What are the Benefits of Hydro Demolition

Hydro demolition (also known as hydro demolition, hydroblasting, hydro blasting, hydromilling, waterblasting, and waterjetting) is a concrete removal technique which utilizes high-pressure water, often containing an abrasive material, to remove deteriorated and sound concrete as well as asphalt and grout. This process provides an excellent bonding surface for repair material and new coating applications. 

Benefits

Microfractures

Microfractures are formed in the concrete when conventional demolition techniques like jack hammers are used. Reducing strength of the concrete significantly by these fractures and increasing the risk of delamination. Hydro demolition removes concrete by using the impacts of eroding rather than compressive impact.

Enhanced Bonding Surface

Hydro demolition technique easily isolates the two components because the aggregate in concrete has a greater compressive strength than with the cement that surrounds it. As a result, the aggregate is left undamaged while the cement to which it is connected is destroyed. This results in a cement base layer with exposed aggregates on the hydro demolition surface ideal for construction joints in monolithic construction.

Keeping Rebar Intact

The high-pressure water jet used in hydro demolition has no effect on the rebar because of the strong compression properties of steel. In reality, the steel rebar is cleaned during the hydro demolition process, which helps successive repair.

Safety

Hydro demolition virtually eliminates the risks in traditional concrete removal methods. This process is clean and doesn’t produce any silica dust, operators aren’t exposed to the risks of a demolition site, and they operate the robots from a distance, protecting them from those risks.

Environmentally Responsible

The techniques used in traditional approaches are frequently loud and dirty, greatly disrupting their surroundings. However, hydro demolition produces almost no dust and significantly less noise than conventional demolition. To prevent it from contaminating natural water sources, the wastewater can be collected, treated, and recycled.

Now that you understand the benefits of hydro demolition, there is no need to look further than AAA Industrial Services. We provide this service in various industries, including production, manufacturing, education, commercial, corporate, retail, construction and more. Talk to us today about our Hydro Demolition Services or any of the other services that we can provide. A summary of our Hydro demolition works can be found on our Projects Page.

Contact us by calling 0447 313 222 for a free no obligation quote. We look forward to hearing from you soon!