.

Case Study: Using Dry Ice Blasting to Clean the Canadian Plaza Canopy in Niagara

On the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge, visitors are greeted by the Canadian Plaza, which consists of a main administration building for processing arrivals. Wickens used dry ice blasting to clean the wooden structure without disrupting the high volumes of visitor traffic.

Case Study: Mould Remediation at a St. Catharines Ice Arena

Managers of an ice arena in St. Catharine’s, Ontario discovered significant mould growth on the ceiling of the building. Wickens Dry Ice Blasting was able to clean the mould residue and mould spores from the ceiling and support structures within two weeks.

Case Study: Via Rail Fire Restoration & Prevention

Via Rail connects Canada from coast to coast—so it’s crucial to keep trains running safely and efficiently. After an incident involving an exhaust vent that caught fire, Via Rail called in the professionals at Wickens Dry Ice Blasting to restore the area and provide preventive cleaning to avoid similar issues in the future.

Testimonials

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

Cascades

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

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