Hydroblast have a great deal of experience in safe and efficient concrete deck removal. Using the very best hydrodemolition equipment, our operatives can perform tasks efficiently. Not only this, but the accuracy of our high pressure water jetting means that the inner reinforcing bars are left in place and undamaged.
Bridge Deck Removal in Action
The example below provides a great insight into how our concrete deck removal services work. Using specialised equipment such as the Aqua Cutter 410a Evolution machine, we were able to target specific sections of the concrete that the client wanted to remove, whilst leaving its surroundings and the rebar intact. For this particular project, we were required to remove concrete to a depth of 150mm whilst ensuring that there was no damage to the rest of the structure.
The standard to which we performed this project wouldn’t be possible with other types of demolition and equipment. This is due to the vibrations that they cause, resulting in the nearby concrete becoming damaged and cracked.
However, the accuracy of machines like the Aqua Cutter means that we can perform targeted concrete removal, without the vibrations. Features such as the Equal Distance System (EDS) help the nozzle to remain the same distance from the surface, meaning that less energy and pressure is wasted. It is efficient and versatile, making it suitable for a range of jobs including bridge deck removal.
Why Do We Use Hydrodemolition for Concrete Removal?
Hydrodemolition is an incredibly versatile technique. It can be used for a wide range of concrete cutting projects including bridge deck removal, and it is widely considered to be the best method for this particular task.
Some of the most popular reasons why someone may choose hydrodemolition for bridge deck removal include:
There are many different methods that can be used to remove concrete, such as chiselling and using jackhammers. However, hydrodemolition is undoubtedly the safest solution.
This is due to our investment in remote control hydrodemolition robots. Whenever possible, we ensure that our operations can be performed without the operatives being in the blast zone, a much safer solution than hand operation. Our operatives are able to control the machinery from a safe distance, keeping them away from the blast zone and any potential dangers.
Concrete is often used to construct walls, floors, ceilings and decking. However, removing any old or damaged concrete from these locations can prove to be challenging.
Advancements in hydrodemolition technology have provided the solution, equipment such as the Aqua Spine. Whether you’re looking to remove concrete horizontally, vertically, overhead or even underwater, we can provide the solution.
As shown above, our hydrodemolition robots have to be incredibly accurate in their work. Our experienced operatives are able to program them to perform selective demolition, meaning that we will only remove the concrete that needs to be removed or replaced.