Your single-source industrial services partner,

specialising in asset lifecycle extension services.


Surface Preparation

Full service expertise for optimal surface creation across multiple industries.

Southey Contracting’s Surface Preparation Services go hand-in-hand with our Industrial Painting Solutions.

Surface preparation is an essential first stage treatment of a substrate before the application any coating. Fact is that without first using the correct methodology and equipment to clean a particular surface from contaminants such as grease, oil, rubber, oxides and such there is a great likelihood that subsequent coating adhesion will be impaired – not only affecting the intended performance of the surface and negatively impacting its lifecycle but, in some cases, also presenting a real danger to the overall operation and/or structure.

“Chemical contaminants that are not readily visible, such as chlorides and sulphates, attract moisture through coating systems resulting in premature failure. The importance of a chemically clean substrate to provide the best possible contact surface for the applied coating cannot be over-emphasised.”
(Guides to good practice in Corrosion Control)

Southey Contracting’s Surface Preparation Solution

Our Surface Preparation Solutions are deployed across a vast range of industries – from retail warehouses and manufacturing plants to hospitals, the food and beverage industry and airports looking to remove rubber from their runways. Our solution offers:

  • Full Service and Expertise: The solution is not only limited to preparation but can be expanded to corrosion protection and other services. From client perspective we provide a one-stop-shop.
  • Specialised Machinery: We deploy technology that is unique in that it allows for operations in areas that are way beyond the scope of our competitors. With the ability to dissemble and re-assemble equipment in the tightest of spaces, Southey Contracting takes leadership through technology.
  • Scale: Southey Contracting has prepared the largest number of square meters in South Africa and has the proud record of completing some of the largest Surface Preparation projects on the African Continent.

“Our leading technologies and methodologies allow for the creation of optimal surfaces (walls and floors).”

Southey Contracting's clients include


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Standards, Accreditations & Safety

Southey Contracting adheres to the highest levels of safety (for both our teams and clients’ labour force) and have we be awarded with several citations – most notably from Eskom Power Utility where we stripped and replaced 2000m of insulation within a 60 day window, 100% incident free. Southey Contracting holds all relevant accreditations, including:

ISO 9001
ISO 14001
ISO 45001

Southey Contracting undertakes work safely, maintaining the highest quality and standards of consideration for the environment.

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