This process may best be compared to power washing which has also gained popularity as a means to clean driveways, homes, streets, commercial vehicles and more.
Water blasters are essentially pressure washers with extreme pressure from 7,000 PSI to 60,000 PSI. These units are classified generally as delivering ultra-high pressure. This range of pressures are designed for unique applications like pipe cleaning, water jetting, precision cutting, and surface preparation to name a few. Common uses are found in industries like construction, marine, aviation, and manufacturing. They can be built with electric, gas, or diesel engines with cold or hot water options depending on the application requirements. One should use safety equipment to protect the body and feet from accidentally injury 
- Blaxter & Russell; J. H. S. Blaxter, Frederick S. Russell (1984). Advances in Marine Biology, Volume 21. Academic Press. p. 33. ISBN 0-12-026121-9.
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