Rubber Removal

Rubber Removal

The Importance of Effective Rubber Removal for Airfield Safety

Carbonized rubber deposits on airport runways pose a significant safety risk by reducing surface friction, which can lead to hazardous conditions for aircraft during takeoff and landing. As a leading provider of airfield pavement maintenance services, Hi-Lite stands out as the premier solution for rubber removal on airfields. Our specialized equipment and experienced staff ensure that your runways are thoroughly cleaned and maintain the highest levels of safety and compliance.

Hi-Lite's Commitment to Excellence in Rubber Removal

When you choose Hi-Lite for your runway pavement maintenance services, you can expect the following:

  • Industry-leading production rates per hour
  • An outstanding safety record
  • Environmentally responsible methods

Our dedication to providing top-notch service ensures that your runways are clean but also safer and compliant with all relevant regulations.

Advanced Rubber Removal Techniques:


Waterblasting: The Power of the "Rubbernator

Hi-Lite's uniquely designed "Rubbernator" waterblasters are the ultimate solution for efficient and effective rubber removal. These state-of-the-art trucks are clean with a six-foot wide pass, capable of clearing up to 30,000 square feet of rubber per hour. Equipped with rear-view cameras, monitors, and auxiliary lights, our waterblasters ensure optimal safety and productivity in any environmental condition.

By opting for Hi-Lite's Runway Rubber Removal Waterblasting, you can expect:

  • Undamaged and consistently cleaned surfaces
  • Ensured emergency compliance
  • Significantly safer runways due to increased friction


Chemical Process: Safety Meets Efficiency

In addition to waterblasting, Hi-Lite employs a chemical process that combines AEROGREEN Runway Rubber Remover with rigorous scrubbing to dissolve dangerous carbonized rubber residue. This method ensures complete rubber removal from runways while preserving pavement integrity and maintaining safety for direct contact with aircraft, equipment, and lighting.

We understand the importance of using environmentally friendly products that meet the strictest safety standards. Our chemical process is designed to minimize the impact on the environment while maximizing the effectiveness of rubber removal.


R4: The Future of Responsible Runway Removal

Hi-Lite's groundbreaking R4 process represents the pinnacle of runway pavement maintenance. By pre-treating runways with AEROGREEN and following up with light waterblasting, this innovative method guarantees safety for fixtures, markings, and joints.

The R4 process offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Rapid and eco-friendly removal
  • Adherence to the strictest governmental guidelines
  • Reduced pressure from waterblasters
  • Optimized chemical usage
  • Enhanced micro and macro textures for superior runway friction

As a forward-thinking airfield marking contractor, Hi-Lite continuously invests in the latest technologies and techniques to provide our clients with the most effective and efficient rubber removal services.

Partner with Hi-Lite for Unparalleled Airfield Safety

When you choose Hi-Lite Airfield Services for your rubber removal needs, you partner with a company dedicated to ensuring your airfield's highest safety, compliance, and efficiency. Our team of experts works closely with airport authorities and stakeholders to develop customized airfield pavement maintenance services that meet the unique requirements of each facility.

We understand the critical role that well-maintained runways play in an airport's overall safety and performance. By leveraging our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, we help airports maintain optimal friction levels, reduce the risk of accidents, and ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.

To learn more about how Hi-Lite's rubber removal services can benefit your airfield, contact us today to request a quote. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss your specific needs and provide a customized solution tailored to your airfield's requirements.

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