Hydro-demolition is a flexible and effective method of cutting and removing concrete. It is usually used in circumstances where the vibration from mechanical or hand demolition might cause damage to the underlying structure. By varying the pressure and flow, our operators are able to remove loose concrete, corrosion from steelwork and any surrounding dust and chlorides from the affected area.
Using high pressure water jets to break concrete, hydro-demolition allows access to restricted areas and enables operatives to work safely, removing the problem of vibration injuries. The method has a faster removal rate, less noise, less dust and less damage.
As part of the refurbishment of London Paddington Station, VolkerLaser utilised hydro-demolition to remove over 800m3 of existing slab which was an effective and efficient method to ensure the project was completed within tight timescales.