Advantages of hydrodemolition equipment at noise-restricted construction and demolition sites
Just like the air we breathe, sound is just as an important – yet often overlooked – part of our lives. And just as air quality can have a detrimental effect tion and demolition industry. Even though they are vital to further develop our society, the noise produced by erecting, remodeling, and demolishing structures results in a number of health concerns including:
- Hearing loss
- Cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive impairment
Hydrodemolition equipment has proven to be a viable solution as the pressure from all sides increased in the search of an efficient, cost-effective way to limit noise pollution. In the end, sound-proofing a construction site is easier said than done. Sound abatement techniques can reduce decibels, but lack the capability to eliminate the biggest noise polluter – machines.
The many benefits of hydrodemolition equipment
Hydrodemolition equipment is gaining popularity in concrete removal as a method not only able to prevent noise pollution as compared to conventional demolition equipment such as pneumatic breakers, but also provides a host of other benefits including:
- Does not cause any micro-cracks in the remaining structure, ensuring long-lasting repair of high-quality.
- Enables both selective and non-selective removal of concrete
- Causes no vibrations during the removal process
- Cleans the rebars, sparing you time and effort of sandblasting the reinforcing steel
- Hydrodemolition is generally around 25x faster than mechanical jackhammering
- Prepares an ideal surface for bonding between new and old concrete
Hydrodemolition equipment is relatively silent compared to traditional demolition methods, allowing contractors to efficiently continue operators without disturbing their neighbors or risking the health of their employees.
Hydrodemolition vs. Pneumatic devices
Demolition and surface preparation are inherently noisy, where traditional removal techniques such as using pneumatic devices operate at unhealthy decibel levels. The noise level can of course vary greatly depending on a wide variety of factors including where the project is taking place (open or enclosed environment), the condition of the material being removed, and the type of machinery being used.
Handheld pneumatic devices and concrete saws register around 90-100 dB, about the same as a lawnmower or snowblower. Whereas most hydrodemolition equipment typically registers around 10-20 dB lower than that of many traditional demolition techniques.
How can Conjet’s hydrodemolition robots be so quiet?
This is a combination of several factors:
- Rubber hoods: All our hydrodemolition robots are equipped with a rubber hood which covers the demolition area and not only dampens sound, but also protects the workers from debris.
- Remote operations: While it doesn’t reduce the overall decibel levels, remote operation capabilities allow the workers to control the robots from a distance, thus increasing sound safety.
- High-quality sound engineering: We’ve worked on perfecting the sound engineering of our hydrodemolition robots, guaranteeing low sound levels to minimize jobsite noise – ensuring the contractor’s ability to meet sound regulations in urban areas.
- Quick and efficient: The Conjet hydrodemolition robots ensure fast and efficient concrete demolitions and repairs, minimizing the time the machines have to be active.
Hydrodemolition equipment for sale
It’s time to turn down the volume on your concrete removal and surface preparation applications. If you’re looking for hydrodemolition equipment for sale, contact Conjet.
Noise restriction will in most likelihood continue to increase as jobsits move further into heavily populated urban environments. Investing in quieter methods will not only ensure you will be able to meet current sound level regulations, but also promises long-term options as the industry continues to evolve. Explore our demolition equipment for sale.