Surface Preparation

Abrasive Blasting (Sandblasting)

SandblastingMedia Blasting

The key to a lasting paint application is proper surface preparation. The GES Industrial Painting division offers a variety of surface preparation methods, including hydro blasting, vapor blasting, special media blasting and abrasive blasting.

Sandblasting is the common term for abrasive blasting or grit blasting, but sand is rarely used anymore. To conform to new OSHA standards, GES does not use crystalline silica sand in their projects. Instead, safer and more effective media are available for preparing surfaces, such as steel grit and shot, glass bead, aluminum oxide, garnet and slag. Each media has different characterstics regarding size, hardness, mass, sharpness break down rate and cleanup requirements, so it's important that the job is done by a team who knows how to choose the ideal abrasive for your project.

Why companies choose Genesis:

No Crystalline Silica used
  • Both On-Site and In-House Blasting Capabilities
  • Wide Range of High Quality Media for Blasting
  • Crystalline Silica is Never Used in Projects
  • Experience and Equipment to Handle Large Projects
  • Full Service Blasting and Industrial Painting
  • NACE Certified Coating Inspectors on Staff
  • Conforms to All OSHA Standards

Our specialists have decades of field and technical experience and are well-practiced in industry application and specification disciplines. Our expressed goal is to deliver a quality installation in a timely and competitive manner.

Industries Served

  • Water & Wastewater
  • Bridge & Highway
  • Petrochemical
  • Pipelines & Terminals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Heavy Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Commercial Buildings
Blast ShopFully Enclosed Blast Booth

In-House Blast Shop

In addition to on-site sand blasting services, GES has its own in-house blast shop. Centrally located in the Kansas City area, the facility has a 10 ton overhead crane and a fully enclosed blast room complete with a steel grit reclaimer, full ventilation and containment. Our blast booth meets and exceeds worker safety standards.

Project Examples

KCPL projectContainment Structure for KCP&L Project

KCP&L LaCygne Generation Station Project - Genesis was awarded a contract to provide surface preparation and repainting of steel beams for the AQC Scrubber Building after demolition of all interior surfaces. The structure was 42’ wide by 166’ long by 135’ tall and needed scaffolding around the perimeter and a roof structure. Complete Class 1 containment was required for the removal of lead based coatings by abrasive blasting with coal slag and Blastox additive. A two-coat zinc/urethane system was applied to the entire structure.

WaterOne Basin Painting Job - Genesis was awarded a contract to provide surface preparation and coat steel mechanisms in four clarifier basins, two ground storage tanks, and other metal structures for the Johnson County (KS) Water District #1 (WaterOne).

MoDOT Bridge Project - Genesis was awarded a contract by IPC to provide high performance coatings on over 500 Bridges for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Genesis was also contracted to apply Epoxy coatings to various bridge beams on each bridge produced at IPC’s Precast manufacturing facilities. As a result Genesis was named 2012 DBE Subcontractor of the Year.

Genesis has completed coatings projects for clients such as KCP&L, Kiewit, Black and Veatch, ConAgra, Bayer, Koch Industries, Fuchs Lubricants, Exxon, Arcadis, Energy Transfer and Kellogg.


  • NACE International Level 3 Certified Coating Inspectors
  • American Petroleum Institute API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspectors
  • American Petroleum Institute API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspectors
  • Steel Tank Institute STI SP001 Inspectors

Our projects are far from typical and generally call for duplex or multi-coat paint sytems. Genesis is extremely helpful when it comes to correct coating system selection, pricing, quality, and delivery. We consider Genesis a very valuable partner.”
— Jeff Richardson Jr.
Shawnee Steel & Welding

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DBE of the year
Genesis was named MoDOT’s 2012 DBE
Sub-contractor of the Year for a protective coatings project. More info

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Genesis Environmental Solutions, Inc. is a
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MBE, DBE and SBA 8(a) Certified
Genesis Environmental Solutions, Inc.
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8422 SW State Route 7
Blue Springs, MO 64014