Pebble Dash Removal
RESTORATION| PEBBLE DASH REMOVAL
Pebble dash removal refers to the process of removing the outer layer of pebbles or small stones that are used to finish the exterior of a building. Pebble dash is a traditional building technique that has been used for centuries and is also known as roughcast or harling.
Removing pebble dash can be a difficult and labor-intensive process, as the pebbles are typically embedded in a layer of cement or other adhesive. There are several methods that can be used for pebble dash removal, including mechanical, chemical, and thermal methods.
Mechanical methods include using tools such as hammers, chisels, and power tools to physically remove the pebbles from the surface. This method can be effective but also can be time-consuming and cause damage to the underlying surface.
Chemical methods involve using a paint stripper or other chemical solution to soften and dissolve the adhesive that holds the pebbles in place. This method can be effective but also can be harmful to the environment and to the person using it, so it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and to use proper safety equipment.
Thermal methods involve using heat to soften the adhesive and make it easier to remove the pebbles. This method can be effective, but it can also be dangerous and can cause damage to the underlying surface if not done correctly.