Common Concrete Demolition Methods that Get the Job Done

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Concrete is one of the strongest building materials out there. It’s very commonly used in construction because it is extremely reliable and durable. However, what happens when you want to get rid of it? It’s not so easy to simply pick up tons and tons of concrete and move it somewhere else. That’s where Sneve Bobcat comes to the rescue. We offer expert concrete breaking and excavation services to help you clear out concrete in the quickest and most professional manner possible. We have all the right equipment to help save you time on all of your concrete demolition or excavation needs.

Here are some common concrete demolition methods that you can expect us to implement in order to get the job done:

Pressure Bursting

If you are worried about dust and loud noises, pressure bursting is the way to go. Concrete demolition and excavation jobs can be extremely disruptive to neighboring businesses and structures. With this method, the concrete is split by a high-powered machine that uses mechanical pressure to burst the concrete. After that, it’s much easier to remove the concrete with a machine or by hand. It’s a great concrete breaking method that minimizes noise and dust so that you can make as little of an impact as possible on surrounding businesses and buildings.

Hydraulic Breaking

This method involves using a high-powered percussion hammer powered by hydraulics. It’s a heavy duty way to get rid of concrete fast. Hydraulic breaking is typically used to remove concrete that was used to construct pavement, foundations, and bridge decks. This method generates a significant amount of noise but gets the job done quickly. Sneve Bobcat can show up to the work site with specialized equipment that can handle all job sizes. We will break down the concrete with hydraulic breaking equipment and remove it from the site as well. Our goal is to make your life as easy as possible during concrete breaking and excavation services.


Water is a powerful substance, but you might not have ever considered that water can be used to cut through concrete. However, it’s a very effected concrete demolition method that is ideal for surface preparation and scarification. With hydrodemolition, concentrated streams of pressurized water cut through concrete at around 20,000 psi. There is no vibration or impacts associated with this method, which means microcracks are much less likely. Obviously, this method won’t work at sites that are remote and without a major water source, but it can certainly be an intriguing option.

There are other methods that can be used for concrete breaking and excavation services, but these tend to be some of the most common ways. It’s amazing to think that even though concrete is one of the toughest materials, it can still be broken down by using science. Sneve Bobcat knows what it takes to handle all of your concrete demolition needs. Give us a call today to discuss how we can help you achieve your excavation and concrete removal goals.