Whether your are doing a complete demolition job or have decided that repairing your existing concrete is too much work and not cost effective, concrete removal may be the best option for you. With our concrete removal service, we do it all. Breaking up your slab, disposing of your old concrete and removing it from your job site is all included in what we do. Concrete removal can be done on your own, but is back-breaking work and can, sometimes, result in higher costs due to having to hire your own disposal company. Save yourself time and energy and let us do all of the work for you!
When to Remove Concrete
Although repairing concrete is probably the first option that comes to your mind, it isn’t always feasible. Generally speaking, complete concrete removal is necessary when concrete slabs have become irreparably damaged. This can happen when your concrete has multiple wide and deep cracks, when your concrete has frost heave (which causes part of the concrete to be pushed up to do to frost swelling) or when concrete has settled incorrectly, leading to fissures or uneven surfaces.
Repair Vs. Removal
Repair is a good option when only slight crack have begun to form in your concrete slab. Choosing to repair can help to prolong the life of the concrete but, more often than not, it’s simply placing a bandaid on a much bigger problem. One of the benefits of removal is that, once the concrete is gone, the earth underneath can be properly fixed so that constant repairs aren’t needed. This can actually save you money in the long run, as you won’t consistently be needed to patch. If you are noticing imperfections in your concrete, consider removal and replacing.
How We Remove Your Concrete
How we remove your concrete depends on the size of the slab being removed. If the area is small, such as a patio or section of sidewalk, we will typically bring in hand held tools like sledgehammers and jackhammers to demolish out the concrete. If the project calls for something bigger, due to increased size (like the slab of your home), we will bring in an excavation machine, such as a Bobcat, which is equipped with a top of the line pneumatic breaker. These tools will break your concrete in to manageable pieces, which we will load in to a rollaway dumpster and dispose of.
Recycling Your Old Concrete
Because we realize that taking care of the earth should be one of our top priorities, we have put in place certain steps to make sure that your old concrete is recycled. Instead of placing your old concrete in to a landfill, where it will likely sit for years in to the future, we take it to a certified recycling center where the concrete is crushed in to small pieces and used as an aggregate in new cement. By doing this, we ensure that our removal and construction remains sustainable.