Hydrodemolition is ideal for the removal of concrete without damage or impact to the reinforcement bars .Or vibration of a structure. This process provides an excellent bonding surface for repair material.
Hydro demolition can be used for horizontal, vertical, and overhead concrete removal and surface preparation on reinforced and non-reinforced structures. It is effective in removing concrete from around embedded metal elements .such as reinforcing steel. expansion joints, anchorages, conduits, shear connectors, and shear studs.
Advantages of Hydrodemolition
Hydrodemolition is an efficient, cost-effective, that removes deteriorated concrete with high pressure water blasting . Additionally, it assists the preparation of a bridge prior to the placement of the deck overlay . and provides a highly bondable surface for superior outcomes.
Hydrodemolition is a safe, controlled, and non-impact concrete removal solution that has no risks of microcracking of . The existing substrate compared to other traditional concrete milling and scarification methods.
Traditional demolition techniques such as hydraulic hammering, and jackhammering leave microfractures on the surface of the concrete. While hand-held jackhammers may be beneficial to use in areas that are inaccessible to hydrodemolition equipment. They allow vibrations to travel through the concrete which can loosen the rebar.
In contrast,removes concrete in “a controlled manner” without vibration, which reduces the risk of microcracking. Hydro demolition is an ideal concrete removal method due to its ability to create a “greater exposed aggregate area” . Which results in “enhancing subsequent overlay bond”.
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Hydro demolition ( ultra high pressure water blasting concrete). Hydrodemolition is a concrete removal technique which utilize ultra high-pressure water at pressures up to 40,000 psi . To remove deteriorated and sound concrete to expose reinforcement bars for repairs.