Uniting the best of both worlds.
Hydrodemolition is a concrete removal technique which utilizes high-pressure water, often in the range of 20-30,000psi, to remove deteriorated and sound concrete as well as asphalt and grout. It is effective in removing concrete from around embedded metal elements, such as reinforcing steel, expansion joints, anchorages, conduits, shear connectors, and shear studs without damaging them. The process provides an excellent bonding surface for repair material and new coating applications.
Hydrodemolition offers a number of environmental benefits compared to other methods of concrete removal. It creates no dust pollution, reduces noise pollution, and the water used during the process can be collected after use to minimize any risk of contamination. Recent technological innovations allow the process of water cleaning and reuse after hydrodemolition.