How Concrete is Removed

We live in a sea of concrete. The stuff is everywhere we look and eventually it will break down and need to be replaced. Before concrete is replaced, it needs to be removed assuming it can’t be repaired. Concrete with cracks larger than 2 inches or sunken in large areas will need to be removed and replaced, but concrete without these signs might be repairable.

The first step in concrete removal is to check for any utility lines under the concrete. If there are any lines under the concrete the demolition company will need to know how deep they are and exactly where they are. Doing so will prevent the costly mistake of damaging or severing a city utility line. If that were to happen, work would have to stop and it will be very expensive to repair the damaged line.

Once the project is cleared by city inspectors and all proper permits are approved, removal can begin. Concrete removal can be done with a wide variety of tools including jackhammers, excavators, and saws. The size and nature of the project will determine which tools are used.

After the concrete has been removed it needs to be disposed of. The best way to dispose of used concrete is to recycle. By crushing the concrete back into gravel, it can be used to make new concrete. This process helps eliminate the need for more natural resources and can even offset the cost of demolition.

If you need help with concrete removal, call DT Specialized Services.