Building Construction

Concrete hydrodemolition, renovation of underground car parks and removal of coatings of facades with water or dry ice blasting.

Overview:

Building Construction

The favourite material of the past century, concrete, is by now used in just about all buildings in conjunction with reinforcing bars. Natural ageing (“carbonation“) and environmental factors such as static overloading or salt spreading are primary sources of damage to the concrete and reinforcement. Ensuring the safety of the building requires timely and professional concrete repairs.

 

For this purpose, the old concrete is removed so that reinforcing rods can be exposed and cleaned. A new corrosion protection system can then be applied, followed by a new top layer of concrete and a special coating.

 

The advantage of removing concrete with high-pressure water jets is that surfaces are treated gently and without vibrations, which prevents stress cracks. At the same time, the reinforcement is cleaned directly by the water jet and prepared for further processing steps.

 

Damaged concrete is partially removed with a water jet at up to 3000bar and 400 litres per minute; this is done by special removal robots, or manually by way of hand lances.

 

 

This process is used