Hydro Demolition is a very specialised method of concrete removal. Concrete can be removed without compromising the steel reinforcing bar.
The Hydro process will actually clean the re-bar to allow protective coatings to be applied.
Hydro Demolition is being specified more frequently on tender documents, especially areas such as water treatment works and bridge repairs where the risk of remedial breaking (using more conventional methods is high. Conventional methods such as rock hammering will induce micro cracks due to vibration.
We have 2 No.1000 bar (1600psi) Hydro units and 2 WJA trained squads of operatives. We are the only diamond drilling firm in Northern Ireland that performs this service.
Hydro Demolition can also be used in Ultra High Pressure (UHP) to carry out Surface Preparation.