Water Jet Technology

IFPC is committed to utilizing the most advanced technology available for removing existing coatings and cutting metal surfaces while minimizing costs and increasing labor and process efficiency. We have cleaned hundreds of thousands of square feet of contaminants such as oils, salts, rust, marine growth, and chemicals in addition to removing non-skid/elastomeric coatings, urethanes, epoxies, paint, and lead-based coatings and membranes from ship hulls and decking, large storage tanks (internal and external), walkways, engine and projectile propellant removal, and helipads.

Our methods include ultra-high pressure (UHP) equipment such as self-contained robotic systems, hydro cutting, hydro demolition, rubber removal systems, and water jetting services using force between 40,000 psi and 55,000 psi.

Compared to abrasive blastings such as sand or steel shot, water jetting leaves 98% less residue behind and is dust-free, allowing simultaneous coating and painting. IFPC professionals can remove multiple layers of coating, and there is no damage to sensitive areas such as welding seams and connecting joints. Portable and non-invasive, water jetting is ideal for government and industrial applications, providing a fast, powerful, cost-effective, and environmentally safe way of solving difficult cleaning, cutting, and surface preparation problems.

UHP water jetting applications that IFPC uses:

  • Algae removal
  • Asbestos removal
  • Bridge cleaning
  • Clarifiers
  • Corrosion control
  • Concrete cutting
  • Chemical storage tank cleaning
  • Coating removal on steel and concrete surfaces
  • Coal sludge
  • Concrete truck cleaning
  • Cured concrete removal on vehicle components
  • Decontamination of holding tanks
  • Fiberglass lined tanks
  • Floors: cleaning, product-refuse removal, scarifying, resurfacing
  • Flight decks
  • Fouling film evaporator
  • Foils, 3M removal
  • Fuel tanks
  • Gasline pipe cleaning
  • Gasket surface cleaning
  • Graffiti removal
  • Granite cutting
  • Hazardous industrial waste recovery
  • Locomotives
  • Marine growth
  • Mastic removal
  • Mill scale
  • Mold cleaning (construction)
  • Natural gas lines
  • Oil petroleum product storage tanks
  • Paint facilities
  • Paint pipe cleaning
  • Paint stripping removal
  • Paper manufacturers
  • Railroad cars
  • Road marking removal
  • Rubber removal
  • Runway rubber removal
  • Salt removal
  • Scaffold cleaning
  • Scarifying surfaces
  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Sewer pipe cleaning
  • Ship deck cleaning
  • Ship hull cleaning
  • Surface hardened exterior finish removal
  • Tank lining removal
  • Tar removal
  • Tunnel cleaning and restoration
  • Urea deposit removal
  • Water abrasive blasting
  • Wood pulp removal
  • Warehouse loading docks and storage surfaces cleaning
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Case Studies

USS Lincoln Bilge Keels and Flight Dec
Newport News, VA - 
Completed 2013, 300 feet and 50,000 SF.

Recognizing that they could not use a torch for fear of igniting the lead-based, flammable contents of this Naval warship's 300-foot bilge keels, IFPC used a new water jetting technology. To prepare the vessel for updating and enhancement, certified technicians cut the keels with state-of-the-art equipment that outperformed existing competitive standards, enabling efficiency, better workflow, and significantly reduced costs. Professionals used 40,000psi UHP from specially engineered water jetting equipment on the flight deck to take up the existing non-skid flooring. IFPC finished the job three (3) weeks ahead of schedule for Huntington Ingalls and the U.S. Navy.


International Flooring & Protective Coatings, Inc.

4675 E Princess Anne Rd.

Norfolk, VA 23502.


Virginia Beach Hotel