Water blasting concrete removal is the superior method to ensure long-lasting, high-quality concrete repairs.
What does “water blasting concrete” mean?
Water blasting concrete, otherwise known as “hydrodemolition”, is the process of using high-pressure water to remove and repair concrete, as well as asphalt and grout. Water blasting creates a rough concrete surface that is ideal for bonding between old and new concrete and other coating applications.
Water blasting possesses a wide range of advantages compared to traditional demolition methods, creating a better, safer, more reliable, and more environmentally friendly option. Hydrodemolition equipment ensures a versatile, safe, and precise way to repair concrete for a wide variety of different projects within different industries including, but not limited to:
- Roads, bridges, and runways
- Ports and quays
- Parking decks
- Canals and locks
- Dams, spillways, and turbines
- Pillars, piles, and columns
- Tunnels, aqueducts, and pipes
- Nuclear power plants
- Water treatment facilities
- Stadiums and warehouses
Advantages of water blasting a concrete surface
- Does not cause any micro-cracks to appear in the concrete structure ensuring that the repair will be long-lasting.
- Creates no vibrations while also reducing noise and dust dramatically.
- Allows for both selective and non-selective (also known as “hydromilling”) removal.
- Keeps the rebar intact while also cleaning them.
- Creates a rough surface ideal for bonding between old and new concrete.
Explore the Conjet water blasting robots
The Conjet ACR™ robot can do the work of up to 25 jackhammer operators, reducing costs and increasing productivity and safety. When you need to remove and repair concrete elements for an existing structure, a robot is simply the better option. The automation of our robots allows the operator to execute both selective and non-selective removal with high precision, while at the same avoiding noise pollution, silica dust exposure, and “white-finger syndrome”. Contact us for more information or read more about the advantages of hydrodemolition robots.