At Austrans, we believe that hydoblasting is the safest method for the effective removal of structurally deteriorated concrete, and we’re proud to have it as one of our services.
What is hydroblasting concrete removal?
Concrete deteriorates over time and eventually needs to be reapplied. However, to do that, the old concrete first needs to be removed. Among the various methods, the safest and most effective one is hydroblasting. This technique, carried out in a controlled environment, combines water, an abrasive material, and a high-pressure machine to gently remove concrete from any structure. With pressure levels ranging from 20,000 to 35,000 PSI and a water blasting capacity of up to 57 litres per minute or 212 litres per minute with a robot, hydroblasting is the go-to choice for a smooth and efficient concrete demolition.
What are the benefits of using hydroblasting for concrete removal?
There are a lot of different methods to remove concrete, but hydroblasting is recognised throughout Australia as being the best. Here’s why:
It’s safe: When correct safety measures are following (PPE, encapsulation, barricades etc), hydroblasting reduces harm caused by debris, dust, and hazardous materials. This not only safeguards personnel but also mitigates environmental risks.
It’s efficient: A standout feature of hydroblasting lies in its efficiency. Unlike some conventional methods that may result in cracking, burring, deformation, or chipping, hydroblasting leaves the rebar free from damage. This simplifies subsequent concrete reapplication.
It’s versatile: Hydroblasting can work with surfaces of diverse shapes, sizes, and thicknesses, including those intricate and hard-to-reach spaces that often pose challenges for alternative removal methods. This versatility makes hydroblasting the perfect solution for a wide range of concrete removal scenarios.
It’s fast and precise: With the absence of human operation, hydroblasting guarantees swiftness, accuracy, and precision. The robotic precision minimises the margin for error, resulting in a consistently high level of workmanship.
It can be adjusted: The machine used for hydroblasting can be adjusted depending on what it is needed for. For example, to remove concrete and not rebar, the water pressure is lowered.
It’s cheaper: Hydroblasting is one of the cheapest options when it comes to concrete removal. The predominant use of water in the process contributes to cost-effectiveness, and you can reapply the concrete using the existing rio which hydroblasting has exposed.
Stay safe during concrete removal
While hydroblasting boasts a well-deserved reputation as one of the safest concrete removal methods, essential safety protocols should still be maintained. Safety is paramount during concrete removal so it’s important to always wear eye and ear protection, hydro jetting suits, rubber boots, gloves, a hardhat with a visor, and any other blasting specific safety gear when following operating procedures. Also, make sure the area is clean from clutter and that everyone in the area stays clear.
Austrans does it best
With safety and efficiency at the forefront of our services, Austrans offers hydroblasting for concrete removal. Established in 1999, the Austrans Group is proudly Australian-owned and operated, and is now recognised as an industry leader in waste management, industrial services, project management, and high-pressure water blasting all over South East Queensland.
We’ll take care of the concrete removal work for you.