Hydrodemolition

Aquaforce's team of skilled operators have over 20 years' experience in all applications of hydrodemolition - a specialist technique that utilises high/ultra high pressure water jetting for the removal or concrete or coatings, leaving the structure undamaged and ready for repairs.

Aquaforce offers a range of services, including:
  • High pressure water jetting (up to 1150bar)
  • Ultra high pressure water jetting (up to 2500bar)
  • Robotic hydrodemolition
  • Handlance hydrodemolition
  • Concrete surface preparation/scabbling
  • Coatings removal
  • Soffit removal
  • Bridge bearing removal
  • Bulk parapet removal
  • Waste water treatment (pH balancing & suspended solids settlement)
  • Discharge consents
  • Statutory authority liaison

Hydrodemolition technology can be used on all types of structures including bridge decks and substructures, tunnels, retaining walls, parking structures, warehouses, piers and docks, water treatment facilities and nuclear power plants. It is recognised in the industry as the safest and most efficient method of concrete removal.

In comparison to conventional methods of removing concrete, such as by jack hammer, hydrodemolition is considered to have a number of benefits, including:

  • The existing structure is left undamaged and ready for re-use
  • The process is efficient and can reduce programme duration
  • The need for further works is eliminated – existing reinforced steel is cleaned ready for concrete re-instatement
  • Health, safety and environmental risks are reduced
  • The risk of dust and airborne debris is eliminated
  • The potential for HAV is reduced
  • Concrete can be removed from congested areas of steel reinforcement
  • It prevents cracking / micro fractures to the substrate
  • Surfaces can be quickly prepared to accept new concrete or spray concrete

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